Cristiano Ronaldo, the famous football player, recently underwent a lie detector test in collaboration with Binance, a cryptocurrency exchange. During the test, Ronaldo was asked about Portugal’s chances of winning the FIFA World Cup, and his response raised some eyebrows. Initially, he said that he believed Portugal could win the World Cup, but the lie detector indicated that this answer was not truthful.
Critics have often debated whether Ronaldo can be considered the greatest footballer of all time, with the lack of a World Cup title being the main point of contention in his otherwise incredible career. Despite scoring at five different World Cup tournaments, he has never won the prestigious trophy. His most recent attempt at the 2022 World Cup ended in disappointment as Portugal was eliminated in the quarter-finals, while his rival Lionel Messi led Argentina to victory.
Cristiano Ronaldo leaves pitch in tears as Portugal are knocked out of FIFA 2022 World Cup pic.twitter.com/xDSBppRYe0
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At the age of 38, Ronaldo’s chances of winning the World Cup appear to be dwindling. His last opportunity may come in the 2026 tournament, which will be jointly hosted by the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
Interestingly, during the lie detector test, Ronaldo was also asked a unique question. He was asked if he would trade all five of his UEFA Champions League (UCL) medals for a single World Cup trophy. After some thought, he provided an honest answer, and the lie detector confirmed that he was being truthful.
Watch Cristiano Ronaldo’s Lie Detector Test Video
🎙️ "Do you think Portugal will win a World Cup?"
Cristiano Ronaldo: "Yes"
Lie detector: False, you lied
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In addition to the lie detector test, Ronaldo recently achieved another remarkable milestone in his career. He became the all-time leading goal-scorer in national leagues, surpassing the previous record held by Josef Bican and Ferenc Puskás. Ronaldo’s tally of 517 goals set a new benchmark in football history, while his long-time rival, Lionel Messi, lagged behind in fourth place with 496 goals.
As Ronaldo’s career continues to unfold, fans and pundits alike will be watching closely to see if he can fulfill his dream of winning the elusive FIFA World Cup and further solidify his legacy in the world of football.