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CRISTIANO RONALDO has been BENCHED for Portugal's crucial World Cup last-16 clash against Switzerland.

Portuguese boss Fernando Santos spoke in the week about his uhappiness at Ronaldo's reaction to his substitution during the South Korea clash.

And now the football superstar has been left on the bench for tonight's clash, with Goncalo Ramos starting in his place.

  • Start time: 7pm GMT
  • TV channel: ITV 1
  • Live stream: ITV X
  • Portugal XI: To follow
  • Switzerland XI: To follow


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SunSport prediction

Portugal 2-0 Switzerland

When is Portugal vs Switzerland?

  • Portugal take on Switzerland in the last-16 on Tuesday, December 6.
  • The clash is set to get underway from 7pm GMT.
  • Lusail Stadium will be the venue for the last-16 affair, with a capacity of 80,000 in Qatar.

What TV channel is it and can it be live streamed?

  • Brazil vs South Korea will be televised live in the UK.
  • The clash will be shown on ITV 1.
  • You can stream the action LIVE on the ITV X app, available for download on your mobile or tablet device.

Can I watch for FREE?

  • Yes, Portugal vs Switzerland is available to watch for FREE, as long as you have a TV licence.

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Portugal 19-20

Draw 5-2

Switzerland 18-5

  • Emillia Hawkins

    Portugal substitutes

    Rui Patricio, Joao Palhinha, Cristiano Ronaldo, Andre Silva, Jose Sa, Rafael Leao, Vitinha, Joao Mario, Ruben Neves, Joao Cancelo, Ricardo Horta, Matheus Nunes, Antonio Silva.

  • Emillia Hawkins

    Switzerland starting line-up

    Yann Sommer, Edimilson Fernandes, Manuel Akanji, Fabian Schar, Ricardo Rodriguez, Granit Xhaka, Remo Freuler, Djibril Sow, Xherdan Shaqiri, Ruben Vargas, Breel Embolo.

  • Emillia Hawkins

    Portugal starting line-up

    Diogo Costa, Diogo Dalot, Pepe, Ruben Dias, Raphael Guerreiro, William Carvalho, Otavio, Bernardo Silva, Bruno Fernandes, Joao Felix, Goncalo Ramos.

    Pepe takes the captain's armband from Ronaldo, while Ramos replaces him in attack.

  • Emillia Hawkins

    BREAKING: Ronaldo DROPPED to the bench

    Cristiano Ronaldo has been dropped from Portugal's starting line-up.

    More to follow…

    Credit: Getty
  • Emillia Hawkins

    All gone Ron?

    Cristiano Ronaldo has been dropped to the bench, according to Portuguese sources.

    A poll in leading sports outlet A Bola revealed 70 per cent of fans wanted Ronaldo to be left out of the starting 11 against Switzerland.

    It looks like they've got their wish.

    Portugal boss Fernando Santos revealed his anger at Ronaldo's show of dissent when he was substituted against South Korea.

    The rumours are that Benfica's Goncalo Ramos will replace him, although there is an outside chance it will be Andre Silva.

    Credit: Getty
  • Emillia Hawkins

    Welcome to Portugal vs Switzerland

    Good evening and welcome to SunSport’s coverage of Portugal vs Switzerland.

    We’ve reached the final game of the World Cup round-of-16 and only one spot in the quarter-finals remains.

    The Netherlands, Argentina, France, England, Croatia and Brazil have already booked their spot in the next round, and now both Portugal and Switzerland are eager to follow suit.

    A huge clash awaits.

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