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Portugal Coach Makes CR7 Captaincy Call After Outburst

Portugal coach Fernando Santos has made a decision on whether or not Cristiano Ronaldo will remain A Selecao's captain after angrily storming off the pitch against Serbia and throwing the armband to the floor.

Read: Referee Speaks After Ronaldo's Tantrum

The 36-year-old has been Portugal captain since July 2008, but there were question marks as to whether he would continue in his role following his angry reaction to his potential 92nd minute winner against Serbia being chalked off by the referee.

Ronaldo was so upset with the decision, which would have seen his side win the clash 3-2, that he left the pitch with seconds left to play, and also threw his armband to the ground.

Check out the gallery below to see some images of Ronaldo's tantrum!

The match official has since apologised for his mistake, admitting that he wrongfully dismissed the goal, and Santos has declared that Ronaldo will remain his captain despite his antics.

"He will keep the armband," the Portugal manager said, as quoted by AS.

"If he had offended the coach, his colleagues or the federation, then yes, we would have to think. Nothing like that happened. 

"What happened was a moment of great frustration that could have happened to me. Frustration of someone who always wants to win, who gives everything for the national team. It happened to him, it could have been someone else. 

"He was the first to recognise that he should not have done it. He will be captain, for sure."

Ronaldo and Portugal will face Luxembourg in their third 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier of this international break on Tuesday night.

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