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Old image is shared as Cristiano Ronaldo watching FIFA World Cup final in Qatar



Cristiano Ronaldo is watching the final of the world cup in Qatar 👀


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Argentina bags FIFA World Cup 2022 on 18, December in Qatar beating France with the score of 3(4)-3(2). The famous football player Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal team exited FIFA World Cup in the quarterfinals with Morocco.

Meanwhile, an image of Ronaldo is shared with the claim that it was captured when he was watching the FIFA World Cup final in Qatar. This image is circulated widely on social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter with hashtags related to FIFA World Cup. Some of the posts with such a claim can be seen here, here and here.

What is the truth?

When searching the image with Google lens, the Mirror article dated 2, October 2018 is found carrying the viral image with the caption ’Ronaldo was suspended for Juventus’ 3-0 Champions League win over the Swiss side’.

With further search, it is found that the image was taken in October 2018 when he was watching Juventus’ Champions League clash with his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez, mother and bodyguards, reported ‘The Sun’.


It is found that Cristiano Ronaldo’s image of watching Juve clash with his family in 2018 is shared as he is watching FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar.

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