Reuters Pedro Nunes
Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo led his country to a white victory over Qatar in the friendly match that brought them together on Saturday in the European qualifiers for the World Cup.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Jose Fonte and Andre Silva alternately scored the Portugal hat-trick in the 37th, 48th and 90th minutes, respectively.
Ronaldo broke a new record today when he became the most European player participating in international matches with 181 matches, and broke the partnership with Spaniard Sergio Ramos (180 matches).
It is noteworthy that the dean of world players is the former Malaysian star, Se Chin An, with 195 matches, which he played while representing his country between 1969 and 1984.
Most international goals: 112 ⚽️
Most countries scored against: 46 🌍
Most appearances by a European: 181 🇵🇹
Cristiano Ronaldo breaks records 🐐🔴 pic.twitter.com/JghNAsQWUF
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Ronaldo also strengthened his goal today, his record as a historical goal scorer at the national team level with 112 goals.
He added Qatar to the list of teams he scored against, bringing the number to 46 teams.
It is noteworthy that Qatar participates exceptionally and legally in the first group of European qualifiers for the World Cup, which it will host next year, without counting the results of the matches in which it is a party.
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