A number of nations at the World Cup have made announcements that would usually bring condemnation, either at home or internationally, to coincide with kick-offs in Russian Federation.
Cristiano Ronaldo bagged a hat trick to prevent Spain from running away with a victory in a mouthwatering World Cup match played at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, on Friday.
The other storyline we were following heading into this one was all about Fernando Hierro, how he would handle taking over as the Spanish manager just 48 hours before their World Cup debut.
Ronaldo drew a penalty kick from Nacho Fernandez and converted in the fourth minute to put Portugal ahead of Spain in the World Cup on Friday night.
An obviously unhappy Gyan complained of being discriminated against, because people disregarded his achievement in the World Cup history.
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Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo gestures at Cibeles square in Madrid on May 27, 2018, after the team's Champions League title win.
"We are not the favourites but we are contenders and we will do as well as we can". The 25-year-old striker was forced off in the first half of the Champions League final against Ronaldo's Real Madrid after injuring his shoulder when he was wrestled to the ground by Sergio Ramos.
However, he is happy about the fact that the records are there for all to see that he is the one who has made the record, not Ronaldo.
Ronaldo has had the case hanging over him since he appeared in court last July near Madrid to answer four counts of tax evasion.