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PHOTOS: Ronaldo makes World Cup history as Neymar suffers injury

Brazil, Portugal and Switzerland emerged victorious in their World Cup openers while Uruguay and South Korea battled to a stalemate. While Cristiano Ronaldo enters the record book, Neymar appears to have been bitten by another injury bug.

Yahoo News Singapore brings some of the action from these matches in photos.

Switzerland 1 - 0 Cameroon

Switzerland's Breel Embolo scored the only goal in a Group E match versus Cameroon but the Swiss player refused to celebrate against the country of his birth.

Switzerland's Breel Embolo scores the opening goal during the World Cup group G football match between Switzerland and Cameroon, at the Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah, Qatar, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Petr Josek)
Switzerland's Breel Embolo scores the opening goal during the World Cup group G football match between Switzerland and Cameroon, at the Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah, Qatar, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Petr Josek)
Switzerland's Breel Embolo greets supporters at the end of during the World Cup group G football match between Switzerland and Cameroon, at the Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah, Qatar, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
Switzerland's Breel Embolo greets supporters at the end of during the World Cup group G football match between Switzerland and Cameroon, at the Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah, Qatar, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
Switzerland's goalkeeper Yann Sommer makes a save during the World Cup group G football match between Switzerland and Cameroon, at the Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah, Qatar, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Switzerland's goalkeeper Yann Sommer makes a save during the World Cup group G football match between Switzerland and Cameroon, at the Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah, Qatar, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Cameroon's Gael Ondoua, left, jumps for a header with Switzerland's Haris Seferovic during the World Cup group G football match between Switzerland and Cameroon, at the Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah, Qatar, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
Cameroon's Gael Ondoua, left, jumps for a header with Switzerland's Haris Seferovic during the World Cup group G football match between Switzerland and Cameroon, at the Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah, Qatar, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
Switzerland's football team supporter cheers ahead of the World Cup group G football match between Switzerland and Cameroon, at the Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah, Qatar, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Switzerland's football team supporter cheers ahead of the World Cup group G football match between Switzerland and Cameroon, at the Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah, Qatar, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
A football fan cheers during the World Cup group G football match between Switzerland and Cameroon, at the Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah, Qatar, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
A football fan cheers during the World Cup group G football match between Switzerland and Cameroon, at the Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah, Qatar, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Uruguay 0 - 0 South Korea

South Korea held South American powerhouse Uruguay to a goalless draw in their Group H match that saw a mask-wearing Korean forward Son Heung-min return from injury.

Uruguay's fearsome attacking unit of Luis Suarez, Darwin Nuñez, Facundo Pellistri and Edison Cavani failed to find any openings.

South Korean fans wore Batman-like masks in support of their favourite Son.

South Korea's Son Heung-min reacts during the World Cup group H football match between Uruguay and South Korea, at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan , Qatar, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
South Korea's Son Heung-min reacts during the World Cup group H football match between Uruguay and South Korea, at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan , Qatar, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
South Korea's Lee Kang-in, left, falls after colliding with Uruguay's Federico Valverde, right, during the World Cup group H football match between Uruguay and South Korea, at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan , Qatar, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
South Korea's Lee Kang-in, left, falls after colliding with Uruguay's Federico Valverde, right, during the World Cup group H football match between Uruguay and South Korea, at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan , Qatar, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
South Korea's goalkeeper Kim Seung-gyu, right, dives to stop the ball after an attempt by Uruguay's Darwin Nunez, left, to score during the World Cup group H football match between Uruguay and South Korea, at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan , Qatar, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
South Korea's goalkeeper Kim Seung-gyu, right, dives to stop the ball after an attempt by Uruguay's Darwin Nunez, left, to score during the World Cup group H football match between Uruguay and South Korea, at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan , Qatar, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
South Korea football fans cheers prior the start of the World Cup group H football match between Uruguay and South Korea, at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan , Qatar, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
South Korea football fans cheers prior the start of the World Cup group H football match between Uruguay and South Korea, at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan , Qatar, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
A football fan from Uruguay poses for a picture prior to the World Cup group H football match between Uruguay and South Korea, at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan , Qatar, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
A football fan from Uruguay poses for a picture prior to the World Cup group H football match between Uruguay and South Korea, at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan , Qatar, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Portugal 3 - 2 Ghana

Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo dispatched a controversial penalty and made history by becoming the first person to score in five World Cup tournaments.

