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Ronaldo blames coach for Portugal's exit from WC

sports Updated: Jun 30, 2010 13:56 IST

After the humiliating 2nd round exit due to 1-0 defeat against Spain, star footballer and captain of the Portuguese national side, Cristiano Ronaldo, seemed to be miffed at national coach Carlos Queiroz during the post-match conference in Cape Town.

According to reports, when asked about his team's uninspiring performance and the possible causes for their elimination, Ronald said, "How do I explain Portugal's elimination? Talk to Carlos Queiroz," following which he refused to speak and left the venue.

The comment came after the 25-year old, who was seen spitting in front of camera after the match, seemed perplexed at the coach's changing tactics and the changes in his own position during the game.

Portugal's exit has ensured a quarter-final birth for Iberian rivals Spain, who will now play Paraguay for a spot in the semi-finals.