Ghana coach describes Ronaldo’s record goal at the World Cup as a gift from the jury
MOSCOW, November 24 – RIA Novosti. Otto Addo, the coach of the Ghana national team, said that the referee of the World Cup group stage first round match played against Portugal in Qatar made a mistake with a penalty kick to his team in the section.
The match of Group H at the “974” Stadium ended with Portugal’s superiority of 3:2. In the 65th minute, the head referee of the match, Ismail Elfat from the USA, made a penalty kick to the goal of the Ghana team, which was turned by Cristiano Ronaldo. The striker became the first player to score in five FIFA World Cups. In addition, the Portuguese joined the record holders in the number of participation in the world championships.
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“When someone scores, I can only congratulate them. Congratulations on a special gift from the referees (Ronaldo),” the coach added.
Portugal will face Uruguay in the second round on November 28, while the Ghana team will face South Korea on the same day.
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