Portugal urged by Fernando Santos to hit ‘Euro 2016 levels’ against Morocco

Esequiel Farfan
Junio 20, 2018

Ronaldo now has four goals in five attempts in this competition after playing just two matches.

"If I said that we don't believe we can qualify it would be a lie", said Fajr, one of 17 players born overseas in Morocco's 23-man squad.

Cristiano Ronaldo has become the second leading global goalscorer of all time after finding the back of the net against Morocco.

Morocco, who had a real go at the Luzhniki Stadium but failed to convert their chances, are pointless having also lost 1-0 to Iran and can not progress to the second round.

Where is the FIFA World Cup 2018 Match-18 between Portugal vs Morocco is going to be played?

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One week in and this is already gearing up to be Cristiano Ronaldo's World Cup.

In 1986 World Cup, Morocco thrashed Portugal by 3-1. A lot has changed since then and the Cristiano Ronaldo-inspired Portuguese are big favorites heading in the match.

- Ronaldo's three goals for Portugal against Spain made him the oldest hat-trick scorer in the history of the World Cup (33y 130d). FIFA World Cup 2018 in India will take place in Russian Federation, this year and you'll be able to watch the live matches in India. Cristiano Ronaldo rightly gained all the plaudits in the game for his hat-trick including a stunning last-gasp freekick equaliser.

The Portugal centre-back Pepe was also toeing the party line, saying that they had to prepare for this game as they had done the encounter against Spain. A second loss for Morocco will all but eliminate them, while a Portugal loss will put them into a must-win scenario against Iran in a few days.

Morocco did not concede a single goal in the final qualifying round as they sealed a return to the World Cup for the first time in 20 years, but their knockout hopes hang by a thread after a 95th-minute own goal by Aziz Bouhaddouz against Iran.

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