FIFA has revealed why Portugal’s opener against Uruguay was not awarded to the five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo.Information Guide Nigeria
The 37-year-old forward believed he had his second shot of the 2022 World Cup when the deadlock was broken in Monday’s tense Group H match. Ronaldo believed he had touched a cross from Bruno Fernandes that nestled in the bottom corner, but FIFA – with the assistance of cutting-edge technology from match ball suppliers adidas – has explained why the all-time great was not awarded another international goal to add to his record-setting total.
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A statement from FIFA provided to ESPN reads: “In the match between Portugal and Uruguay, using the Connected Ball Technology housed in adidas’s Al Rihla Official Match Ball, we are able to definitively show no contact on the ball from Cristiano Ronaldo for the opening goal in the game.
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No external force on the ball could be measured as shown by the lack of ‘heartbeat’ in our measurements. The 500Hz IMU sensor inside the ball allows us to be highly accurate in our analysis.”JAMB Result
The latest World Cup ball from FIFA allows match officials to receive real-time data to assist with offside judgments and goal calls, but Fernandes has already dismissed the discussion over who should have been awarded the game-winning goal against Uruguay.NYSC portal
After going on to net a late penalty that wrapped up a 2-0 win, the Manchester United midfielder said: “I celebrated [the goal] as if it had been Cristiano’s goal. It seemed to me that he had touched the ball. My aim was to cross the ball for him. We are happy with the victory regardless of who scored. The most important thing is that we achieved our aim which is to be in the next round.”JAMB portal
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