Moroccan winger Sofiang Bupal (Al Rayyan먹튀검증) has completely denied the interviews that have recently become a hot topic.
Global football media ‘Pubity Sports’ reported on the 14th (Korean time), “Bupal was delighted to see Cristiano Ronaldo (Al Nasr) shed tears at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.”
Portugal and Morocco clashed in the quarterfinals of the 2022 Qatar World Cup held last December. Many expected soccer powerhouse Portugal to beat Morocco and advance to the semifinals, but the result was the exact opposite.
Morocco, who had already won the ‘Invincible Armada’ Spain in a penalty shoot-out in the round of 16, made another surprise by beating Portugal 1-0. With this, Morocco became the first African country to create a ‘world cup semifinal myth’.
On the other hand, Portugal, who became the victim of the incident, had to end the tournament bitterly in the quarterfinals. In particular, legendary soccer player Ronaldo even showed his tears when he failed to win again at the stage of his 5th World Cup.
Ronaldo has won the Ballon d’Or five times, which is given only to the world’s best soccer player every year, but he has not yet lifted the championship trophy as he has no connection to the World Cup.
When Ronaldo, who entered his twilight years as a soccer player at the age of 38, suffered in the World Cup in Qatar, which could be his last World Cup, it was reported that Morocco’s national team winger Bupal enjoyed it.
In an interview with the media, Bupal created a big topic by saying, “I respect Ronaldo, but I enjoyed watching Ronaldo cry more than we did.”
“I like Lionel Messi (PSG) more than Ronaldo, and the club I want to play for is Barcelona,” he said, touching the planting of Ronaldo fans.
Some fans reacted angrily to the remarks that brought up Ronaldo’s painful memories and even mentioned rival Messi, and Bupal himself explained that the news was ‘fake news’.
Bupal immediately claimed that he had never made the remark, writing on his social media that he was ‘fake’ in his interview material reported by his media.