Tuesday , November 29 2022
Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored in five straight World Cups (Image:Sarah Stier/FIFA via Getty Images)

Cristiano Ronaldo becomes the first player to score in five straight World Cups

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Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score at five World Cups after netting a penalty in Portugal’s 3-2 win over Ghana.

The game was goalless after 65 minutes before exploding into life following Ronaldo’s powerful penalty after a foul by Mohammed Salisu. Inaki Williams nearly earned Ghana a point at the death, but Portugal held on to go top of Group H after Uruguay drew 0-0 with South Korea.

Brazil, one of the tournament favourites, will now be in action as they take on Serbia in Thursday’s final game. Neymar and co are looking to follow in the footsteps of Ronaldo, Ronaldinho and co.

Earlier in the day, Switzerland got their World Cup campaign off to an excellent start as they beat Cameroon 1-0 thanks to Breel Embolo’s second-half effort. In the 1pm kick-off, Uruguay and South Korea played out one of the dullest matches in World Cup history as neither side had a shot on target in a 0-0 draw – the first time this has happened at the tournament since the start of the century.

Where England are concerned, there continues to be concerns over Harry Kane’s fitness ahead of the Three Lions taking on the USA on Friday. We’ll keep you up to date throughout the afternoon and evening on the latest news in Qatar.

Ronaldo copycat

There was an amusing moment in the Portugal-Ghana game when Osman Bukari scored. Cristiano Ronaldo was on the bench, having been taken off by Fernando Santos, and watched on as Bukari pulled out his SIUUU celebration.

 

 

About Charles Igbinidu

Charles Igbinidu is a Public Relations practitioner in Lagos, Nigeria

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