Cristiano Ronaldo was shown on TV gesturing to Iranian fans to be quiet after they surrounded Portugal’s hotel in the early hours of Monday morning.
The Portuguese forward was forced to come to his hotel window as Iranian fans gathered outside the team’s hotel in an attempt to disrupt their opponents’ sleep ahead of Monday night’s decisive World Cup match.
Iranian fans spread messages on social media saying they were trying to trouble Portugal in order to stand a better chance of qualifying for the last 16.
As they gathered with Vuvuzelas, horns and a giant drum their plan seemingly worked as Ronaldo was seen waving a finger before gesturing that the players were trying to sleep.
Iran can only advance to the next stage of the World Cup if they beat the European champions. Portugal only need a draw, but know that a win could see them take top position in Group B depending on Spain’s result against Morocco.
Ronaldo, who was overtaken by Harry Kane yesterday in the race for the golden boot, will be keen to add to his tally of four goals and set up a last-16 tie against either Russia or Uruguay, who face each other in the earlier Monday kick off.