How Arsene Wenger Will Determine if Cristiano Ronaldo Will Be Awarded World Cup 2022 Goal vs Uruguay

How Arsene Wenger Will Determine if Cristiano Ronaldo Will Be Awarded World Cup 2022 Goal vs Uruguay

  • Cristiano Ronaldo will have to wait for an insight from an Arsene Wenger-led committee to decide if he scored against Uruguay
  • Ronaldo's goal (or not) has divided opinion, with FIFA initially awarding the goal to his Portugal teammate Bruno Fernandes
  • Former Arsenal boss Wenger will determine the matter with finality on what could double Ronaldo's tournament tally

Former Arsenal Head Coach Arsene Wenger is set to have a say on whether Cristiano Ronaldo scored the first goal for Portugal against Uruguay.

Controversy has surrounded the goal, which appeared to graze Ronaldo's hair on its way in from a Bruno Fernandes cross.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Arsene Wenger, Arsenal, World Cup, Uruguay
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with Bruno Fernandes after Portugal's game against Uruguay. Photo by Salih Zeki Fazlioglu/Anadolu.
Source: Getty Images

FIFA awarded the goal to Fernandes, but Ronaldo was seen complaining after the match that the ball had touched him. Fernandes added a second from the penalty spot to see Portugal qualify for the Round of 16 with a game to spare.

ESPN reports that Adidas's technology determined that Ronaldo did not touch the ball. However, Wenger is set to have the final say on the matter.

Exciting feature: Check out news exactly for YOU ➡️ find "Recommended for you" block and enjoy!

FIFA to conduct technical study

Legendary manager Wenger is currently the head of FIFA's technical study group, which is set to look into the issue and come up with a final decision.

According to the Daily Mail, the group will study a series of images and camera angles in the subsequent days, before announcing their decision.

If Ronaldo is awarded the goal, he will take his tournament's tally to two, having scored against Ghana in their opening game.

Ronaldo slammed for 'stealing' goal

Sports Brief had earlier reported that Ronaldo received some criticism for allegedly attempting to claim Fernandes' goal.

The incident happened during Portugal's Group H World Cup clash against Uruguay on Monday night, November 28.

Ronaldo and Fernandes lined up together during the crucial encounter, as the 2016 Euro champions looked to book a spot in the round of 16 of the World Cup.

Fernandes thought goal was Ronaldo's

Sports Brief has also reported that Fernandes admitted he believed Ronaldo met his cross for Portugal’s opening goal against Uruguay.

The talented midfielder’s cross in the second half eventually broke the deadlock for Portugal, but it came with a bit of controversy as to who scored the goal.

After the game, Fernandes did not shy away from talking about the incident, as he explained he had celebrated like it was his teammate who scored the goal.

Source: Sports Brief News