Betfair pays out bets on Cristiano Ronaldo's goal against Uruguay
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There are still many fans in doubt about who scored Portugal’s first goal against Uruguay in the World Cup: Cristiano Ronaldo or Bruno Fernandes? Did the ball really touch the number 7’s head or did it go straight into the net?

The debate should drag on until the end of the Cup, however, in order not to harm those who bet on CR7’s goal, Betfair decided to pay the bets that indicated that the Portuguese star would score in the game of the second round of group H of the World Cup in Qatar.

The decision of the Iranian referee Alireza Faghani in the scoresheet points to Bruno Fernandes as the author of the goal, since the midfielder’s kick did not undergo a significant route change. But, images that reverberated on the internet show the ball glued to Cristiano Ronaldo’s ‘topete’, which led fans around the world to contest the referee’s decision.

Therefore, Betfair decided to accept that the Portuguese could have touched the ball, albeit minimally. Therefore, the betting company carried out the so-called ‘justice payout’ and has already made the deposit into the accounts of those who placed bets on the following markets:

  • Cristiano Ronaldo will score the first goal of the match;
  • Goal by Cristiano Ronaldo at any moment of the game;
  • Cristiano Ronaldo will have + 1 shot on target.

“We pay everyone who bets on Cristiano Ronaldo for first goal scorer, anytime goalscorer or player with 1+ shot on target after he appears to have actually scored the goal before it is officially awarded to Bruno Fernandes. It is an opportunity to be fair, as it is quite difficult to come to a conclusion,” Betfair said in a statement.

But who bet on Bruno Fernandes’ goal? Betfair assured that there is no reason for concern, since it has already transferred the due amounts to bettors who hit what happened “officially”.

About Betfair

Betfair is one of the largest online sports betting providers in the world, and official sponsor of Libertadores and Sul-Americana. The company, founded in London in 2000, pioneered the provision of peer-to-peer betting (Betfair Exchange) in the betting industry and manages a full range of sports betting, entertainment events and gaming products online for more than 4 million customers around the world, available for ages 18 and over.

Thanks to its cutting-edge technology, the platform offers a wide catalog of products that allows you to bet with your own odds and odds offered by other users. Betfair is licensed to operate online betting and other games in 19 countries including Spain, Italy, Malta, Colombia and Great Britain.