World Cup Score: Portugal Defeat Switzerland With Cristiano Ronaldo On The Seat To Progress To…
The World Cup 2018 has progressed to the knockout stage and on Sunday, the Round of 16 kicked off. The first match saw Portugal take on Switzerland in what was a very close game. Cristiano Ronaldo managed to find the back of the net in the first half to give Portugal the lead but it was Switzerland who dominated proceedings for most of the game. In the end, it was Portugal who progressed to the quarter-finals after winning 1-0 thanks to Ronaldo’s goal. Here are our player ratings from the game.
Portugal Defeats Switzerland
Portugal had a comfortable victory over Switzerland in their World Cup round of 16 match, thanks to a brace from Cristiano Ronaldo. The Swiss put up a fight in the first half, but Portugal always looked like the better team and deservedly won 2-0.
Ronaldo scored his first goal in the 50th minute, latching onto a cross from Bernardo Silva and heading it into the back of the net. His second came just four minutes later, tapping in from close range after a clever pass from Goncalo Guedes.
Switzerland had a few chances to score, but they were unable to take them and Portugal keeper Rui Patricio was largely untested. The win takes Portugal into the quarter-finals where they will face Uruguay.
Cristiano Ronaldo On The Seat
Cristiano Ronaldo was on the seat for Portugal as they defeated Switzerland to progress to the last 16 of the World Cup.
The Portuguese superstar came on as a second-half substitute and had a hand in his side’s winning goal, setting up Quaresma for a simple tap-in.
It was a typically efficient performance from Ronaldo, who has now scored or assisted 11 goals in just eight appearances at major tournaments for Portugal.
He will be key to their chances of going deep into this World Cup, and will be hoping to add to his tally of international goals when they take on Uruguay in the last 16.
Portugal Progress To…
With a comfortable 2-0 victory over Switzerland, Portugal have progressed to the knockout stage of the World Cup as Group B winners.
It was a dominant performance from Portugal, who had over 60% of possession and took 22 shots to Switzerland’s six. Cristiano Ronaldo was once again the star man, scoring both goals to take his tally for the tournament to four.
The first goal came in the first half, with Ronaldo latching onto a through ball and slotting past Yann Sommer. The second came in the second half, with Ronaldo tapping in from close range after being picked out by Goncalo Guedes.
With the victory, Portugal have now won all three of their games at this year’s World Cup and will progress to the last 16 as group winners. They will face either Uruguay or Russia in the next round.
How The World Cup Works
In order to qualify for the World Cup, a team must first earn their place through a series of qualifying matches. The number of teams that can qualify from each continent varies, but is generally around five or six. For example, in the 2018 World Cup there were 32 total teams with 14 coming from Europe, 5 from Africa, 5 from Asia, 4 from South America, and 3 from North and Central America (including Mexico and the Caribbean).
Once the final 32 teams are determined, they are placed into eight different groups of four. These groups are then placed into different “pots” based on their FIFA world ranking. The top seven ranked teams are placed into Pot 1, the next eight ranked teams go into Pot 2, and so on. This ensures that each group has a mix of strong and weak teams.
The group stage is where the real action begins. Each team plays the other three teams in their group once. A win is worth three points, a draw is worth one point, and a loss is worth zero points. At the end of the group stage, the two teams with the most points in each group advance to the knockout stage.
The knockout stage is single elimination meaning that one bad game can send you packing. The round of 16 features the eight group winners playing against the eight runners-up. From there, it’s quarter-finals (the winners of which advance to semi-finals), followed by the third-place playoff and finally the
What Teams Are Playing In The World Cup?
With the World Cup in full swing, there are plenty of teams vying for the top spot. Portugal is one of those teams, and they defeated Switzerland in their most recent match. Cristiano Ronaldo was on the seat to progress to the next round, and he played a pivotal role in the victory. Here’s a look at the other teams that are still in contention for the title.
How To Watch The World Cup
In order to watch the World Cup, you will need a television that is capable of receiving the broadcast signal. If you do not have a television, you can always watch the matches online through one of the many websites that offer live streaming of the event. Most cable and satellite providers will also offer some sort of live coverage of the tournament.
Once you have found a way to watch the games, it is important to know when they are taking place. The World Cup schedule is available online and in most newspapers. Games will be played at different times throughout the day, so it is important to check the schedule in advance so you do not miss any of the action.
Finally, if you want to keep up with all the latest news and information about the World Cup, be sure to follow @WorldCup on Twitter. This account provides updates on scores, standings, and other important information throughout the tournament.
Portugal’s 2-0 victory over Switzerland has sent them through to the knockout stages of the World Cup as Group B winners. Cristiano Ronaldo was on the scoresheet again, with his fourth goal of the tournament, as Portugal secured their place in the last 16. The Swiss put up a good fight but ultimately came up short against a strong Portuguese side. With this win, Portugal have now won all three of their games and are unbeaten in this World Cup.