• Ronaldo makes World Cup history, Portugal beats Ghana 3-2

    2 days ago - By Bésame

    By STEVE DOUGLAS
    DOHA, Qatar - Cristiano Ronaldo closed his eyes, took in a deep breath and then made World Cup history.
    The Portugal striker became the first male player to score at five World Cups with his 65th-minute penalty in a 3-2 win over Ghana on Thursday.
    Days after his contract was terminated at Manchester United following a tell-all interview, he let his soccer do the talking at the start of likely his final World Cup.
    “This was a beautiful moment,” Ronaldo said. “The world record, the only player to score in five World Cups, makes me very proud.”
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  • Ghana coach slams ref after Ronaldo's record World Cup goal

    2 days ago - By Bésame

    DOHA, Qatar - Ghana coach Atto Oddo criticized the American referee who awarded the penalty that resulted in Cristiano Ronaldo's record goal at the World Cup on Thursday, calling it “a special gift.”
    Ronaldo won and converted the second-half penalty, making him the first male player to score in five World Cups. Portugal went on to beat Ghana 3-2.
    “If somebody scores a goal, congratulations. But this was really a gift. Really a gift,” Addo said. “What more can I say? a special gift from the referee.”
    Addo's criticism of American referee Ismail Elfath was so direct that it could put him into...
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