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.
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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.
Cristiano Ronaldo said he was involved in a verbal spat with a South Korean player who criticised him for failing to leave the field quickly enough when he was substituted during Portugal's 2-1 World Cup defeat on Friday.
CNNJust a month into his new gig as a morning show host, CNN’s Don Lemon is already sparking controversy.During Thursday morning’s broadcast of CNN This Morning, Lemon adamantly argued that the U.S. men’s national soccer team should get paid more than the women’s team despite their lack of comparative success, telling his female co-hosts Poppy Harlow and Kaitlin Collins that the men are simply “more interesting to watch.”Needless to say, the conversation became increasingly uncomfortable as Coll
From most angles, it looked like the ball went out of play just before Japan scored its winning goal in the 2-1 victory against Spain in the World Cup. Associated Press photographer Petr David Josek took a photo from above that appears to support the referee’s decision to allow it. Josek's image was taken Thursday night from a narrow catwalk, high above the field at the Khalifa International Stadium.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) Brazil coach Tite sent a message of support to Pele from the World Cup on Thursday. Pele was hospitalized Tuesday in Sao Paulo to regulate the medication in his fight against a colon tumor, his daughter Kely Nascimento said. ''We all want to wish good health to Pele,'' Tite said in Qatar a day before Brazil's next match against Cameroon.