Cristiano Ronaldo allegedly threatened to leave the World Cup team after being selected, and the Portugal Federation has responded.

Cristiano Ronaldo was benched against Switzerland in the last 16 . Goncalo Ramos scored a hat-trick in the 6-1 win over Portugal .

Cristiano Ronaldo was forced to abandon the World Cup squad by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) on Thursday after being benched against Switzerland.On Tuesday, the 37-year-old striker was pulled out of the last 16 squad, with Goncalo Ramos scoring a hat-trick in the 6-1 victory.Ronaldo appeared on the bench, but according to a story published by Portuguese journal Record, the striker had previously threatened to leave the national team during his stay in Qatar.According to the federation, Ronaldo is the most-capped Portuguese player and the worlds top goalscorer of all time.Sponsored by VuuklePortugal faces Morocco in the quarter-finals on Saturday, where Ramos may be replaced.

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