World Cup 2022: Cristiano Ronaldo Texted Piers Morgan About Controversial Portugal Goal

World Cup 2022: Cristiano Ronaldo Texted Piers Morgan About Controversial Portugal Goal

  • Portugal's opening goal generated a lot of controversy as to who should be awarded the goal between Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes
  • Ronaldo appeared to have gotten a touch from Fernandes cross, but it was later awarded to the Manchester United midfielder
  • Media personality and a friend of Ronaldo revealed he texted him claiming he believes he got a touch of the ball

Portugal joined France and Brazil by booking their place in the knockout stages of the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup with a 2-0 over Uruguay.

The first goal generated some controversy after Cristiano Ronaldo appeared to have made contact with Bruno Fernandes' cross before the ball went in. The goal was first credited to Ronaldo but later to Fernandes.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes, Piers Morgan, Portugal
Cristiano Ronaldo texted Piers Morgan about the controversial goal. Photo by John Todd/Hollie Adams
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It has been a subject of debate on social media since last night with different images from the video suggesting Cristiano Ronaldo's hair actually made contact with the ball.

Fernandes stepped up and converted a penalty in Ronaldo's absence for the second of the night. Portugal have now progressed to the knockout stages of the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup and a point in their final game against South Korea would be enough to top the group.

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Ronaldo actually tells Piers Morgan.

Cristiano Ronaldo's Manchester United contract was terminated after an explosive interview with Piers Morgan. Ronaldo in the interview discussed the club, owners and manager Erik Ten Hag.

Ronaldo last night reportedly texted Piers Morgan giving life to a social media meme which has been trending since the interview. The meme is Ronaldo's picture walking out of the stadium during the Tottenham game.

The five time Ballon d'Or winner has scored eight goals across five World Cups and is the first player to score in five different World Cups after scoring that contentious penalty against Ghana.

What's next for Cristiano Ronaldo?

Sports Brief earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo received offers from Saudi club Al Nassr worth millions of pounds to move to the Arabian country after his Manchester United contract was terminated.

Ronaldo's reunion with Manchester United did not go as planned despite playing under three managers. He had good words for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but not very kind words for Ralf Rangnick and Erik Ten Hag.

The MLS is also another interesting destination for Ronaldo with Inter Miami, who are also looking to sign Messi the likely destination. Club owner David Beckham once teased the idea of having both players.