Ronaldo criticized by an Australian rugby pundit for attempting to claim Fernandes’ goal. Cristiano Ronaldo was referred to as a liar by Australian rugby league punditafter he claimed the opening goal in Portugal’s 2-0 victory against Uruguay on November 28. FIFA rejected the claim made by the former Manchester United player after Adidas’ technology revealed no contact. After claiming a bogus touch, Voss tagged himself on the forward as a “fibber,” which is a person who lies. Bruno Fernandes was given the goal shortly after it was scored, and FIFA formally verified it earlier today.
So there you have it. Although I have exposed numerous liars in the @NRL over the years, nothing compares to what Ronaldo accomplished this morning at the @FIFAWorldCup. Take the credit for a goal that he didn’t touch on the big stage. RONALDO FIBS A LOT. After the game, Australian rugby league pundit Voss labeled the striker a liar and made fun of him on Twitter. There you go, he tweeted. Nothing compares to what Ronaldo did this morning at the @FIFAWorldCup, though I have called many liars in the @NRL over the years. Take the credit for a goal that he didn’t touch on the big stage. RONALDO FIBS A LOT.
Fernandes added a second goal from the penalty spot to give Portugal the victory over Uruguay. With one game remaining, they have successfully qualified for the round of 16 of the FIFA World Cup. FIFA did not give Portugal’s captain the same credit for the opening goal in their victory over Uruguay. He was criticized by commentators and followers for being conceited and celebrating the goal.
Matthew Upson, a former West Ham defender, revealed on BBC Radio 5 that he believed Bruno Fernandes scored the goal. The video I can see in front of me is the only proof I have, and the ball stays in the same direction. If there is a glancing header, you typically observe the ball change rotation or direction slightly. It won’t be listed as Ronaldo’s goal on the scoresheet, and that is what bothers him because he lives off of records, the speaker added. But in the sense that his presence and his run generated it, it is his purpose.
Good luck to the FIFA official who has to walk into the locker room and tell Cristiano Ronaldo he hasn’t scored that, said BBC Radio 5 Live commentator Ian Dennis. It is said to have been created by Bruno Fernandes. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner must wait till the FIFA World Cup to score his record-tying ninth goal for his nation because the goal wasn’t given credit. Portugal, meanwhile, advanced to the round of 16. But before, they have their last group game against South Korea on December 2.
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