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PORTUGAL manager Fernando Santos has spoken of his unhappiness at Cristiano Ronaldo's reaction to being substituted last week against South Korea.
“Have I seen the images? Yes, I didn’t like it, not at all. I didn’t like it. I really didn’t like it," Fernando Santos said.
"But from that moment onwards everything is finished regarding that issue. These matters are resolved behind closed doors. It’s resolved."
Elsewhere, Raheem Sterling missed England's 3-0 World Cup win over Senegal after thugs broke into his home.
The thieves smashed into his home, as revealed by The Sun, forcing the Chelsea winger to fly back to the UK in the middle of the tournament.
England cruised to a 3-0 win over Senegal and will play France in the quarter-finals – after Les Blues dismantled Poland.
Brazil beat South Korea in their last-16 game, setting up a quarter-final with Croatia.
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Harry Kane is taking inspiration from former England captains David Beckham and Wayne Rooney in his quest for World Cup glory.
Kane said: “He (Becks) was my biggest idol when I was growing up. He was here the other day. We had a good chat. He was one of the best captains we ever had.
"Praise from him (Rooney), someone I looked up to my whole life watching England and playing with him meant a lot."
Gareth Southgate will order his England lions to go for France’s throats in the World Cup quarter-final.
Southgate said: “We’ve made quite a bit of history over the last four-and-a-half years. Not all of it good! But that’s the great challenge.
"What we talked about before Senegal was keeping up the relentless pressure, not sitting back if we are ahead, making sure we keep the intensity of our game.
“So we’ve got to do that now against the world champions.
“When you look back through our previous tournaments, you see the teams that have knocked England out. So that’s the next test for this team.”
A whopping 70 per cent of Portugal fans want Cristiano Ronaldo to be DROPPED against Switzerland.
Major paper A Bola conducted a poll ahead of Tuesday’s last-16 clash.
And the majority of supporters want Ronaldo out of the XI.
One fan said: "What is the reason, why have you been a starter? He wasn’t a starter at the club, he’s not in shape, he says he wants to fight for titles, but every seven days he’s sick."
Paulo Bento has stepped down as South Korea boss following tonight's World Cup exit.
The gaffer saw his side humbled 4-1 by Brazil in Monday's last-16 tie and has decided to leave his role immediately.
Bento said: “I have just announced to the players and the president of the federation that this is a decision I took in September.
“It is set in stone and I have confirmed it. I have to thank everyone for everything they have done."
Brazil dedicated their 4-1 win over South Korea to football legend Pele.
The Samba icon is in hospital as he battles cancer.
And Brazil’s stars held up a banner paying homage to Pele after booking their place in the World Cup quarters.
Alan Shearer believes there is more to France than just Kylian Mbappe.
He said: "France are a good side, irrespective of whether they've got five big hitters out injured.
"It's not just Mbappe by the way because the France games I've seen, Griezmann's played really, really well.
“Giroud's taken over the record [France's all-time top goalscorer] from Thierry Henry, he might not get as much love as he might deserve.”
Bukayo Saka has revealed he reads the Bible every night to inspire his World Cup form.
He said: “I’ve been continuing to do that out here, read my Bible every night. 
“For me it is really important to have the presence of God in me all the time. 
“It gives me more confidence to know that God’s plan is perfect so I can go on the pitch and know that God has my back.”
Brazil represent the biggest obstacle to England triumphing in Qatar.
Rio Ferdinand explained: "The only team I think can go toe-to-toe with England is Brazil.
"They’ve got the personality and the characters to do that. They’ve got hardened European players.
"I see weaknesses all over the place in the other teams and I think England can physically dominate the other teams."
Brazil will face Croatia in the World Cup quarters after smashing South Korea 4-1.
The Samba Boys scored all their goals in the first half as they ran the show this evening.
South Korea did manage to pull one back late on, but it was too late to make a difference.
ITV smashed the BBC in their World Cup TV ratings war as a staggering 20.4million people tuned in to watch England's last 16 demolition of Senegal.
The peak viewership was spread across ITV TV and their streaming platform.
And it was 1.7m viewers higher than the peak audience for England vs Wales, which was broadcasted by the BBC.
An average of 18.4m viewers watched the full match as goals by Jordan Henderson, Harry Kane and Bukayo Saka broke England's ITV curse.
Rio Ferdinand is backing England to finally deliver and win their first World Cup since 1966.
He said: "I watched France play [Poland] before the England game and I had them down as one of my favourites.
"Having watched that game, I hold zero amounts of fear for France. The only fear is Kylian Mbappe.
"England are the better team, 100 per cent. I think England are going to win the World Cup."
It’s half-time and this game is already over.
Brazil have dominated from start to finish.
And they lead thanks to goals from Vinicius Jr, Neymar, Richarlison and Lucas Paqueta.
