Following their narrow win over Azerbaijan on Wednesday, Portugal was looking to take control of Group A when they visited the Serbs. Both sides had three points ahead of the encounter. Two quick goals from Liverpool's forward Diego Jota saw Portugal in control at half-time. Soon, they were pegged back through Mitrovic and Kostic's goals as both sides shared a point apiece.
Ronaldo could have scored the decisive goal in stoppage time for the visitors but his goal was not counted despite the ball was adjudged to have crossed the goal line. Ronaldo was furious after the incident and he was seen storming off the pitch before throwing his captaincy armband on the floor.
However, he said" I give and will always give my all for my country, that will never change.
"But there are difficult moments to cope with, especially when we feel like an entire nation is being harmed. Head up and face the next challenge! Come on Portugal!"
Some fans have called his leadership into questioning after showing a sign of disrespect to the European country.
@Musajidda___When he robbed Bayern he celebrated by jumping up and down, when he was denied a goal against Serbia, he threw his whole national team arm band to the ground. And you still call this double standard Athlete a GOAT
@virusesque0___Fifa should be embarrassed
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