Top 3 moments from Day 5 of the 2022 FIFA World Cup – NBC4 Washington

Thanksgiving brought another action-packed day of the FIFA World Cup.

Day 5’s table in Qatar began with Switzerland beating Cameroon 1-0. After a game in which there was only one goal, Uruguay and South Korea together scored zero goals in a 0-0 draw.

The goals finally picked up in the third game of the day as Portugal held on to their 3-2 win over Ghana despite some late drama – including a dying-seconds error by goalkeeper Diogo Costa that nearly cost Portugal the win.

In the fourth and final game, Richarlison propelled heavyweight Brazil to a 2-0 win over Serbia.

From a non-celebration to a record goal to a world-class goal, here are the top three moments from Thursday’s games:

The Swiss Breel Embolo does not celebrate his goal

The only goal in the Switzerland-Cameroon game was scored by a Cameroon-born player. But it was Switzerland that came out victorious.

In the 48th minute, Swiss striker Breel Embolo converted a chance directly in front of Cameroon’s net. But Embolo didn’t celebrate the goal vigorously against his native country.

Embolo was born in Cameroon and lived there until he was 5 years old when he moved to France with his mother. It was there that his mother met her future husband, who was Swiss, and shortly thereafter moved to Switzerland with her children. Embolo has had a Swiss passport since 2014 and finally decided to play his international career with Switzerland via Cameroon.

“I would have liked to have had him on my side, but it didn’t go that way,” Cameroon coach Rigobert Song told the Associated Press after the game.

Ronaldo makes history with a penalty

Cristiano Ronaldo has been making a lot of headlines off the field in recent weeks over his falling out with Manchester United. But just days after his contract was terminated by Man United, Ronaldo was back to building his legendary status on the pitch.

After winning a penalty for Portugal, Ronaldo drilled home from the penalty spot to break the goalless tie in the 65th minute.

The goal gave Ronaldo at least one goal in five different World Cups, something no other male player has managed to do. He and Marta from Brazil are the only soccer players to have managed the feat.

Ronaldo, emotional during the pre-match performance of the Portuguese national anthem, now has as many as eight World Cup goals in his career.

Richarlison shines with a stunning scissor kick goal

Brazil-Serbia turned out to be “The Richarlison Show”.

First, the Brazilian striker opened the scoring in the 62nd minute after a deflected shot from Vinicius Jr.

Then Richarlison scored what might be the best goal of the 2022 World Cup so far with a stunning scissors shot in the 73rd minute.

There is still a lot of football to be played in Qatar but that will be hard to top.

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