Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo was furious at the match referee who directed his country’s match with his Serbian counterpart in the European qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup, after he canceled a goal in the 90th + 3th minute of the match.
The cameras showed Ronaldo upset after he hit a ball that crossed the goal line before the Serbian defender took it out, but the referee did not count the winning goal for Portugal at a time when the result indicated a 2-2 draw, so Ronaldo ran towards the flag referee excitedly before throwing the captain’s armband to the ground and leaving the stadium before Seconds from the final whistle.
Cristiano Ronaldo walked off the pitch before the final whistle at the end of the Serbia-Portugal game, and threw his captain’s armband in frustration. pic.twitter.com/I2i9uwkPhM
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) March 27, 2021
After the match ended, Portuguese coach Fernando Santos revealed that the referee apologized to him for the mistake in the team’s locker room and said he was ashamed.
Portugal tops the first group, which includes Ireland, Serbia, Luxembourg and Azerbaijan, and Qatar is in the group where it plays pre-season matches whose results are not counted in the qualifiers.
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