But, much late his equalising free kick against Spain, Ronaldo's previous three goals all came late in the game as well. The court found Messi had funneled income earned from his image rights through countries such as Uruguay, Switzerland and Belize, evading more than 4 million euros in taxes from 2007 to 2009.
In converting the penalty, Ronaldo created a bit of history - not just at World Cup level, but in terms of all major global competitions.
Cristiano Ronaldo expressed his delight at setting another record in his remarkable career as his hat-trick against Spain on Friday allowed him to become just the fourth player to score in four World Cups.
The only others to have done that are Pele, Uwe Seeler and Miroslav Klose.
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It was only Iran's second win in 13 matches at the World Cup and the first win for an Asian team in the tournament since 2010. Renard, who was born in France, previously coached Ivory Coast and Zambia before taking over at Morocco .
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"More than his physical shape, it's his mental strength", mused Portugal coach Fernando Santos.
And for good measure, he recorded the 51st hat-trick of his career with two further goals, the latter a stunning free-kick - his first successful effort in 45 attempts in a major global tournament - that gave David de Gea no chance. He is unlikely to actually serve any time in jail because a sentence of under two years for a first offense can be served on probation under Spanish law, Reuters said.
The FC crew examine how Cristiano Ronaldo has adjusted his game with age to remain one of the world's elite players. "Portugal are hoping to get through the first round", he said, with matches against Morocco and Iran to come next.
The striker said that he arrived in Russian Federation "much more mature" than when he participated in his first World Cup four years ago in Brazil, when the hosts were humiliated 7-1 defeat by Germany in the semifinal, a game Neymar missed due to injury.
Iceland coach Heimir Hallgrimsson warned Lionel Messi's Argentina will underestimate his World Cup debutants at their peril in Saturday's Group D opener.