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Today at the World Cup: History for Ronaldo as Richarlison scores stunner

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Cristiano Ronaldo wrote his own piece of World Cup history as Portugal beat Ghana in their first Group H game, before pre-tournament favourites Brazil defeated Serbia 2-0 with a brace for Richarlison.Uruguay and South Korea had earlier played out a tepid goalless draw, but Switzerland got their campaign up and running with a 1-0 win over Cameroon.England captain Harry Kane looks set to be fit for Friday’s showdown against the United States and Wales fine-tuned preparations for their game against Iran.Here, the PA news agency keeps on top of events in Qatar.Just two days after severing ties with Manchester United, Ronaldo made World Cup history as Portugal opened their campaign with a 3-2 win over Ghana.Ronaldo – a free agent after his acrimonious Old Trafford departure – became the first man to score in five World Cup final tournaments when he broke the deadlock from the penalty spot.Andre Ayew’s equaliser briefly looked like it would spoil Portugal’s party, but a quickfire double from Joao Felix and substitute Rafael Leao restored the advantage before Osman Bukari hit a late second for Ghana.Diego Godin and Federico Valverde were both denied by the woodwork to leave Uruguay frustrated in the other Group H fixture, while Son Heung-min – wearing a protective facemask after surgery to a fractured eye socket sustained playing for Tottenham – also struggled to influence the gameA stunning volley from Tottenham striker Richarlison helped Brazil see off Serbia in their first Group G game.Preferred to Arsenal’s Gabriel Jesus, Richarlison justified his selection with both goals at a yellow-clad Lusail Stadium.After a low-key first half as Serbia’s committed defence stayed on top, Richarlison broke the deadlock when he tapped in

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