WC Roundup: Ronaldo makes history; Richarlison scores sensational brace

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    Cristiano Ronaldo made history today after becoming the first player to score in five World Cups.

    The Portuguese opened the scoring in a 3-2 win over Ghana with a penalty, before goals by colleagues Joao Felix and Rafael Leao in the 78th and 80th minutes.

    Ghana were not going down without a fight though and scored twice through Andre Ayew and substitute Osman Bukari in the 73rd and 89th minutes.

    Starting off the day’s action was Switzerland who beat Cameroon 1-0 through a goal by Breel Embolo, who was actually born in Cameroon.

    As a mark of respect, Embolo refused to celebrate the goal, instead putting his hands up.

    Also in action were South Korea and Uruguay who played to a 0-0 draw.

    In today’s final clash, Brazil beat Serbia 2-0 on the back of a Richarlison brace – the first goal: a scrappy stab in the 62nd minute – the second: a sensational overhead kick in the 73rd minute.

    He has become the first Brazilian player to score twice on his World Cup debut since Neymar in 2014.

    Tomorrow’s clashes are Wales vs Iran at 6am, hosts Qatar vs Senegal at 9am, Netherlands vs Ecuador at 12pm and England vs USA at 3pm.