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Cristiano Ronaldo becomes the first in history to score in five World Cups

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O Portugal defeated the Gana 3-2 in the first round of world Cup and Cristiano Ronaldo broke yet another record in his career. The striker became the first in history to score in five different editions of the World Cup.

The record happened at 20 minutes of the second half. Cristiano Ronaldo was knocked down in the penalty area and the penalty was awarded. The attacker took responsibility and hit hard, in the upper right corner, to reach the mark of at least one goal in five different Cups.

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The first time Cristiano Ronaldo participated and scored in a World Cup was in 2006, when the tournament was held in Germany. The attacker’s goal came in the second round of the group stage. In the duel against Iran, the Portuguese scored in the 35th minute of the second half, with a penalty. Portugal reached the semifinals, but fell after being beaten 1-0 by France.

In 2010, Cristiano scored for the first time again in the second round of the group stage, in the 7-0 defeat of North Korea. In the World Cup held in South Africa, Portugal reached the round of 16 and lost 1-0 against Spain.

In the World Cup held in Brazil in 2014, CR7 took a little longer to score. The goal only came out in the third round, in the 2-1 victory over Ghana. In this edition, the Portuguese team finished the group stage in third place and did not advance to the knockout stage.

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In the last edition of the World Cup, in Russia, Cristiano Ronaldo shone in the first match. In the tie against Spain, the striker scored all three goals for the Portuguese national team, with a beautiful free-kick. In the second round, CR7 scored and secured the victory over Morocco🇧🇷 In the round of 16, against UruguayPortugal was defeated by 2 to 1 and ended up eliminated.

In addition to Cristiano Ronaldo, only five other players have played in five World Cups, but none has scored in all appearances. German Lothar Matthaus participated in the 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994 and 1998 World Cups. Lionel Messi played in the 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018 and 2022 editions, but did not score in the Cup hosted in South Africa.

The Portuguese team returns to the field on Monday, at 4 pm (Brasília time), to face Uruguay. Leaders of Group H with three points, the Portuguese need just one more victory to guarantee qualification for the round of 16.

Source: Gazetaesportiva

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