Portuguese: Portugal Ronaldo allegedly threatened to quit the team midgame, but the FA disputes that.

Portugal beat Switzerland 6-1 in their last 16 World Cup quarter-final match . Cristiano Ronaldo benched for the match, but his replacement made an appearance .

Doha, Qatar (Qatar), December 8: After coach Fernando Santos benched Cristiano Ronaldo for their round-of-16 victory over Switzerland, the Football Federation of Portugal (FPF) dismissed claims that he threatened to abandon the national team during the World Cup.Ronaldo, Portugal's most capped player and all-time leading scorer, was rested for his first knockout match against Switzerland on Tuesday, which they won 6-1, with his replacement Goncal Ronaldo did make an appearance in the match as a late replacement, according to the Football Federation of Portugal (FPF), and the federation states that his national team captain, Cristiano Ronaldo, never threatened to leave the team at any time in Qatar.In the victory over Switzerland, Portugals most capped international player showed once again his passion, according to FPF.Ronaldo has struggled to find the net in Portugal's group opener against Ghana, where he became the first player to score in five World Cups.On Saturday, Portugal will meet Morocco in the quarterfinals for a place in the FIFA World Cup last four.

South Korea was the other team in the group to progress from group H.

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