The penalty kick broke the deadlock and ensured Portugal emerged victorious against Ghana 3-2 in their Group H match.

Ronaldo has now scored in every World Cup since scoring his first in 2006. Days earlier, his contract with Manchester United was terminated after he criticised the manager, owners and his teammates at the English club in an authorised interview.

Ronaldo's scoring record in international play now stands at 118 goals after the penalty.

Soccer Football - FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 - Group H - Portugal v Ghana - Stadium 974, Doha, Qatar - November 24, 2022 Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo scores their first goal from the penalty spot REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
Soccer Football - FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 - Group H - Portugal v Ghana - Stadium 974, Doha, Qatar - November 24, 2022 Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo scores their first goal from the penalty spot REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
Soccer Football - FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 - Group H - Portugal v Ghana - Stadium 974, Doha, Qatar - November 24, 2022 Ghana's Andre Ayew scores their first goal REUTERS/Hannah Mckay
Soccer Football - FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 - Group H - Portugal v Ghana - Stadium 974, Doha, Qatar - November 24, 2022 Ghana's Andre Ayew scores their first goal REUTERS/Hannah Mckay
(11) JOAO FELIX of Portugal team celebrate after score second goal during FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group H football match between Portugal and Ghana at Stadium 974 in Doha on 24 November 2022. (Photo by Ayman Aref/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
(11) JOAO FELIX of Portugal team celebrate after score second goal during FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group H football match between Portugal and Ghana at Stadium 974 in Doha on 24 November 2022. (Photo by Ayman Aref/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Portugal's Rafael Leao celebrates after scoring a goal during the World Cup group H football match between Portugal and Ghana, at the Stadium 974 in Doha, Qatar, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Portugal's Rafael Leao celebrates after scoring a goal during the World Cup group H football match between Portugal and Ghana, at the Stadium 974 in Doha, Qatar, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Ghana's Osman Bukari celebrates scoring his side's second goal against Portugal during a World Cup group H soccer match at the Stadium 974 in Doha, Qatar, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Ghana's Osman Bukari celebrates scoring his side's second goal against Portugal during a World Cup group H soccer match at the Stadium 974 in Doha, Qatar, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Brazil 2 - 0 Serbia

Richarlison scored a brace including an early Goal of the Tournament contender to help Brazil secure a 2-0 win against Serbia in Group G.

Brazil may have paid the victory with a heavy price as superstar Neymar hobbled off with an ankle sprain after enduring a physical Serbian side.

The Brazilian talisman also injured his back in the 2014 World Cup.

Brazil's Richarlison celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the World Cup group G football match between Brazil and Serbia, at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
Brazil's Richarlison celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the World Cup group G football match between Brazil and Serbia, at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
Brazil's Richarlison,second right, scores the second goal of his team against Serbia during the World Cup group G football match between Brazil and Serbia, at the the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
Brazil's Richarlison,second right, scores the second goal of his team against Serbia during the World Cup group G football match between Brazil and Serbia, at the the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
Aleksandar Mitrovic , Dusan Tadic , Neymar during the World Cup match between Brasil v Serbia, in Lusail, Qatar, on November 24, 2022. (Photo by Foto Olimpik/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Aleksandar Mitrovic , Dusan Tadic , Neymar during the World Cup match between Brasil v Serbia, in Lusail, Qatar, on November 24, 2022. (Photo by Foto Olimpik/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Soccer Football - FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 - Group G - Brazil v Serbia - Lusail Stadium, Lusail, Qatar - November 24, 2022 Brazil's Neymar with injured ankle after the match REUTERS/Molly Darlington
Soccer Football - FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 - Group G - Brazil v Serbia - Lusail Stadium, Lusail, Qatar - November 24, 2022 Brazil's Neymar with injured ankle after the match REUTERS/Molly Darlington

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