In the 62nd minute of the game, Rooney appeared to stamp on Ricardo Carvalho of Portugal, and was subsequently shown a red card by the referee. Ronaldo, who was Rooney’s club teammate at Manchester United at the time, approached the referee and appeared to urge him to send Rooney off. This action angered some of the English players and fans, who felt that Ronaldo had played a role in getting Rooney sent off.
After the match, there was a heated exchange between Rooney and Ronaldo in the tunnel. Some reports suggested that Rooney was angry with Ronaldo for his role in the sending off, while others suggested that Rooney was angry with Ronaldo for winking at the Portuguese bench after the incident.
In the end, Portugal won the match on penalties, and Rooney and Ronaldo later reconciled their differences.