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‘Instructed him to close up’: Ronaldo ‘insulted’ by South Korea participant in verbal spat | Soccer Information

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Cristiano Ronaldo mentioned he was concerned in a verbal spat with a South Korean participant who criticised him for failing to depart the sector rapidly sufficient when he was substituted throughout Portugal’s 2-1 World Cup defeat on Friday.

Portugal nonetheless topped Group H regardless of the consequence, which additionally despatched South Korea into the final 16, however Ronaldo appeared aggravated as he slowly walked off when his quantity went up within the sixty fifth minute.

“It occurred after I was substituted. The Korean participant was telling me to go off extra rapidly and I instructed him to be quiet, as a result of he hasn’t received any authority,” Ronaldo instructed reporters.

“If I wasn’t going rapidly sufficient, it was as much as the referee to say so. There should not be any controversy, it was simply within the warmth of the second.”

Portugal coach Fernando Santos mentioned: “He was offended with the participant from Korea and everybody noticed that.

“The participant was insulting him, telling him to go away (get off the pitch) in order that’s why he was offended and everybody noticed that.

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“I noticed the interplay with the Korean participant and have little question about it.”

South Korean midfielder Hwang In-beom tried to minimize the controversy.

“I did not see it, I used to be too drained,” he mentioned. “I used to be trying on the floor, so I did not see it and I’ve nothing to say.”

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