World Cup 2022 toppers: Ronaldo goal puts Portugal ahead of Ghana

The FIFA World Cup 2022 continues Thursday with Portugal-Ghana in full swing at Stadium 974 in Qatar’s Ras Abu Aboud, and we’ve got you covered with every must-see moment from start to finish on FOX!

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Previously, Switzerland earned three points in Group G after settling things against Cameroon, winning 1-0 to open the day, as Uruguay and South Korea battled to a scoreless draw in the second game of the day. Both teams took a point in Group H for their efforts.

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Portugal vs Ghana

22′: Air Ronaldo arrives

Ronaldo had the chance to give Portugal an early lead with this header, but was unable to connect. He did get some air in the process.

30′: Goal cancelled

Ronaldo made contact with the net after half an hour, but the goal was promptly disallowed for a foul on Ghanaian defender Alexander Djiku. It remained goalless on the way to halftime.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal vs. Ghana was destroyed by foul

Cristiano Ronaldo's goal vs.  Ghana was destroyed by foul

Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal was canceled out by a foul in the match between Portugal and Ghana at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in the 30th minute after a foul.

57′: See yellow

Things got heated as the second half got underway. Ghanaian Alidu Seidu was shown a yellow card after pushing his head in the direction of Portugal’s João Félix.

65′: Goal!

Ronaldo scored from a penalty kick to put Portugal 1–0 up in the 65th minute.

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PREGAME:

Set up the stage

Group H took center stage again on Thursday and all eyes were on Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.

The 37-year-old sent shockwaves through the sporting world this week when news broke that he left his club, Manchester United, by mutual consentand he was suspended and fined by the Football Association for two matches with the club he lands with next. Ronaldo skipped his media duties as captain of the national team on Thursday at the team’s official FIFA press conference, but fans still poured in to support the star.

History in the making

If won, it would be Portugal’s first World Cup opening game victory since 2006. In addition, Ronaldo tied the men’s record for playing in five different FIFA World Cup tournaments starting Thursday.

Cristiano Ronaldo bursts into tears during the Portuguese national anthem

Cristiano Ronaldo bursts into tears during the Portuguese national anthem

Cristiano Ronaldo burst into tears during the Portuguese national anthem before their match against Ghana in the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

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