Minute 54 in Lusail, a cross by Bruno Fernandes occurs, jumps Cristiano Ronaldo and goal for Portugal’s 1-0 against Uruguay. The transmission of the Qatar 2022 World Cup gives CR7 the goal, but the repetition leaves doubts… did he touch the ball? Finally, the goal was assigned to Bruno, and this Tuesday Adidas technology confirmed it.
Let’s remember that Adidas is the provider not only of the official ball for the World Cup in Qatar, but also of the technology used for the automatic offside. This is a chip that is on the ball and helps determine whether or not a player touched it, or whether it crossed the goal line or not.
Cristiano celebrated effusively (although without his characteristic “Siuuuu”), hugging Bruno. The jump and the movement of the head made not only the broadcaster, but the Uruguayan goalkeeper Sergio Rochet, think that the goal was from the Portuguese captain.
Rochet doubted for a minute that the ball would change direction due to Cristiano’s action, but ended with the trajectory that it brought from the center of Bruno Fernandes.
FIFA talks about Adidas technology and Cristiano Ronaldo’s no-goal
FIFA explained how Adidas technology determined that Cristiano Ronaldo never touched the ball.
“In the match between Portugal and Uruguay, using Connected Ball technology Housed in the official Adidas Al Rihla match ball, we were definitely able to show that Cristiano Ronaldo did not make contact with the ball for the first goal of the match,” FIFA said in its statement.
“No external force could be measured on the ball, as evidenced by the lack of ‘beats’ in our measurements”, adds the agency. “The 500Hz IMU sensor inside the ball allows us to be very precise in our analysis.”
The Adidas ball sensor also works with technology that can provide real-time data to the authorities in charge of the match.
This is how Portugal goes in the World Cup in Qatar 2022
Portugal advanced to the round of 16 of the World Cup in Qatar 2022, after beating Uruguay 2-0 with a brace from Bruno Fernandes. The Portuguese midfielder for Manchester United has two goals and two assists in the championship.
Cristiano Ronaldo, who hypothetically faces his last World Cup (he is currently 37 years old), accumulates a goal in the tournament, from a penalty against Ghana, becoming the only footballer in history to score goals in five World Cups in a row.
The last match of the group stage for Portugal will be on December 2 against South Korea.