World Cup 2022

Official evidence emerges to show Cristiano Ronaldo did NOT touch the ball for goal vs Uruguay

Sorry, Cristiano... But official evidence has emerged to show you did NOT touch the ball...


Cristiano Ronaldo looked like he had finally opened the scoring for Portugal in the 54th minute.

But whilst the goal stood, FIFA have since awarded it to his former Manchester United teammate Bruno Fernandes.

The 28-year-old produced a well-flighted cross into the area looking for Ronaldo.

But whilst the ball did not touch the striker, his movement proved key in fooling Uruguay’s Sergio Rochet into letting the ball past him and in.

Ronaldo celebrated the goal but it has since been given to Fernandes with evidence emerging that he did not get his head on the ball.

Ronaldo did NOT touch the ball, according to Adidas

Official evidence shows that Ronaldo failed to get a touch on the ball.

This evidence is according to Adidas, who used 500Hz IMU sensors inside the match ball to show no contact from the 37-year-old.

O Jogo claim that the Portuguese Federation will not be presenting evidence to FIFA that the goal should have been awarded to Ronaldo.

Regardless of whether he had a goal taken away from him, Ronaldo will be delighted that his team have booked their place in the knockout stages.

Fernando Santos’ team have already qualified and will almost certainly do so as Group H winners.

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Jamie Brown

Jamie Brown

Writer for 101 Great Goals since 2017. Founder of @Daily_Hotspur.



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