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Cristiano Ronaldo strikes Iranian player in head, almost gets red card

Cristiano Ronaldo strikes Iranian player in head, almost gets red card

Ronaldo pulled his team through the group stage by slamming in four goals and as their talisman the 33-year-old forward is the player all of the squad look to for a moment of magic.

However, with time nearly up, Iran were awarded a penalty after Portugal defender Cedric Soares was adjudged to have handled the ball in the area as he challenged for a cross.

The 33-year-old has been in sensational form in Russian Federation so far, scoring four times from three games to help his country navigate Group B and qualify in second place.

He said: The reality is you stop the game for VAR and there is an elbow.

Early in the second half, a video review led to a penalty kick for Portugal when Saeid Ezatolahi was judged to have fouled Ronaldo.

The fans became so loud that at one point, Ronaldo was seen in the window pleading with the Iranian supporters to keep the noise down.

Ronaldo escaped red with an elbow off the ball incident and were in disarray in the 90th minute when Cedric was deemed to have hand-balled in the box.

"I waited until the last second to stop that penalty and I feel our hard work could have earned us a spot among the last 16 in Russian Federation", he said.

"I don't know what's going on in those trucks, but that's the thing they need to be transparent about and show us. I don't want to know if my daughter is a little bit pregnant or it's a little evidence or obvious", he said. The question, for me, is not about the referees. "The decisions, they must be clear for everybody, for the people".

Man of the match Quaresma praised his side's determination and said he was eager for the mouth-watering prospect of a last 16 encounter with twice World Cup winners Uruguay.

That hardly sits well with FIFA's statement as they introduced the new system to the biggest tournament on Earth, saying: "Our goal is minimum interference for maximum benefit."Of course, that was a reference to the flow of the game itself rather than the potential impact decisions could have further down the line".

Not surprisingly, Portugal coach Fernando Santos agreed that Ronaldo did not deserve red.

"I think it will be a balanced game".

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