Portugal will show FIFA “evidence” that Cristiano Ronaldo scored against Uruguay.

Portugal will show FIFA "evidence" that Cristiano Ronaldo scored against Uruguay.

Portugal is going to argue to FIFA that Cristiano Ronaldo should get credit for the first goal Bruno Fernandes scored in their 2-0 World Cup win over Uruguay.

On Monday night, the Selecao took the lead when a cross from Fernandes went into the top corner after bouncing up. Ronaldo, who had tried to head the ball, wheeled away in celebration and claimed the goal.

But replays showed that the forward didn’t touch the ball. The goal was officially given to Fernandes, who scored twice from the penalty spot after Ronaldo was taken out of the game.

Ronaldo needs one more goal to tie Eusebio’s record as Portugal’s all-time top scorer at a World Cup. Eusebio, who played for Benfica, has nine goals, so Ronaldo needs just one more to tie him.

El Chiringuito says that Portugal will “show proof” to FIFA that Ronaldo touched the ball and should be given the goal because of it.

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The case is similar to one involving Tottenham and Harry Kane in 2018. The England captain said he had a small touch on Christian Eriksen’s free-kick during a Premier League game against Stoke as he tried to win his third straight Golden Boot.

After the fact, the Premier League gave Kane the goal, but he would still end the season two goals behind Mohamed Salah of Liverpool.