• Cristiano Ronaldo makes history as first man to score in five World Cups

    2 days ago - By Bésame

    By Ben Church, CNN
    Cristiano Ronaldo became the first male player in history to score at five World Cups as he netted a penalty in Portugal's 3-2 win against Ghana on Thursday.
    The five-time Ballon d'Or winner has scored in the previous four tournaments and now has eight World Cup goals to his name after converting the 65th minute spot kick.
    It was some welcome news for Ronaldo in a week in which Manchester United announced that the two parties had mutually agreed to end the forward's contract with immediate effect after he gave an explosive TV interview.
    Ronaldo won the penalty he went on...
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  • ‘The greatest sporting upset of all time': When the US beat the ‘giants' of England at the 1950 World Cup

    3 days ago - By Bésame

    By Ben Morse, CNN
    On one side of the pitch was a team made up some of the biggest names in world soccer. On the other was a grave digger, a dishwasher and a postman. The result seemed a formality.
    However, in front of approximately 10,000 fans - and one intrepid US reporter - in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, one of soccer's biggest ever upsets took place.
    Described as a “real bunch of ragamuffins” by the author Geoffrey Douglas, the US beat a star-studded England side 1-0 at the 1950 World Cup.
    Joe Gaetjens' glancing header near the end of the first half was enough to secure the famous win for...
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