Cristiano Ronaldo claimed the first goal against Uruguay was his after his attempt for a header during the clash of group H.
Ronaldo or Bruno scored? It’s now confirmed, as Adidas via sensor and Connected Ball Technology housed in Adidas’s Al Rihla used in the tournament.
Portugal 2-0 Uruguay
Portugal’s skipper Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated in the 54th minute as he thought he scored against Uruguay in group H clash.
The former Man United star headed towards a cross from Bruno Fernandes before the ball went in the back of Uruguay net.
FIFA initially agreed, briefly taking Ronaldo’s official World Cup tally to nine goals in 19 games.
However, After reviewing the video footage, FIFA amended their records and decided that it was a Fernandes goal.
Ten minutes after the goal had been scored, a tweet from the World Cup’s official account read:
“The goal has officially been ruled as scored by Bruno Fernandes.”Tweet from FIFA
Fernandes ended the game with two goals to his name after converting a late penalty kick awarded for handball against Jose Gimenez.
Adidas stepped in
Adidas has also confirmed no contact was made between the World Cup matchball and Cristiano Ronaldo, thanks to a 500Hz IMU sensor and Connected Ball Technology housed in Adidas’s Al Rihla used in the tournament.
Earlier, the Portuguese Federation are going to present evidence to FIFA to prove that the first goal against Uruguay was Cristiano Ronaldo’s NOT Bruno Fernandes’.
It could have been Ronaldo’s goal to level his nation’s legend Eusebio’s World Cup scoring whose nine goals came at the 1966 edition. However, it’s not the case now.
This is how the excitement in the FIFA world cup leverage into something that you can never imagine.