In their second game of Group F, Joachim Löw’s team defeated Portugal 4-2 after going behind early on.
Time difference meant the game started 2am Thursday in Nigeria.
The Juventus forward’s 10th goal at the finals, via a late penalty, saw him surpass Michel Platini’s tally of nine, all of which were scored in the 1984 edition, and he added another in injury time to get to 11
Cristiano Ronaldo and Co take on Hungary in Group F on Tuesday at 5pm.
Missing several key players who were held back by either delayed issuance of entry visa or injuries, the Super Falcons lost 0-1 to the Jamaicans on Thursday at the BBVA Stadium in Houston – the same venue where they confront the Portuguese on Sunday evening.
Then, Group Stage will bring more top-class action with matches such as Belgium vs. Russia and England vs. Croatia on Saturday and Sunday respectively.
Bruno Fernandes and Cristiano Ronaldo both scored late in the first half as the reigning European champions finally turned their dominance into goals.
A contingent of Nigeria –based technical crew and nine home –based professionals flew aboard a Delta Airlines’ flight on the long haul from Lagos to Atlanta and arrived in the capital of the State of Georgia on Tuesday morning. They were aboard another flight from Atlanta to Houston, in the State of Texas, hours after.
The game finished scoreless as the teams get set for the start of the Euros.
“Everything is fine. The heart is still working,” he said Tuesday night in the latest edition of the Einfach Mal Luppen podcast he runs with his brother Felix.
The Moroccan football team also retained its 34th place, which is also fifth position in the African pecking order.
The Portuguese Government also said supporters would have to operate in “bubbles”, arrive and depart only on charter planes and face COVID-19 tests for the May 29 clash in Porto.
Aidy Boothroyd’s charges will face Switzerland, Portugal and Croatia in games at the end of March.
“Yes, I think so, if there were no specific authorizations from the health authority,” Spadafora told Radio Uno when asked whether the 35-year-old Portuguese star had breached COVID-19 rules.
Ronaldo tested positive on Tuesday and is set to self-isolate back in Italy, where he stars for Juventus, according to Il Gazzettino.
Police are reportedly investigating a burglary at Ronaldo’s home in Madeira.
Following a meeting of UEFA’s Executive Committee on Wednesday, it has also been announced that the Champions League will be completed as a mini-competition from the quarterfinal onwards, with Benfica’s Estadio da Luz and Sporting’s Estadio Jose Alvalade being used to stage the games.
Cristiano Ronaldo said his mother is “stable and recovering” after she suffered a stroke on Tuesday.
Portugal and Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo is the latest recipient of the Gold Card residency visa in the UAE.
This year’s finals will hold at the Los Pynandi World Cup Stadium – named after the Paraguayan national beach soccer team – and located at the headquarters of the Paraguayan Olympic Committee in Greater Asuncion.