World Cup Say what you like about him, he’s total genius – FIFA hails Cristiano Ronaldo. FIFA, the organization that oversees international football, has called Cristiano Ronaldo a “complete genius.”
This comes after the Portugal international’s deft play to earn his country a penalty during their opening match in Qatar 2022.
After falling under Mohammed Salisu’s charge during Thursday’s World Cup Group H match, Ronaldo broke the score.
Some commentators think the referee erred by ignoring the 37-year-old or consulting the pitch-side monitor since he fell so readily.
However, Sunday Oliseh, a former midfielder for Juventus and Nigeria, claimed during a news conference in Doha that strikers are “becoming wiser.”
“Whatever you want to say about Ronaldo, he made a brilliant decision to wait until that precise moment to touch the ball, continue his leg, and then make contact. That is pure genius, he declared.
He claimed that strikers should be praised for their intelligence and for finding methods to prevail in games when things were tough.
Arsene Wenger, a former manager of Arsenal, is the head of the FIFA Technical Study Group.