Ronaldo says he'd get in trouble for France comments

Cristiano Ronaldo has caused controversy by suggesting he would get into trouble for revealing why he wants to avoid France in a World Cup play-off.

Portugal are almost certain to finish second in their group behind Russia, potentially consigning them to a tricky tie against France.

In theory, France is the strongest side.

There could be a lot of interest in this game and for that reason I think it's best to avoid it. If there is one team to avoid it's France, for several reasons.

I'm not going to speak about it because I'll be punished.

– Ronaldo speaking to journalists after Portugal drew with Isreal