Portugal set to provide evidence to FIFA that first goal against Uruguay was Ronaldo’s

Ronaldo goal vs Uruguay
Portugal are set to present evidence to FIFA proving that their first goal in the 2 - 0 win over Uruguay was actually scored by Cristiano Ronaldo.

Portugal secured a place in the Round of 16 with two wins from two in Group H of the 2022 FIFA World Cup regardless of the outcome of their third match. However, their first goal against Uruguay was subject to debate after Bruno Fernandes’ cross seemed to have come-off Ronaldo’s head. Yet, FIFA awarded the goal the Bruno Fernandes, believing that Ronaldo did not make contact with the ball.

This decision did not go down well with the Portuguese Football Federation who believe that Ronaldo actually touched the ball. Ronaldo is a goal away from matching Eusebio’s record of being Portugal’s top scorer. At 37, Ronaldo is running out of time to break this record. According to reports from El Chiringuito TV, the Portuguese FA are set to present evidence to FIFA that the goal was in fact Ronaldo’s.

Speaking after the game, Bruno Fernandes admitted that he thought it was actually Ronaldo’s goal:

“I celebrated as if it had been Cristiano’s goal,” he told reporters. “It seemed to me that he had touched the ball.

“My aim was to cross the ball for him. We are happy with the victory regardless of who scored. The most important thing is that we achieved our aim which is to be in the next round.”

Portugal coach Fernando Santos was not too bothered about it and had this to say about the incident:

 “Ronaldo played a great game but all our team played a great performance. I think it was a great match, our team played very well and the rest for me does not matter.”

Manchester City defender Ruben Dias had this to say:

“We know even though we have all the individuals in the world, if we don’t work together we won’t go anywhere. So this is a big example that we showed tonight. We are very happy we are moving forward to the next round. We must enjoy the moment.”

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