The moment Portugal scored the opening goal in the match between Portugal and Switzerland, Bernardo Silva's action is attracting attention.
Portugal advanced to the quarterfinals with a 6-1 victory in the 2022 Qatar World Cup Portugal vs Switzerland round of 16 held at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar at 4:00 am on the 7th in Korea time.
When Portugal scored the first goal with Hamus' left-footed shot in the 17th minute of the first half, the players in the game, including Hamus, who scored the goal, and all the players sitting on the bench rushed to the corner spectators to celebrate the goal.
At this time, Silva quickly enters the arena during the ceremony.
Soccer fans who watched this pointed out, "The reason Silva did this is to prevent conceding."
"After a goal has been scored, the referee may restart the game when all players of the scoring team remain in the opposing half," he said. "This is the case even if there are no players on the ground, including both sides."
In fact, according to Article 8 of the FIFA Rules, it is stated that "all players except the player taking the kick-off must be in their own half" in order to restart the game.
Silva, who knew the rules, took time to resume the game by standing alone on the ground after all the players left the ground for the ceremony.
This situation is not unique to today's game.
At the 2018 World Cup in Russia, in the group stage match between England and Tunisia, Kieran Trippier did not join Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur)'s goal celebration and moved to the opposing team's half to keep his seat.
Netizens who watched Silva's actions said, "Bernardo Silva-big brain (Silva, smart)", "Silva is playing 5-dimensional chess. Switzerland couldn't resume the game because he took a step back", "Enjoy the joy." Silva, who quickly judged the situation even though he was doing it, showed professional mental strength."
Meanwhile, Portugal, who won a landslide victory over Switzerland, will face Morocco in the quarterfinals on the 11th.
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