Why was Cristiano Ronaldo dropped by Portugal for their World Cup tie with Switzerland?

When Cristiano Ronaldo headed to the World Cup with Portugal, he was probably hoping he would dominate the headlines. He has, too. Just not in the way he would have liked.

His World Cup came to something of an unceremonious half when he was dropped from the Portugal team for the last 16 game against Switzerland.

Why did Portugal take that decision, though, and just how surprised should anyone have been?

Ultimately, only head coach Fernando Santos knows the answer to that question, but he certainly wasn’t happy with the striker.

In Portugal’s last group game, a 2-1 defeat to South Korea,…

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