Cristiano Ronaldo has much to celebrate in his fifth World Cup appearance, as the new Al-Nassr player already knows his near future at club level, and takes on Switzerland in search of another individual record.
Portugal seeks quarter-finals against Switzerland
CR7 and Portugal have a tough match against Switzerland for a ticket to the quarterfinals at Qatar 2022, and in that match, he has the opportunity to reach nine goals in his five World Cup appearances, something that, if achieved, would be great milestone for the 37-year-old player.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s goals in World Cups
– Germany 2006: 1
– South Africa 2010: 1
– Brazil 2014: 1
– Russia 2018: 4
– Qatar 2022: 1
The former Real Madrid and Manchester United striker has a great opportunity to break the curse and the criticism that he has not scored a goal in a swin or go home match in druring his five participations in World Cups, and the opponent is ideal, as he already knows what it is like to score against Switzerland in different competitions.
With one day to go until the Round of 16, six of the eight quarterfinalists for Qatar 2022 are already known.
Portugal’s current World Cup outlook
The game between Portugal and Switzerland will be the second of the day and will kick off at 2:00 pm ET at the Lusail Stadium, the winner of this game will face the winner of the match between Morocco and Spain, who a couple of hours earlier will define the other remaining place among the best eight in the world.
Those who have already booked their place in the quarterfinals are, according to the order of incidence, the Netherlands (who defeated the United States), Argentina (who defeated Australia), France (who defeated Poland), England (who defeated Senegal), Croatia (who defeated Japan) and Brazil (who defeated South Korea).