Portugal Deny Ronaldo Departure Story

The national captain reportedly threatened to leave Qatar.

The Portuguese Football Federation has denied reports Cristiano Ronaldo threatened to leave their World Cup squad during an exchange with head coach Fernando Santos.

The former Manchester United forward was left out of the starting line-up for his country's 6-1 thrashing of Switzerland in the last-16 in Qatar.

He came on as a second-half substitute.


Luis Enrique is going to leave his job as head coach of Spain following their shock exit to Morocco in the last-16 of the World Cup.

His contract with the Spanish Football Federation was due to expire at the end of the year and will not be renewed.

They lost 3-nil on penalties on Tuesday after the match finished goalless.

Under-21 boss Luis de la Fuente is set to take over the senior side following Enrique's departure.

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