Ronaldo was on the bench for Portugal's last-16 match with Switzerland

Ronaldo was on the bench for Portugal’s last-16 match with Switzerland

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The playmaker will be behind Joao Felix, who also returns to the starting lineup, and Goncalo Ramos.

Xherdan Shaqiri is one goal away from equaling Sepp Hughi’s record for World Cup goals scored by a Swiss player (six) as he lines up with captain Granit Xhaka in midfield.

Bril Embolo, Switzerland’s top scorer in Qatar with two goals, continues to lead the line, while first-choice goalkeeper Yann Sommer is back after missing their last group game against Serbia due to illness.

Portugal: Diogo Costa, Diogo Dalot, Pepe, Ruben Dias, Rafael Guerreiro, Bruno Fernandes, Otavio, Bernardo Silva, Joao Felix, William Carvalho, Goncalo Ramos

Switzerland: Yann Sommer, Edimilson Fernandes, Manuel Akanji, Bril Embolo, Remo Freiler, Granit Xhaka, Ricardo Rodriguez, Djibril Sou, Ruben Vargas, Fabian Scheer, Xherdan Shaqiri

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