England stars Declan Rice and Jack Grealish enjoyed some downtime by the pool after Sunday's 3-0 win over Senegal.
But the pair couldn't go too long without a ball at their feet.
The Three Lions duo showed off their skills with an impressive game of keepie-uppies over the pool.
Water-way to have a good time!
Fifa have dismissed France's protest regarding their disallowed equaliser against Tunisia at the World Cup.
Antoine Griezmann fired home in stoppage-time, saving France from suffering a shock defeat.
But the goal was subsequently ruled out for offside after the final whistle.
And France’s plea for it to be restored has been waved away by Fifa after an appeal.
Pele is "rooting" for Brazil tonight as he battles an infection in hospital.
The legend tweeted: "In 1958, I walked the streets thinking about fulfilling the promise I made to my father.
"I know that today many have made similar promises and are also going in search of their first World Cup.
"I will watch the game from the hospital and I will be rooting for each one of you. Good luck!"
Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly called in his lawyers to demand a £17million payment from former club Juventus.
Ronaldo, 37, left the Italian side back in 2021 to rejoin Manchester United.
However, according to Gazzetta dello Sport an agreement – which did not appear in the club's balance sheet or on the stock market – was made between the two parties during the Covid-19 pandemic.
And the Portugal ace is now demanding what he is apparently owed after consulting his lawyers on the matter.
Neymar is back for Brazil's last-16 tie against South Korea after recovering from his ankle injury.
Meanwhile, South Korea name a strong starting XI including Spurs star Son Heung-Min.
Brazil: Alisson, Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Eder Militao, Danilo, Paqueta, Casemiro, Vinicius Jr, Raphinha, Neymar, Richarlison
South Korea: Seung-Gyu, Jin-Su, Kim Min-Jae, Woo-Young, Moon-Hwan, Young-Gwon, Hwang Inbeom, Jae-Sung, Hwang Hee-Chan, Cho Gue-Sung, Son
Dominik Livakovic saved THREE penalties as Croatia beat Japan in the first shootout of the World Cup.
Japan, who toppled Spain and Germany in the group stage, struggled from the spot as they scored just one of their four chances.
And Croatia have now booked their place in the quarters, with a clash against either South Korea or Brazil to follow.
Burnley gaffer Vincent Kompany is on the shortlist to replace Roberto Martinez as Belgium boss.
But hot favourite to replace the departing Spaniard is Herve Renard, the man who masterminded Saudi Arabia's shock World Cup win over Argentina.
Former Belgian keeper Michel Preud'homme, now vice president and sporting director of Standard Liege, is the other name in the frame.
Martinez stepped down as Belgian chief after their disappointing group stage exit in Qatar… and hilariously appeared to MOONWALK as he bid farewell to fans.
Bukayo Saka and William Saliba are NOT messaging each other ahead of England's World Cup quarter-final against France.
The two Arsenal aces could go head-to-head for a place in the semis on Saturday.
Saka said of his club teammate: “No, I haven’t received any text from William Saliba.
"I’m not sure I will either. Let’s see.”
Japan vs Croatia has become the first game of the World Cup to head into extra time.
There was nothing to split between the two sides after 90 minutes.
And they are now engaged in at least 30 more minutes of football – with penalties possibly to come.
Bukayo Saka has revealed Raheem Sterling's final message to the England squad before jetting home.
Sterling, 27, had his family home broken into while in Qatar with the England team.
And it remains unclear if Sterling will return for Saturday’s quarter-final against France.
Saka said: "He wished us the best yesterday as he was going back and I’ve messaged him and hopefully he will get back to me later – I am just hoping he and his family are ok."
Japan and Croatia are playing out a thrilling game with a World Cup quarter-final spot at stake.
Daizen Maeda's goal gave Japan the lead just before half-time.
But Ivan Perisic pulled one back for Croatia in the 55th minute.
Portugal boss Fernando Santos has slammed Cristiano Ronaldo's angry reaction while he was being subbed during their defeat to South Korea.
It is not clear if Ronaldo was reacting badly to being taken off or to taunts from rival players who wanted him to hurry up and get off the pitch – or both.
But it is clear Santos – who is preparing his side for a last-16 clash with Switzerland tomorrow – did not like the histrionics from the former Manchester United star.
Santos said: “I didn’t like it at all. I really didn’t like it.
“We have dealt with it in-house. From then on, it’s over, full stop with that issue.”
Arsenal legend Emmanuel Petit says his native France are weak in their full-back positions.
The retired 63-cap French midfielder also doubts the mental toughness of all of Les Bleus’ current crop.
Petit told Midnite: “The game against Tunisia was a game to forget.
“France have problems, no one knows who will play at right or left back.
“They have 25 players in the squad but so many aren’t showing the quality or mental strength to play in the World Cup.”
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