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Portuguese FA want FIFA to award Cristiano Ronaldo goal against Uruguay

The Portuguese Football Federation want FIFA to credit Cristiano Ronaldo with the game-opening goal in Portugal's match against Uruguay.

The Portuguese Football Federation want FIFA to credit Cristiano Ronaldo with the game-opening goal in Portugal’s match against Uruguay.

In Portugal’s 2-0 triumph over Uruguay, Ronaldo leapt to nod in the game’s first goal and mistakenly assumed he had scored his second goal of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Former Manchester United forward (now a free agent) says he touched Bruno Fernandes’s whipped cross that went in.

FIFA, however, disagreed and awarded the goal to Fernandes, writing: “In the match between Portugal and Uruguay, using the Connected Ball Technology housed in Adidas Al Rihla Official Match Ball, we can definitively show no contact on the ball from Cristiano Ronaldo for the opening goal in the game.

“No external force on the ball could be measured as shown by the lack of ‘heartbeat’ in our measurements. The 500Hz IMU sensor inside the ball allows us to be highly accurate in our analysis.”

However, @elchiringuitotv reports that “the Portuguese Federation are planning to offer evidence to FIFA to prove that the first goal against Uruguay was Cristiano Ronaldo and not Bruno Fernandes.”

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