Portugal united! Cristiano Ronaldo is all smiles in training as he laughs and jokes with team-mates ahead of World Cup quarter-final against Morocco… after denying reports he threatened to walk out on the squad after being dropped
Cristiano Ronaldo has been pictured smiling broadly in Portugal training ahead of Saturday’s World Cup quarter-final against Morocco.
He has consistently attracted negative headlines at the tournament, with revelations the veteran is causing friction in the team camp and the high-profile forward denying reports he wanted to walk out on the competition after being dropped.
But former Manchester United star Ronaldo, 37, was all smiles on Friday, laughing and joking with his team-mates as they prepared for the weekend’s crunch knockout clash.
High-profile forward Cristiano Ronaldo (centre) has been pictured smiling in Portugal training
The veteran, 37, denied reports that he threatened to quit the World Cup after being dropped
But an apparently relaxed Ronaldo laughed and joked with team-mates (pictured) ahead of Saturday’s crunch quarter-final tie against African side Morocco, who beat Spain in the last 16
Portugal face the African side on Saturday afternoon, with a spot in the last four of the Qatar tournament up for grabs.
If victorious, they will face the winners of the England vs France clash later that evening.
More to follow.