World Cup Ronaldo will miss penalty – Chelsea legend backs Switzerland to beat Portugal. Chris Sutton, a former player for Chelsea, predicts that Portugal’s captain Cristiano Ronaldo will lose his nation a spot in the World Cup quarterfinal when they play Switzerland on Tuesday night.
Portugal won Group H despite a shocking 2-1 setback to South Korea on Friday and will play Switzerland in the round of 16 of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The 37-year-old Ronaldo has started each of his team’s three games so far, and he scored the opening goal in their 3-2 victory against Ghana in their World Cup opener.
However, Ronaldo will miss a penalty in the match against Switzerland, according to Sutton, who also thinks it would be hazardous to start him.
He predicts that Ronaldo will miss his penalty attempt and that the game would result in a draw.
Sutton made the following prediction in his BBC column: “This will be tight, and I have a hunch Cristiano Ronaldo will have a huge impact in the outcome – but not necessarily in a positive manner.
“Picking Ronaldo is a risk versus reward decision for Portugal because of his enormous impact on the squad, but they may have a better starter who ought to be in the lineup. How long should he remain on the field if this match goes the distance?
Ronaldo missed the game-winning penalty kick, according to Sutton’s prediction, which reads, “1-1. Switzerland to win on penalties after extra time.”