2022-11-24 17:27:15

Cristiano Ronaldo becomes first man to score in 5 World Cups

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By Adriana Garcia

Cristiano Ronaldo made history on Thursday as the first male player to score in five World Cups in Portugal's opening game in Qatar against Ghana.

The Portugal captain scored in the 65th minute from the penalty spot -- the 118th goal for his country -- at Doha's Stadium 974. Ronaldo, 37, is the most prolific goalscorer in men's international football and has made a record 18 appearances for Portugal at a World Cup.

It comes after Ronaldo left Manchester United by mutual agreement earlier this week following an explosive TV interview in which he criticised the club and coach Erik ten Hag.

The forward made his Portugal debut in 2003 and scored his first goal 10 months later during a Euro 2004 group stage game against Greece.

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