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Cristiano Ronaldo has been described as “too desperate” after celebrating a World Cup goal as his own despite not making contact with the ball.
A stunning cross from compatriot Bruno Fernandes initially appeared to be nodded into the net by the superstar, but replays show it didn’t even touch a lock of his hair.
He celebrated what he thought was his second goal of the tournament like a madman before the stadium announcer credited Ronaldo’s ex-Man United teammate.
Needless to say, social media lit up after that.
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7:15am FANS SICK BY DAMAGED WORLD CUP SELFIE
A Ghanaian official tried to take a selfie with Son Heung-min as he cried after South Korea’s World Cup defeat.
In a thrilling Group H match, Ghana went 2-0 up before Cho Gue-sung made quick fire to tie things double with 30 minutes remaining.
But Mohammed Kudus then scored his second of the game to put Ghana back on top.
And they persevered to secure their first win of this World Cup.
The result leaves Ghana on three points, but South Korea now faces a difficult task if they want to qualify for the round of 16 after a draw and defeat from their first two games.
And Tottenham star Son was in tears at the full-time whistle after an emotionally draining loss.
Yet one member of the Ghanaian team still had his sights set on a photo with Son – regardless of the South Korean’s deep disappointment.
He walked over to the Spurs man and shoved the camera in his face.
Son turned away from the official before a Ghanaian backroom employee urged the man to put down his phone.
They then tried to check on Son’s well-being, but he walked away as it was clear he wanted to be left alone.
Commenting on social media, one person said: “Son is crying and this Ghana coach is taking a selfie with him… bro”
Another added: “Did that Ghana coach just take a selfie with Son? Shame is actually free.”
A third said, “No, wanting a selfie with Son afterwards when he’s devastated is crazy.”
And a fourth added: “Absolutely shameless of that Ghanaian coach taking a selfie while son is crying.”
Originally published by The Sun
07:12 PORTUGAL SCORE!
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates like he scored, but his head didn’t hit it, not even a lock of hair connected, so the goal belongs to Bruno Fernandes.
The stadium announcer confirmed the goal to Ronaldo’s team-mate – it did not go down well with the superstar.
No doubt a small blow to the ego.
06:45 WHO TURNS THE LIGHTS OFF?
Brazil’s World Cup match against Switzerland was briefly interrupted when the stadium lights went out. The floodlights at Stadium 974 in Doha suddenly stopped working just as Brazil were about to take a corner kick just before half-time.
Fortunately, they came back to life seconds later to ironic cheers from the audience.
Play continued as usual after the 44,000-seat arena was plunged into darkness.
For a moment, the billboards at the side of the field were all that lit up the stadium.
In total, the lights were off for about seven seconds on the stroke of halftime.
05:00 BRAZIL BY WITHOUT NEYMAR
A sparkless Brazilian side without the injured Neymar needed a late strike from Casemiro to beat Switzerland 1-0 on Monday as the five-time winners secured their place in the last 16 of the World Cup with one game to spare.
The Brazilians were frustrated by a stubborn Swiss side at Doha’s Stadium 974 and looked set to settle for a point after a second-half Vinicius Junior strike was ruled out for offside following a VAR check.
But then, with seven minutes left, Bruno Guimaraes shot the ball through to Casemiro just inside the box and the Manchester United midfielder’s volley flew into the net with the help of a slight but significant deflection from Manuel Akanji.
Tite’s side are only the second team to qualify for the last 16 after France and the only side other than the holders to have won both group matches in Qatar so far.
With six points, they will be tempted to rest players ahead of their final Group G match against Cameroon on Friday when a draw secures them first place.
Switzerland, meanwhile, failed to shoot on target, but remained on track to qualify as well. The 3-3 draw between Serbia and Cameroon earlier meant that a win over the Serbs will see Murat Yakin’s side through and a draw could also be enough.
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Mohammed Kudus scored twice as Ghana beat South Korea 3-2 in a thrilling World Cup match to keep their World Cup hopes alive and leave Paulo Bento’s side early.
Halfway through the first half, Mohammed Salisu opened the score against the course of events in Education City Stadium and Ajax midfielder Kudus doubled the lead of the Black Stars.
But the Asian side, looking toothless in the first half, roared back after the break and tied the score with a quick double from striker Cho Gue-sung either side of the hour.
Ghana looked shocked as the Korean fans celebrated wildly, but they were back in front in the 68th minute as Kudus finished calmly at the back post after Inaki Williams failed to connect with a cross from the left.
The result leaves Ghana second in Group H with three points. Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal will have six points and secure qualification for the last 16 if they beat Uruguay in the later kick-off in Qatar.
Despite their efforts, South Korea looks likely to crash out of the tournament in the group stage for the third World Cup in a row.
3 a.mBELGIUM SPLITS BY ‘MUTUAL REPLY’ AS NATION TURNS ON STAR
Belgian players and press are divided by “mutual distrust” with Kevin De Bruyne in the firing line after the defeat to Morocco. The World Cup hopefuls scraped past Canada in their opener thanks to Michy Batshuayi’s first-half goal.
Manchester City’s De Bruyne, 31, incredibly wrote off Belgium’s chances in Qatar due to the team’s “aging”.
What followed was a shock 2-0 defeat to Morocco, leaving Roberto Martinez’s side in third place.
Former Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen, 35, responded by taking a swipe at De Bruyne after the crucial loss.
He said: “In the end we conceded two identical goals on the set piece, twice at the near post. Balls that should never go in.
“The first time we got away well (disallowed for offside), the second time we didn’t.
“There’s so much going through my mind right now, things I shouldn’t say out in the open.
“I don’t think we created chances. Where did it go wrong? We probably also attack badly because we are too old, it must be now?
“We have a lot of quality up front, but so does Morocco, and they came out better today. This is very frustrating.”
The Belgian media also lashed out at talisman De Bruyne, with the headline of website HLN: “He lost the ball 27 times!”
And De Standaard went one step further by saying: “Can someone wake up De Bruyne?”
Belgium will play table toppers Croatia on Thursday, knowing that only a win guarantees them a place in the knockout phase.
Originally published as FIFA World Cup 2022 Results, Scores, Schedule: Cristiano Ronaldo’s Awkward Celebration, Embarrassing World Cup Selfie