FIFA World Cup 2022: Cristiano Ronaldo to join Lionel Messi in elite list as Portugal face Ghana in opener, in pics

By: FPJ Web Desk | November 24, 2022

Cristiano Ronaldo will make his first appearance in the ongoing edition when Portugal face Ghana on Thursday, November 24

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Ronaldo is most likely playing his last World Cup and will hope to begin on a memorable note

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The 37-year-old join his long-time rival Lionel Messi in an elite list of players to have appeared in as many as five different FIFA World Cups

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The Portugal captain will become the eighth player in history to appear in five different editions of the World Cup

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Ronaldo made his first appearance in the 2006 World Cup and then appeared in every edition after that

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Ronaldo has scored 7 goals in 17 appearances for Portugal in FIFA World Cups

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In the 2018 edition, in Russia, Ronaldo & Co crashed out with a defeat to Uruguay, who are placed in the same group as them this time around

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The spotlight will firmly be on Ronaldo as he heads into the FIFA World Cup 2022 on the back of a stormy few weeks

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Overall, Ronaldo has scored 117 goals in 191 appearances for Portugal

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Ronaldo has scored one goal against Ghana from one appearance, which came in the 2-1 win over the Black Stars in the group stage of the 2014 World Cup

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