Cristiano Ronaldo header? “He hair didn’t even touch it”
Adidas reaffirmed Portugal’s national team captain Cristiano Ronaldo goal.
He seemed to be the main character of the first goal leading 1-0 in the Group H match against Uruguay at the 2022 FIFA Qatar World Cup at Rusail Stadium in Qatar on the 29th (Korea time).
In the 9th minute of the second half, Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United) tried to header a cross, and the ball passed through the goal and was recognized as Ronaldo’s goal. As a result, he was expected to become the “legendary” Eusebio and Portugal’s World Cup scorer.
However, FIFA, which confirmed the goal situation and concluded that it did not hit Ronaldo’s head, corrected it with Fernand’s score shortly after. Portugal won the match 2-0 and advanced to the round of 16, but Ronaldo was laughed at for roaring at a goal he didn’t even score.
Ronaldo continued to claim that the ball touched his forehead even after the final whistle, but it was not accepted. British broadcaster Piers Morgan, who is close to Ronaldo, said Ronaldo sent a text message. “Ronaldo said the ball touched his forehead. Fernandez also admitted that he should correct it with Ronaldo’s goal.
On the 29th, the British media ‘Sports Bible’ reported, “The Portuguese Football Association will submit evidence to FIFA to recognize that the goal against Uruguay was Ronaldo’s, not Bruno Fernandes.” “I was angry at FIFA for not acknowledging Ronaldo’s score,” Portuguese media Nochisiar Au Minutu said. “Ronaldo claimed to his national team colleague that ‘the ball touched me’ after the match against Uruguay.”
Adidas said in a statement on the 30th, “We can prove that Ronaldo did not contact the ball by using the technology built into the official ball ‘Al Rihla’ manufactured by the company,” adding, “The measurement showed no vibration (Ronaldo’s header attempt).” “If you use sensors inside the ball, you can measure it very accurately,” he said.
According to the ball’s vibration graph released by Adidas, it draws a large amplitude at the cross moment when Fernandez aimed at Ronaldo’s head. But the moment Ronaldo put his head on it, the vibration graph didn’t move at all. This is thanks to the official ball ‘Alihla’, which has built-in electronic devices for the first time in history for semi-automatic offside technology.
Some argued that Ronaldo would have known that it was not his goal because he did not have his own “heavy rain ceremony.”
After the game, Fernandez defended Ronaldo, saying, “It doesn’t matter whose goal it is.” “I felt Ronaldo touched the ball, so I handed him the ball,” he said. “The important thing is that we beat a very difficult opponent.” Ronaldo was not interviewed after the game.