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Cristiano Ronaldo Benched for Portugal vs. Switzerland in World Cup Round of 16

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The forward started all three of Portugal’s group stage games and scored the nation’s opening goal against Ghana, but he was taken off in the second half of a group-closing defeat to South Korea and manager Fernando Santos had expressed frustration with his attitude. Gonçalo Ramos was tabbed to start in his place. Despite the loss to the Koreans, Portugal still won a tight Group H after wins against Ghana and Uruguay. Now, the 2016 European champions will be looking to avoid a second straight World Cup last-16 exit.