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Oct. 10, 2021

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Ronaldo scores on European record 181st international appearance

Ronaldo scores on European record 181st international appearance

Manchester United star, Cristiano Ronaldo after scoring for Portugal

Story highlights

  • Sergio Ramos played for Spain 180 times
  • Portugal resume World Cup qualifying campaign on Tuesday

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CRISTIANO Ronaldo marked a record 181st international appearance with a goal as Portugal defeated World Cup hosts Qatar 3-0 in a friendly game on Saturday.

The Manchester United star surpassed Sergio Ramos, who has played for Spain 180 times, as the most-capped international for a European nation.

Ronaldo opened the scoring in the 37th minute with Jose Fonte adding a second three minutes into the second half.

RB Leipzig striker Andre Silva completed the scoring in the last minute of the game.

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Portugal resume their World Cup qualifying campaign on Tuesday when they host Luxembourg.

They are currently second in Group A, a point behind Serbia but with a game in hand. FIFA International News

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