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Qatar 2022: Fernandes on Ronaldo being the reason for Portugal’s exit

Bruno Fernandes has addressed the claim that Cristiano Ronaldo did little to help Portugal beat Morocco in the World Cup quarter-finals on Saturday.

The midfielder said the drama surrounding his former Manchester United team-mate in the tournament had not affected Portugal’s campaign.

Youssef Al-Nusairi’s header in the first half was all the Africans needed to achieve a historic victory over Portugal and advance to the semi-finals of the competition.

The 37-year-old Ronaldo came on as a second-half substitute but failed to score with his only real chance of being noticed in the match.

“Maybe because of who he is, people click a lot on news about him to find out what it’s all about,” Fernandez told RTP3 when asked if Ronaldo was the reason for their early departure.

“But it was not for any of these reasons that the team did not go further in the World Cup. We simply cannot beat Morocco.”

Qatar 2022: Fernandes on Ronaldo being the reason for Portugal’s exit

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