Despite coming on after half-time, Ronaldo could not save Morocco from handing over a 1-0 result. At the start of the third quarter-final of the World Cup, he was on the bench and not on the field.
After Portugal trailed 1-0 to Morocco in the first half, he was sent off shortly after half-time. He had some good chances to score. But the goal could not be scored and the Portugal team left the quarter-final crying along with Ronaldo.
After losing to Croatia in the first quarter-final match on Friday evening, Neymar was as emotional as Ronaldo was when he went to the dressing room on Saturday evening.
Ronaldo started in the first three matches of the Qatar World Cup group stage. Scored a penalty against Ghana. In the third game, he remained on the bench. At the end of the game, forward Goncalo Ramos scored a hat-trick and won 6-1.
In the quarter-finals, Ronaldo entered the field in the second half. But he could not change the result of the first half. They were eliminated from the 2022 World Cup after surrendering the 1-0 result. Meanwhile, Morocco became the first African team to reach the semi-finals of the World Cup.