World Cup: After Ghana’s defeat to Portugal, coach Addo slams Ronaldo’s penalty decision.

Following Ghana’s 3-2 World Cup defeat to Portugal on Thursday, head coach Otto Addo lashed out at Cristiano Ronaldo’s penalty judgement.

During the second part of the game, Ronaldo was hauled down by defender Mohammed Salisu.

The former Manchester United forwards then took the penalty and converted it.


After the game, Addo blasted American referee Ismail Elfath for awarding Portugal the penalty.

“The referee gave a penalty which wasn’t a penalty – everyone saw that. Why? Because it is Ronaldo or something?” Addo told beIN Sport.

“I think you’ve to ask the referee. I have no proof of that. We were playing the ball and then there was contact,” Addo added at his post-match press conference when asked if he believed the foul was given because it was Ronaldo.

“I don’t know whether they weren’t paying or whether the VAR wasn’t paying attention.

“If you look at the replay, we played the ball, it was actually a foul against us.

“If somebody scores a goal, congratulations. But this was really a gift.

“Up to the penalty, everything was possible. Then the game got a little bit wild.”

Ghana’s next match is against South Korea on Monday.

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