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World Cup: Portugal demolishes Switzerland 6-1

Goncalo Ramos scores stunning hat trick, leading team to round of 8

Portugal's Goncalo Ramos scores the team's fifth goal to complete his hat trick in Lusail, Qatar, on Dec. 6.    © Reuters

LUSAIL, Qatar (Reuters) -- Goncalo Ramos scored a stunning hat trick as a slick Portugal thrashed Switzerland 6-1 on Tuesday to storm into the quarterfinals of the World Cup for the first time since 2006.

Portugal coach Fernando Santos took the brave call to bench Cristiano Ronaldo and was rewarded with an artful display from his side as they set up a last-eight clash with Morocco, who stunned Spain in a penalty shootout earlier on Tuesday.

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