Portugal’s FA ‘will submit evidence to FIFA that proves Cristiano Ronaldo DID get a touch on Bruno Fernandes’ cross for their opener against Uruguay’ after the goal was awarded to the striker’s former Manchester United team-mate
The goal initially looked as though Ronaldo had drawn level with Portugal’s record World Cup goalscorer Eusebio when he rose to try and head in Bruno Fernandes’ 54th-minute cross.
The 37-year-old wheeled off to wildly celebrate after giving his nation the lead against Uruguay in their second group-stage clash.
Portugal FA will present evidence to FIFA that Cristiano Ronaldo their opening goal against Uruguay at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar
The 37-year-old celebrated opened the scoring for his nation wildly before it was taken away
Replays from above, as well as numerous close ups, attempted to determine if Ronaldo had managed the smallest of touches to glance home the midfielder’s cross.
The goal was then given to his former Manchester United team-mate Fernandes as Portugal claimed a second successive Group H win.
It has since been revealed on El Chiringuito TV that the Portuguese FA will be submitting evidence to prove the goal should have been awarded to forward Ronaldo, as they believe he touched the ball.
The goal was then given to Ronaldo’s former Manchester United team-mate Bruno Fernandes
There has been plenty of controversy surrounding whether or not the former Real Madrid star touched the ball, with FIFA now set to decide whether it was Ronaldo or Fernandes’ goal.
They will submit evidence even despite it being revealed that Ronaldo did not get a touch on the ball for Portugal’s opener, according to ‘highly accurate’ data taken from a sensor inside the match ball.
Midfielder Fernandes admitted that he thought Ronaldo touched the ball after the match
‘I don’t think it really matters who scored the goal at this point,’ Fernandes said.
‘The feeling I had at the time was that Cristiano touched the ball. I was passing the ball to him.
‘But the important thing was that we won tonight against a very tough opponent.
‘The importance of us being first in the group includes us winning the next game, which would allow us to come out of the group undefeated. That is what we want.’
Portugal will face South Korea in their final group-stage fixture on Friday afternoon as they bid to finish top of their group.