Player ratings as Selecao cruise into World Cup quarter-finals

Portugal put in their best display of the World Cup so far in a scintillating 6-1 win against Switzerland in the last 16.

Fernando Santos made the bold decision to drop Cristiano Ronaldo for Tuesday’s tie and the Selecao looked much more fluid in attack because of it.

There was initially so little to report on during the opening 15 minutes that a Mexican wave was started at the vast Lusail Stadium by bored fans before the game’s first chance.

But that opening came soon after when Goncalo Ramos – starting in place of Ronaldo and having only played 35 minutes of international football prior to…


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