Ronaldo scores. PHOTO FIFA.COM
World Cup 2022
Switzerland 1 Cameroon 0
Portugal 3 Ghana 2
Brazil 2 Serbia 0
Uruguay 0 South Korea 0
Wales vs Iran 1pm
Qatar vs Senegal 4pm (UBC TV)
Netherlands vs Ecuador 7pm
England vs USA 10pm (UBC TV)
Cristiano first made his World Cup mark at Germany 2006
At the age of 37, the Portuguese has now become a record-breaker at the global finals
There have been some notable strikes in between
Doha, Qatar | FIFA.COM | Simply by taking to the field Thursday at Stadium 974, Cristiano Ronaldo claimed membership of an elite club.
In playing at his fifth FIFA World Cup, he joined Lothar Matthaus, Antonio Carbajal, Rafa Marquez, Gianluigi Buffon, Andres Guardado, Guillermo Ochoa and Lionel Messi in achieving this distinction. Should CR7, as expected, play in all three of Portugal’s group-stage matches, he will enter the competition’s list of top-ten appearance holders.
But Ronaldo has never been interested in joining a club. He wants to strike out alone as, arguably, the game’s greatest of all time. As such, 24 November 2022 will remain a momentous date in his remarkable career.
It was the day on which he became the first and only man to score at five separate editions of the game’s greatest tournament, opening the scoring for Portugal in a thrilling 3-2 win over Ghana.