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Cristiano Ronaldo becomes the fifth player in history to play in five World Cups

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Forward Cristiano Ronaldo entered the starting lineup of the Portuguese national team for the group stage match of the World Cup with the team of Ghana, repeating the record for the number of world championships in a career.

For the 37-year-old Ronaldo, this will be the fifth world championship in his career. Previously, only the Mexicans Antonio Carbajal and Rafael Marquez, the German Lothar Matheus and the Argentinean Lionel Messi took part in the same number of tournaments.

Messi repeated Maradona’s record in Qatar and the record for participation in the World Cup

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The match against Ghana was Ronaldo’s 192nd cap. He has been playing for the national team since 2003. The Portuguese has no world championship medals, but has a full set of Euro awards.

RBC Sport is broadcasting the Portugal-Ghana match online.

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