Brazil, Portugal and Switzerland emerged victorious in their World Cup openers while Uruguay and South Korea battled to a stalemate. While Cristiano Ronaldo enters the record book, Neymar appears to have been bitten by another injury bug.
Yahoo News Singapore brings some of the action from these matches in photos.
Only haters and Messi fans saying this is not a penalty lol, Ronaldo got the ball first, Salisu kicked the back of Ronaldo's boot before getting to the ball, but I'm loving yall tears tho 😂. pic.twitter.com/sqVCTKG81M
The penalty kick broke the deadlock and ensured Portugal emerged victorious against Ghana 3-2 in their Group H match.
Ronaldo has now scored in every World Cup since scoring his first in 2006. Days earlier, his contract with Manchester United was terminated after he criticised the manager, owners and his teammates at the English club in an authorised interview.
Ronaldo's scoring record in international play now stands at 118 goals after the penalty.
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