The Portuguese FA has denied a report claiming the national team captain, Cristiano Ronaldo, threatened to leave the World Cup.
According to Record, Ronaldo told head coach, Fernando Santos, he might fly out of Qatar after finding out he was dropped for the last-16 clash against Switzerland.
The 37-year-old is said to have calmed down eventually, realising his departure could negatively impact the team.
But the Portugal Football Federation, in a statement, debunked these claims.
According to the statement: “News released this Thursday reports that Cristiano Ronaldo threatened to leave the national team during a conversation with Fernando Santos, national coach.
“The FPF clarifies that at no time did the captain of the national team, Cristiano Ronaldo, threaten to leave the national team during the internship in Qatar.”