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Old photo of Ronaldo shared as the one captured during the 2022 FIFA World Cup Final


A viral image on social media is being claimed as a picture of Portuguese football player Cristiano Ronaldo watching the FIFA World Cup 2022 final match between Argentina and France. Let’s fact-check this claim through this article.

Claim: A photo of Cristiano Ronaldo watching the Argentina-France FIFA World Cup 2022 final

Fact: This image of Cristiano Ronaldo is from October 2018 and was captured during a UEFA Champions League match between Juventus and BSC Young Boys. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.

We performed a reverse image search on the photo and found the same on Getty images. According to the photo’s description, it was captured by Pier Marco in Turin, Italy, on 2 October 2018. Cristiano Ronaldo attended a UEFA Champions League Group H match between Juventus and BSC Young Boys at Allianz Stadium. Mirror.com published a news report on the same, which you can read here.

Additionally, we searched the internet to see if Ronaldo attended the World Cup final in which Argentina clinched the title. This search did not yield any conclusive information.

To sum up, an old photo of Ronaldo is shared as that captured during the FIFA World Cup 2022 final between Argentina & France.


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