Joao Felix, the primary striker for Portugal, recently discussed the impact of Ronaldo’s presence on the field during the 2022 World Cup.
Portugal will play Morocco in the 2022 World Cup quarterfinals tonight, December 10. Selecao is seen as the smarter squad to gain tickets to the next round. Along with the contentious tone of the argument, there are also worries about superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.
When CR7 wasn’t selected as the key kick in Portugal’s 1/8 triumph against Switzerland, there were speculations that he was upset and wanted to leave the country right away. Whether Ronaldo will start once more against Morocco is still up in the air, despite a denial from the national football federation.
Star Joao Felix discussed the differences with and without CR7 playing from the beginning during the pre-match press conference.
No matter if he is on the field or not, our methods remain the same. We used the same approach we did in the first game. The team still contains other players, but overall the quality is the same. Cristiano possesses talents that others do not.”
Felix responded when asked if Portugal plays more harmoniously as a unit without Ronaldo playing: “Although we constantly seek the best solution, each person has their own thoughts. I don’t feel any pressure or obligation to always pass the ball to Cristiano.
He had the innate ability to offer what others lacked. He adds a lot of value to the game, thus it matters when he is on the field. It does not matter if you play as a team or not; what matters is how well your team performs.
The decision on whether Ronaldo will start tonight’s game against Morocco is still up in the air, particularly in light of the excellent performance by CR7 stuntman Goncalo Ramos, who scored a hat trick against Switzerland in the previous game. It’s also feasible that manager Santos will stick with Ronaldo as a backup and continue to believe in the 21-year-old budding star.
Today, December 10, is the game between Portugal and Morocco in the World Cup 2022 quarterfinals.
The referee of the match Argentina vs Netherlands drew 19 yellow cards
Argentina won a dramatic victory over the Netherlands in the gunfight, thereby entering the 2022 World Cup semi-finals. Drawing 2-2 after 120 minutes of tension, Lionel Messi and his teammates showed their bravery. on dot 11m.
The match between Argentina and the Netherlands was really hot with the fighting spirit of both teams. The tension is pushed higher, making this match go down in World Cup history with an unprecedented penalty card record.
Specifically, referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz issued a total of 19 yellow cards, making the quarter-final between the Netherlands and Argentina the match with the most cards ever at the World Cup.
The number of 19 yellow cards broke the previous record of the round of 16 match between Portugal and the Netherlands at the 2006 World Cup, known as the “Battle of Nuremberg”.
At that time, referee Valentin Ivanov drew 17 cards in the match of Nuremberg. Portugal won 1-0 thanks to a goal scored by Maniche in the 23rd minute.
According to statistics, the match between the Netherlands and Argentina is also the match with the most penalty cards in the record of FIFA’s management system.
Argentina beat the Netherlands 4–3 on penalties to advance to the semi-finals, where they will face Croatia. Superstar Lionel Messi shone with 1 goal and 1 assist for Argentina, before Weghorst scored a breathtaking brace from 83 to 90 + 11 minutes to send the game into extra time.