Cristiano Ronaldo received a controversial penalty towards Ghana.© AFP
Cristiano Ronaldo confirmed “complete genius” by profitable a controversial penalty in Portugal’s World Cup win over Ghana, FIFA technical research group member Sunday Oliseh mentioned on Saturday. The veteran striker went down after a sort out by Mohammed Salisu on Thursday earlier than scoring the ensuing spot-kick to turn into the primary man to internet at 5 World Cups. Ghana coach Otto Addo described the penalty choice as a “reward” to Ronaldo and mentioned it was a “actually incorrect choice”.
“Perhaps the strikers are getting smarter,” former Nigeria worldwide Oliseh informed a press convention when requested why extra penalties have been being awarded on the event up to now than in earlier years.
“If you happen to have a look at the penalty Ronaldo obtained, let’s face it, folks can say what they need about this man, however the genius thought to only be affected person and put my foot to the touch the ball first earlier than you, proceed my leg so that you simply make contact with my leg — that’s complete genius.
“Let’s give the strikers the praise for getting smarter.”
9 penalties have been awarded within the first spherical of group-stage matches. “VAR can also be a serious purpose why this (extra penalties being awarded) is going on as a result of the referees can now have a look at it three or 4 occasions and determine,” added Oliseh.
Portugal tackle Uruguay of their second match on Monday earlier than ending their Group H marketing campaign towards South Korea 4 days later.
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