Elma Aveiro, the sister of Portugal national football team captain Cristiano Ronaldo, has called for all those questioning her brother to be silent.
It’s great that Cristiano Ronaldo needed time to rest and let others take part in Portugal’s match against Switzerland. Now it’s time to get ready for the next game against Morocco, which is just around the corner.
I just want to appeal to the 1% of worthless hypocrites: shut your mouths and stop spewing hate. We need to support the national team regardless of who is on it, especially when we have such a famous player on our side. Ronaldo’s sister is having her own struggles, so don’t make her life more difficult.
Portugal showed in their 6-1 defeat of Switzerland in the 2022 FIFA World Cup Round of 16 that they can play a fast and aggressive assault on the pitch. In the quarterfinals, they will play against an unexpected team: Morocco, who knocked out the Spanish from the tournament.
Ronaldo did not enter the starting lineup, didn’t enter the pitch until the 74th minute, and didn’t score in the knockout stages of major tournaments – World and European. He hasn’t done this since 2008, the start of his career.