Portugal defeated Ghana 3-2 in their opening match of the 2022 FIFA World Cup 2022 tournament . Coach Otto Addo said it was a special treat from the referee Ismail Elfath .
Doha (Qatar), November 25, : Ghana's coach Otto Addo treated the penalty that caused Cristiano Ronaldo to record his World Cup record on Thursday as a special treat from the American referee.When Ronaldo scored and converted the second-half penalty, he became the first male player to score in five World Cups.Portugal defeated Ghana 3-2, with a goal scored.This was also a present.What more could I say?Addo said it was a special treat from the referee, as he was quoted by ESPN.Addos chastised Ismail Elfath, an American referee, for his brutality, putting him in danger with FIFA.When asked what was the cause for Ghana's humiliating defeat, the coach unabashedly chastised the referee. Salisus thigh made an awkward contact with Ronaldo's leg before he collapsed to the ground.I think it was the right call.Ronaldo, 37, made history in what is likely to be his final World Cup appearance.I'm not sure why VAR didn't appear.For me, there is no explanation. Addo, a 47-year-old former Ghanaian footballer, is in his first World Cup appearance and his first international coaching role.After the match, he said he made a deal with Elfath to discuss the situation.Addo was also vehemently opposed to Elfaths handling of several fouls against his players.Portugal defeated Ghana 3-2 in a thrilling opening match of the forthcoming FIFA World Cup 2022 tournament, earlier this season, after losing a number of crucial opportunities in the first half, but Portugal took the lead with a penalty.