Ricardo Quaresma’s skills are worth the wait for soccer fans.
The Portugal winger scored a ridiculous goal Monday in his team’s 2018 FIFA World Cup Group B game against Iran. The score was tied just before halftime, when Quaresma worked a neat one-two with Adrien Silva and scored on one of the deftest strikes we’ve seen so far in the tournament.
Quaresma’s “trivela,” a goal a player scores by shooting with the outside of his foot, came on his first World Cup start.
Quaresma has regularly featured for Portugal since debuting for his country in 2003. But he was omitted from Portugal’s World Cup squads in 2006, 2010 and 2014.
Now age 34, Quaresma has spectacularly shown Portugal, and fans who only watch the World Cup, what they’ve been missing all these years.
Portugal leads Iran 1-0 in the second half.