And with the duo against France, Cristiano Ronaldo reached 109 goals for Portugal. At the end of the match, the captain of the Quenas team received congratulations from Ali Daei, the former Iranian striker who held the absolute record in the national teams, also with 109 goals. The score has now been updated by itself to 111 goals in total.
“I wanted Cristiano to break my record. But in fact I scored 111 goals, but now this does not matter. By the way, Cristiano plays, and the level he shows, I am sure he will score more goals”, predicted Ali Daei, in an interview with the Spanish daily As´.
There are two goals scored by the former striker against the Afghan national team at the 2002 Asian Games. However, FIFA understands that the Iranian team that played in the match was the Olympic and not the main goal, thus excluding the “repeat” from the previous scorer’s count.
Greetings from the captain of Portugal, these, more than many.
“I firmly believe that Ronaldo deserves to achieve this record. In fact, having a player like him achieve this record is another record for me. Pride. He is very humble because he refers to me as an idol. I am very grateful,” said Ali Daei.
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