LUSAIL, Qatar (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo was dropped from the starting lineup for Portugal's match against Switzerland on Tuesday in the round of 16 of the World Cup. The move came a day after his coach expressed frustration about his team captain's attitude in the last game. Gonçalo Ramos, who plays for Portuguese club Benfica, started in Ronaldo's place at Lusail Stadium. Ronaldo jogged onto the field in pregame to loud cheers at Lusail Stadium. He was grouped with the substitutes and kicked the
Sevilla goalkeeper Bono had saved from both Carlos Soler and Sergio Busquets, with Spain failing to convert any of their three penalties after Pablo Sarabia hit the post with the first. It was hardly the return Spain boss Luis Enrique had been looking for after telling his players they must practice 1,000 penalties each with their clubs before travelling to Qatar, and it saw Morocco claim another huge scalp after beating Belgium in the group phase. Spain were left to rue a Sarabia shot which struck the outside of the post in the third of three minutes added on to the 120, but Walid Regragui's Morocco side were worthy winners as they advance to the quarter-finals.
Spain failed to convert any of its three spot kicks after extra time and still hasn't won a knockout round game since winning the 2010 World Cup.