Portugal failed to seal direct qualification to the 2022 World Cup after their 2-1 defeat to Serbia at the Estadio da Luz on Sunday night, and Cristiano Ronaldo was anything but happy with coach Fernando Santos after the game.
Santos’ team will have a second chance to make it to next year’s tournament through the playoffs, but they could have already done so, had they either won or drew against Serbia at the Estadio da Luz on Sunday, following a surprising 0-0 draw away in Ireland just a few days before.
After the last whistle was blown, Santos went over to Ronaldo to greet his player, but the Manchester United forward looked furious.
Despite shaking his coach’s hand, Ronaldo made clearly disapproving gestures after Portugal failed to hold onto their 1-0 lead against the Serbs.
Currently aged 36 years old, the Portuguese star is aware that the World Cup in Qatar could be his last opportunity to win the trophy, as well as his last chance to represent his national team in a big tournament.