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FIFA World Cup 2022: Cristiano Ronaldo and his World Cup history in pictures

FIFA World Cup 2022: Cristiano Ronaldo will take the center stage in the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Thursday we look at some of his interesting World Cup facts

aditya-pimpale Written By: Aditya Pimpale @AdityaPimpale6 [Published on: November 24, 2022 15:11 IST]
  • FIFA World Cup 2022: Cristiano Ronaldo and his World Cup history in pictures
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    FIFA World Cup 2022: Cristiano Ronaldo and his World Cup history in pictures
  • Cristiano Ronaldo’s World Cup debut in 2006
A young Cristiano Ronaldo, already recognised as one of the prodigies of world football, was picked for the 2006 FIFA World Cup under the captaincy of the legendary Luis Figo.

Wearing the No. 17 shirt, Ronaldo made his FIFA World Cup debut against Angola. He got a yellow card in the 26th minute and was withdrawn after an hour.
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    Cristiano Ronaldo’s World Cup debut in 2006 A young Cristiano Ronaldo, already recognised as one of the prodigies of world football, was picked for the 2006 FIFA World Cup under the captaincy of the legendary Luis Figo. Wearing the No. 17 shirt, Ronaldo made his FIFA World Cup debut against Angola. He got a yellow card in the 26th minute and was withdrawn after an hour.
  • Captain of the ship in 2010
By the time the next FIFA World Cup came around in four years, Cristiano Ronaldo had won the Ballon D’Or and the UEFA Champions League and earned a move to his dream club, Real Madrid.
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    Captain of the ship in 2010 By the time the next FIFA World Cup came around in four years, Cristiano Ronaldo had won the Ballon D’Or and the UEFA Champions League and earned a move to his dream club, Real Madrid.
  • Injury derails 2014 campaign
Cristiano Ronaldo ensured Portugal made the 2014 FIFA World Cup with a scintillating hat-trick in a 3-2 win over Sweden in the qualifiers.

However, the Portuguese star sustained an injury prior to the World Cup and did not arrive at the tournament in the best shape.
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    Injury derails 2014 campaign Cristiano Ronaldo ensured Portugal made the 2014 FIFA World Cup with a scintillating hat-trick in a 3-2 win over Sweden in the qualifiers. However, the Portuguese star sustained an injury prior to the World Cup and did not arrive at the tournament in the best shape.
  • Hat-trick hero in 2018
In Portugal’s first match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup against Spain, Cristiano Ronaldo had one of his most memorable games for Portugal.

Ronaldo scored a fourth-minute penalty to give his team the lead and scored again before half-time to give them a 2-1 lead after Diego Costa equalised. However, quick goals from Diego Costa and Nacho Fernandez gave Spain a 3-2 lead.
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    Hat-trick hero in 2018 In Portugal’s first match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup against Spain, Cristiano Ronaldo had one of his most memorable games for Portugal. Ronaldo scored a fourth-minute penalty to give his team the lead and scored again before half-time to give them a 2-1 lead after Diego Costa equalised. However, quick goals from Diego Costa and Nacho Fernandez gave Spain a 3-2 lead.