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The Independent UK
Karl Matchett

World Cup 2022 news LIVE: Brazil win reaction and early team news ahead of England vs France quarter-final

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Fifa World Cup: Results and reactions from day 16

Portugal breezed into the quarter-finals of the Qatar World Cup on Tuesday, smashing Switzerland 6-1 as Goncalo Ramos netted a hat-trick while filling in for Cristiano Ronaldo, who was dropped from the starting XI.

Portugal coach Fernando Santos dropped Ronaldo due to frustration at the 37-year-old’s reaction to being substituted in the side’s last group game, and the decision paid off.

Ramos netted an impressive hat-trick, while Pepe, Raphael Guerreiro and Rafael Leao also scored. Ronaldo, on in the second half, found the net but was offside. Meanwhile, Manuel Akanji grabbed a consolation goal for Switzerland.

Morocco await Portugal in the quarter-finals after shocking Spain on penalties.

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