Cristiano Ronaldo during the Group B clash against Spain Image: AFP
Cristiano Ronaldo expressed his delight at setting another record in his remarkable career as his hat-trick against Spain allowed him to become just the fourth player to score in four World Cup tournaments.
“I am very happy, it's a nice personal record to have, one more in my career,” the Portugal captain was quoted as saying by AFP. Ronaldo’s goals secured a 3-3 draw for the European champions in a remarkable World Cup Group B clash with neighbours Spain in Sochi.
The 33-year-old joins an elite cast of players who have scored in four World Cups, following in the footsteps of Pele and German duo Uwe Seeler and Miroslav Klose.
“For me, the most important thing is to emphasise what the team did against one of the favourites to win this World Cup,” he added.
This obviously made Tweeple celebrate Cristiano Ronaldo like never before.
Portugal next face Morocco on June 20, and then Iran on June 25 in the other two Group B encounters left.
(With inputs from PTI)