Morocco will have the chance to restore some pride by claiming a result from their final Group B game against Spain and will then head home disappointed not to have had more to show for two good displays in Russian Federation, while Portugal took a huge step towards the last 16. Spain’s 1-0 victory against Iran later on Wednesday means both Iberian sides are well placed to reach the knockouts.
Several World Cup stars took to social media as they prepare for their next game in the competition.
Portugal talisman Cristiano Ronaldo is on course to surpass the legendary Ferenc Puskas on the list of most global goals.
Always cleanly shaven, it was surprising when pictures of Cristiano Ronaldo with a beard filtered around the internet before Portugal’s game against Morocco.
Cristiano Ronaldo followed up his opening game heroics at the World Cup with the only goal in a 1-0 win for Portugal against Morocco as the European champions edged closer to the last 16.
Thankfully, there’s plenty more matches left to be played.
Spain team were grateful for a big slice of luck on Wednesday as they overcame a stubborn Iran side to claim a 1-0 win. That leaves us three teams fighting for the final two spots. Nos.
Morocco’s 1-0 loss to Portugal has now made it the seventh time they are losing a World Cup game in 11 matches. If they beat Portugal on Monday and Spain lose by the same margin to Morocco – unlikely, but it could happen – then things start to get a little complicated.
Goalkeeper Rui Patricio was kept busy by the North Africans and helped Portugal earn the three points and move top of the group on four.
A more complex situation could occur if Iran draw with Portugal and Spain lose to Morocco by two goals or more.
Now Queiroz and his men need a win over Portugal to qualify for the first knockout stage in its five World Cup history. Let us know in the comments section below.
“I think they’re both operating on a different planet to every footballer that’s ever lived, probably besides your Peles and your Maradonas”. Of those 20 wins, 10 have been by a single goal and most of the others were against weaker opponents. I felt we deserved a better result.
The two sides already know that should they both qualify they’ll be facing one of Russian Federation and Uruguay with the two qualifiers from Group A already decided.