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Portugal Boss On Why Ronaldo Was Angry After Iran Match

Portugal Boss On Why Cristiano Ronaldo Was Angry After Iran Match

By Kurt Buckerfield - Jun 26, 2018 07:32 AM @KurtLaduma

Portugal manager Fernando Santos has explained why superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, who missed a penalty and could have been sent off, was upset after A Selecao's 1-1 draw with Iran in their final Group B match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup on Monday night.

Click through the gallery above to see some images from Portugal's draw with Iran.

The Real Madrid talisman had the chance to give his team a comfortable 2-0 lead in the 53rd minute of the fixture, but fluffed his lines as Iran shot-stopper Alireza Beiranvand proved equal to his strike.

There was more drama later in the game, when the referee consulted VAR after it appeared that Ronaldo threw an elbow at an opponent, but replays showed the action was not as malicious as it initially may have seemed.  

Ronaldo, who received a yellow card for the challenge, cut a frustrated figure after the match, but Santos insisted this was only because he was disappointed that A Selecao did not take home all three points.

"I understand, it's normal," he said, according to the Daily Express.

"The best players in the world face that when there isn't an opportunity to really make it happen.

"That hurts a lot, more to them than to the other players.

"They always want to win, they want to be the best and they refuse to fail – and when they fail, they get very upset."

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Ronaldo and Portugal will play Uruguay in the round of 16, where they will go up against a defence that is yet to concede a goal at the tournament.

Do you think Ronaldo can inspire his nation to advance past Uruguay? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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@ Tchillimbou 2-0 Joined: 23 May 2018
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@ Tchillimbou 2-0 Jun 28, 2018 10:41 AM
Knock out stages its where CR7 n LM10 rise watch out
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MR E Jun 28, 2018 04:46 AM
Ronaldo won't beat suarez and his crew, Uruguay Wil beat Portugal.
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MSANDROTIC Jun 26, 2018 03:49 PM
King CR7
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MSANDROTIC Jun 26, 2018 03:49 PM
Anything can happen in football, wish him a good luck
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THE NK Jun 26, 2018 03:24 PM
Eish CR7
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Bigjack Jun 26, 2018 03:00 PM
@vijjox DON'T TELL US ABOUT QUIROZ HE EVEN FAILED HERE IN MZANSI
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Mashia1950 Jun 26, 2018 12:09 PM
Ronaldo will always fight for Portugal. I saw a soft penalty given against Egypt because of this VAR thing it starting to annoy me.
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alizebucs1986 Jun 26, 2018 11:50 AM
@Voltaire i am telling u what Diego Simeone said,and i know this Cowditor is scared of publishing that since he is a fan of Masesi
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Voltaire Jun 26, 2018 11:31 AM
@alizebucs1986 when did he say that every coach fears Messi more, every team changes their tactics when facing Messi even Germany did that.
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alizebucs1986 Jun 26, 2018 10:59 AM
@PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN unfortunately Ronaldo does not Miss Decisive Penalties..Messi scores useless ones and Misses Decisive Ones
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alizebucs1986 Jun 26, 2018 10:57 AM
@Voltaire Diego Simeone of Atletico Madrid says he fears Ronaldo more than Messi,because he has seen Ronaldo perform at every team he has played for,compared to Messi who only shines because of the quality from Barcelona
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atlijozi Jun 26, 2018 10:39 AM
Drama queen..
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Alex Madibela Jun 26, 2018 10:34 AM
Ronaldo mst nt be upset draw is a part of game.
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Morgizer31 Jun 26, 2018 10:08 AM
Ooh so he must kick playes bcz his not findng it easy?
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SorayaAlexander Jun 26, 2018 09:39 AM
@indidane so what if he miss a penalty shit happen that does not make him a looser he has proven the world his the best refrain from posting stupid remarks Ronaldo knows when and how so stop jumping for posting stupid stuff if you don't like the guy he is and amazing player and giver
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vijjox Jun 26, 2018 09:38 AM
@Soni_JX I want to invite you in my wedding you can speak
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Voltaire Jun 26, 2018 09:21 AM
Carlos Queiroz told them that he fears Messi more than Ronaldo and last night he showed them why.
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DopeZN Jun 26, 2018 09:18 AM
@PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN you were told by whom? Don't lie, this isn't the first or second penalty CR7 has missed.
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indidane Jun 26, 2018 09:16 AM
S0 Penald0 missed a Penalty ??? Mmmmhhh
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Soni_JX Jun 26, 2018 08:46 AM
HA HA HA HA......Did you believed that gab? How many penalties did Ronaldo missed in his entire career?

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