Portugal beat Ghana 3-2 in the debut of the Qatar World Cup this Thursday afternoon. The ace Cristiano Ronaldo was the author of the first goal of the Portuguese victory and, at the age of 37, became the first player to score in five World Cups. After the match, shirt number 7 celebrated winning the brand.
“It’s a beautiful moment, in my fifth World Cup. We won, we started off on the right foot, it was a very important victory. We know that in these competitions winning the first game is fundamental. Another record too, I’m the only player to score in five consecutive World Cups , that for me is a reason of great pride”, said the player to the Portuguese newspaper And she was.
“I am very happy for the team to have made an excellent performance. It was difficult, but we deserved the victory”, he completed.
However, Cristiano was not the first to achieve the feat if also considered women’s football. That’s because, Queen Marta scored in her fifth World Cup in 2019. Altogether she scored in the 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015 and 2019 World Cups.
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Cristiano avoids controversy and preaches focus on the Cup
In addition, Cristiano Ronaldo reaches the mark two days after Manchester United announced the termination of the contract with the veteran striker, who took the opportunity to discuss all the controversy and value the focus on the Cup.
“The important thing was that the team won. The chapter is closed and the focus is solely and exclusively on the Cup. As I said, we wanted to start off on the right foot. We won, we played well, I helped the team. Everything else doesn’t matter. The important thing is it’s the national team”, concluded Cristiano.
Group H leaders Portugal now turn their attention to second-round opponents Uruguay. The match between the Portuguese and Uruguayans will take place next Monday, at 4 pm (Brasília time), at Estádio Lusail. If they win, the European team guarantees a place in the round of 16. Finally, South Korea and Ghana complete the group.