Cristiano Ronaldo dislikes being hurried. The Portuguese star appeared angry as he was taken off in the 65th minute of the team’s World Cup defeat to South Korea on Friday. Ronaldo stated his anger was intended at a different person than the manager Fernando Santos, despite it seeming like he might have been annoyed with him.

Ronaldo got into a verbal argument with Cho Gue-sung of South Korea as he exited the field before putting his finger to his mouth and silencing him. Andre Silva took over for Ronaldo when it didn’t get physical.

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After South Korea’s FIFA 2022 match against Ghana, Cho’s rapid journey to fame has also become the buzz of the town. Also known as Player No. 9, he garnered attention when playing forward for South Korea against Uruguay in a FIFA match. He wowed the football supporters.

By the time he scored two goals in the span of three minutes against Ghana on November 28, he had already established himself as a celebrity thanks to both his skill and good looks. Since the FIFA World Cup 2022 started, his Instagram fan following has soared from 48,000 to somewhere over 1.5 million. One video of him resting on the bench went viral, gaining more than 7.3 million views on social media.

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Who is Cho Gue-sung?

South Korean footballer Cho Gue-sung, born on January 25, 1998, competes for Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors and the South Korean national team as a forward.

Throughout his youth soccer career and throughout his first year at Gwangju University, Cho played defensive midfielder. Cho, however, switched to playing as a striker in 2017 when Lee Seung-won, the manager of his university, didn’t think Cho was a decent midfielder.

2019 saw Cho join FC Anyang, a K League 2 team where he had previously played as a young player. In his debut season as a professional, he finished third in goals scored, earning him a spot in the K League 2 Best XI. The following year, he moved to Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors of the K League 1.

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Cho struggled to establish himself during his debut season at Jeonbuk. He joined the military squad Gimcheon Sangmu in 2021 in order to fulfill his military responsibilities and secure a position. He thus gained physical and technical proficiency while receiving training at Gimcheon. He surpassed all other goal scorers in K League 1 in 2022, and he helped Jeonbuk win the Korean FA Cup that year.

Cho finished his military duty in September 2022 while stationed at Gimcheon Sangmu FC, the sports division of the Korean armed forces, as required by the South Korean government. He later joined the national team after that. On September 7, 2021, Cho made his senior debut for South Korea against Lebanon in a World Cup qualifying match.

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Cho was selected for the 26-person team for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in November 2022. He became the first South Korean player to ever score two or more goals in a single World Cup game when he scored both of Korea’s goals against Ghana in the tournament’s second game, which resulted in a loss of 2-3.