FIFA confirmed in a statement that Cristiano Ronaldo scored Portugal’s first goal in their 2-0 win over Uruguay on 28 November.
Bruno Fernandes sent in a clear but Ronaldo header before meeting the back of the net, with Ripley suggesting there was no contact. The goal was originally awarded to Ronaldo before being awarded to Fernandes.
FIFA’s technical committee said earlier today that it would review it once more before making a final decision.
Ronaldo did not put his head on the ball
FIFA released a statement from Adidas, confirming that Ronaldo did not put his head on the ball and that the target was in fact a teammate.
The words mean Ronaldo is one goal behind Eusebio for the most goals for Purgatory at the World Cup (8). They will have a chance to overcome the level-dropping or demise legend in their final group game against South Korea or in the knockouts.
🎙️ David Villa: "Cristiano Ronaldo didn't touch the ball, but without him, the ball wouldn't go in."#POR | #FIFAWorldCup pic.twitter.com/hvWYX9uQkT— Football Tweet ⚽ (@Football__Tweet) November 30, 2022
Portugal won consecutively in the last 16
Portugal secured their place in the round of 16 after their 3-2 win over Ghana on an opening day, beating Uruguay 2-0. group player
Manager Fernando Santos may be tempted to make changes and rest some of his key players ahead of the knockouts. However, barring a scare against Uruguay and then your fearsome attack will continue with intent in their 3-2 defeat to Ghana, South Korea is no shocker.