CR7 joins historic club with World Cup goal against Spain

Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo has become just the 4th  player to score in four different World Cups thanks to his fourth-minute penalty against Spain on Friday night.

The 33-year-old steered the ball past David de Gea from the spot inside the first few minutes of the match, and he added a second on the stroke of half-time to capitalise on an error from David de Gea, who let the long-range effort squirm though his grasp. Ronaldo’s first-half display means he has now scored in every World Cup since his tournament debut in Germany 2006.

Somewhat surprisingly, his second strike means it also the very first time that he has scored more than once in the same World Cup, taking his overall tally to 5 goals. Only 3 other players have scored in four World Cups: Pele, Miroslav Klose and Uwe Seeler.

Ronaldo has previously claimed that he can play until his late 30s, and he will fancy his chances of still being around for Qatar 2022 when he can claim the record outright. He has also scored in eight consecutive major international tournaments, while his first goal was the earliest any Portuguese player has netted since the 1966 World Cup in England.

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