Ronaldo brings world of sport together

Portugal were rescued by their mercurial skipper while Belgium and Algeria celebrated wins that put them in pole position for Group H qualification

23.06.2014 10:00:33

Just when it seemed Cristiano Ronaldo's World Cup dream was over for another year, the Balon d'Or winner provided one stunning piece of magic, and with Silvestre Varela on hand to nod home, Portugal live to fight another day. While their place in the knockout stages is still very much up in the air, the same cannot be said for Belgium, who sealed their own last-16 berth as Divock Origi struck a late winner to break Russian hearts and qualify from Group H. They may well be joined by Algeria, who provided yet another fantastic attacking performance in this World Cup to see off South Korea and put themselves on the verge of reaching the second round. Meanwhile, France's Karim Benzema did his best to catch the attention of one of the competition's most prolific tweeters - pop star Rihanna - as he prepares for Les Bleus' final group game against Ecuador. You can see it all here as Goal rounds up World Cup action and reaction from around the web... What a game! #USAMNT #USAvsPOR — Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) June 22, 2014 Yooowwwwwwww #PortugalvsUSA — Usain St. Leo Bolt (@usainbolt) June 22, 2014 That cross by @Cristiano #upupup — Usain St. Leo Bolt (@usainbolt) June 22, 2014 First goal in a World Cup! God is great @ Maracana Stadium — Divock Origi #27 (@DivockOrigi) June 22, 2014 YES !!!!! Thanks #tousensemble #reddevilstobrazil — Marouane Fellaini (@fellainiM) June 22, 2014 Really enjoying the #KORvsALG game. Algerias pace,power and football very impressive.Korea not giving in, more goals to come @FIFAWorldCup — Tim Cahill (@Tim_Cahill) June 22, 2014 Didn't expect this game to be one of the best of tournament so far. Algeria really impressive. — michael owen (@themichaelowen) June 22, 2014 Go pour l'entrainement avec "pour it up" !!! Go for training, my sound was @rihanna !!! — Karim Benzema (@Benzema) June 22, 2014 Nani: Portugal grieving after draw United States 2-2 Portugal

Category : World Cup 2014