“Tournament is rigged for Portugal” – Fans scream controversy as questionable goals and penalties stand in the way of Cristiano Ronaldo’s historic moment

The FIFA Qatar World Cup has been incredible so far. Portugal entered the competition as one of the favorites to win the coveted trophy. They faced Ghana in the opening match of the World Cup. Cristiano Ronaldo helped the team to a narrow victory over Ghana. Portugal are now top of Group H. South Korea and Uruguay take the next places after a scoreless draw. Ghana, who scored 2 goals in a narrow defeat against Portugal, is last in the group.

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Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring for Portugal via a penalty kick. However, Ghana equalized minutes later through Andre Ayew. Refusing to withdraw, Portugal scored two quick goals to take a comfortable 3–1 lead with only minutes left for full-time. In contrast to the first half, the goals were not too bad.

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Ghana had plans to match Portugal step by step. They scored their 2nd goal to stay in the game, with only a slip from striker Inaki Williams taking away their chance for the equalizer on the second. The match ended 3-2 in favor of Portugal.

Fans react to Portugal’s controversial penalty that leads to Cristiano Ronaldo’s record

Despite a crazy game, several fans called the referee on the penalty awarded to Portugal. They expressed their displeasure on social media in response to the controversial decision. There was some contact with Ronaldo. However, fans think it is too soft for a penalty.

Here are some reactions to Ronaldo’s controversial penalty:

Portugal passed Ghana by one goal and are now top of Group H. Ghana will occupy the last spot in the table as Uruguay and South Korea played a scoreless draw earlier today.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal will then take on two-time world champions Uruguay. A win in the next game could all but secure their progression to the next round.

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Soccer Football – Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup – Group H – Portugal v Ghana – Stadium 974, Doha, Qatar – November 24, 2022 Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring their first goal with Joao Mario REUTERS/Hannah Mckay

Despite the loss, Ghana will go into the next game with their heads held high. They put up a strong fight against a formidable Portuguese side. They still have a good chance of advancing to the next round. South Korea and Uruguay played a goalless draw, failing to register a single shot on target in the match.

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This could very well be used by the feisty Ghanaian side, who plan to use all weapons in the remaining matches. Four-time African champions, they certainly know how to perform on the international stage.

What do you think of Ghana’s chances of qualifying for the next round? Let us know in the comment section below.

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