Portugal to 'present evidence' to FIFA that Cristiano Ronaldo scored vs Uruguay

Sean Walsh
The goal was awarded to Bruno Fernandes
The goal was awarded to Bruno Fernandes / Etsuo Hara/GettyImages
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Portugal are set to make a case to FIFA that Bruno Fernandes' first goal in their 2-0 World Cup win against Uruguay should instead be awarded to Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Selecao took the lead on Monday night after a cross from Fernandes bounced up and into the top corner, though Ronaldo wheeled away in celebration claiming the goal after trying to meet it with a header.

But replays suggested the forward didn't actually get a touch on the ball, with the strike officially awarded to Fernandes, who secured a brace from the penalty spot in second half stoppage time after Ronaldo had been substituted.

Ronaldo is just one goal away from tying Eusebio's record as Portugal's all-time scorer at World Cups, with the Benfica legend out in front on nine.

According to El Chiringuito, Portugal will 'present evidence' to FIFA that Ronaldo got a touch on the ball and should therefore be awarded the goal.


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The case bares similarities to one featuring Harry Kane for Tottenham back in 2018. The England captain claimed that he got a tiny touch on a free-kick from Christian Eriksen in a Premier League match against Stoke as he went in search of a third successive Golden Boot.

The goal was retroactively awarded to Kane by the Premier League, but he would still end the season two strikes behind Liverpool's Mohamed Salah.

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