Rewind to late June and Portugal's World Cup group encounter with Iran in Saransk -- a game that ended with Ronaldo embroiled in controversy following the failure of Paraguayan referee Enrique Caceres to send him off for an elbowing incident with Iran defender Morteza Pouraliganji. megan rapinoe youth jersey
Ronaldo escaped with a yellow card on that occasion, prompting Iran coach Carlos Queiroz -- a man who played a crucial role in Ronaldo's development at United during his time as assistant manager -- to angrily insist: "Elbow is a red card in the rules, the rules don't say if it's Messi or Ronaldo." tobin heath youth jersey
Ronaldo had a penalty saved earlier in that game and Iran proved a tough nut to crack, so his frustrations were perhaps understandable, alex morgan youth jersey but in his younger years, he would have reacted by scoring a crucial goal or making a decisive pass rather than lashing out at an opponent.