The Juventus striker scored two penalties in the 2-2 draw with France at Euro 2020 on Wednesday evening, which puts him level with Daei on 109 international goals.
Ronaldo now has the chance to break that record in Portugal’s last-16 clash against Belgium on Sunday evening.
Earlier today, Daei, who scored 109 goals in 149 games for Iran, praised Ronaldo for his achievement.
‘Congratulations to Cristiano who is now one goal away from breaking the men’s international goal-scoring record. he said
‘I am honoured that this remarkable achievement will belong to Ronaldo – great champion of football and caring humanist who inspires and impacts lives throughout the world. Vamos!’