Cristiano Ronaldo, the current leading goal-scorer in FIFA World Cup Russia 2018, thanks to his sensational hat-trick against Spain in their opening Group A match on Matchday One, will be seeking to add to his personal kitty and ensure that Portugal get full points when they take on Morocco. The Africans had the agony of seeing a 95th minute self-goal against Iran snatch a draw from their grasp and they will certainly be up against it after Portugal’s first-match showing. Cristiano Ronaldo will be the cornerstone for Portugal’s efforts and he looks to be in unstoppable form as of now.

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Portugal vs Morocco
Portugal vs Morocco Live Stream FIFA World Cup 2018 – Group B Match

When is World Cup 2018 Portugal vs Morocco match?

The World Cup 2018 Portugal vs Morocco match will take place on Wednesday, June 20, 2018.

Where is World Cup 2018 Portugal vs Morocco match?

The World Cup 2018 Portugal vs Morocco match will be played at Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow.

What time does the World Cup 2018 Portugal vs Morocco match begin?

The World Cup 2018 Portugal vs Morocco match begins at 5:30 pm (IST).

Which TV channels will broadcast the World Cup 2018 Portugal vs Morocco match?

The World Cup 2018 Portugal vs Morocco match will be shown on Sony Ten 2 SD and HD, Sony Ten 3 SD and HD, Sony ESPN SD.

How do I watch online live streaming of the World Cup 2018 Portugal vs Morocco match?

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Portugal vs Morocco

 

Squads & Team News

 


Position Portugal players
Goalkeepers Rui Patricio, Beto, Lopes
Defenders B. Alves, Pepe, Guerreiro, Fonte, Dias, Pereira, Rui, Cedric
Midfielders Carvalho, Moutinho, M. Fernandes, Mario, B. Silva, B. Fernandes, Adrien Silva
Forwards Ronaldo, Andre Silva, Guedes, Martins, Quaresma

Portugal came through their game against Spain with no fresh injury concerns, but Santos may opt to change things up.

Bruno Fernandes picked up a yellow card in that game and was replaced by Joao Mario mid-way through the second half and the latter may have done enough to earn a start. Man City winger Bernardo Silva endured a difficult game last time out before being replaced by Ricardo Quaresma, but he is likely to retain his place.

Potential Portugal XI:  Rui Patricio; Guerreiro, Fonte, Pepe, Cedric; Moutinho, Carvalho, B. Silva, Mario; Guedes, Ronaldo.

Position Morocco players
Goalkeepers Bounou, Munir, Tagnaouti
Defenders Hakimi, Mendyl, Da Costa, Benatia, Saiss, Dirar
Midfielders Ziyech, El Ahmadi, Belhanda, Fajr, Boussoufa, Bennasser, N. Amrabat, Harit, S. Amrabat
Forwards El Khabi, Boutaib, En-Nesyri, Bouhaddouz

Renard’s men were left frustrated following their last-gasp defeat against Iran, but they were largely on top during the match and it seems unlikely that there will be many changes to the starting XI.

However, a change will certainly be made at right-back, with Nordin Amrabat suffering concussion. The Watford man was replaced by his brother Sofyan and we may see that same change implemented on Wednesday.

Potential Morocco XI:  Munir; Hakimi, Saiss, Benatia, S. Amrabat; El Ahmadi, Boussoufa, Belhanda, Harit, Ziyech; El Khaabi.

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MATCH FACTS

Head-to-head

  • Their only previous meeting came at the 1986 World Cup. Morocco’s 3-1 victory was their first ever win in the tournament.

Portugal

  • Portugal have not lost against a non-European nation at the World Cup since June 2002 (W5, D3), in a 1-0 defeat to South Korea.
  • Against Spain, Cristiano Ronaldo became just the fourth player to score in four World Cups, after Uwe Seeler, Pele and Miroslav Klose.
  • It was Ronaldo’s 51st hat-trick and the 51st in World Cup history.
  • At 33 years and 130 days, it made Ronaldo the oldest scorer of a hat-trick in a World Cup.
  • Ronaldo’s third goal drew him level with Ferenc Puskas as the second-highest scorer in the history of international football with 84 goals. Only Iran’s Ali Daei (109) has scored more.
  • Before the opening match, Ronaldo had scored just three goals in 13 World Cup appearances.

Morocco

  • Morocco had 68% possession in their 1-0 defeat to Iran, the most by a losing team in a World Cup match since June 2010, when Spain had 73% possession against Switzerland, but lost 1-0.
  • The Atlas Lions did not face a single shot in the second half of that game, but lost to a 95th minute own goal.
  • Aziz Bouhaddouz became just the third substitute to score an own-goal in a World Cup match. The others are Hungary’s Laszlo Dajka in 1986 (against USSR) and Portugal’s Petit in 2006 (versus Germany).

Portugal have 60% chance of progressing

Football statisticians Gracenote Sports believe Portugal have a 60% chance of progressing through the group.

Gracenote Sports head of analysis, Simon Gleave: “Portugal’s draw with Spain last Friday has made little difference to the chance of progress to the knockout stages for the Portuguese because the other match in the group between Iran and Morocco produced three points for Iran. Cristiano Ronaldo’s late equaliser was crucial to keep Portugal as the most likely to go through with group favourites Spain. A win is now critical to get ahead of Iran (or Spain) in the table before the final group matches decide who progresses.”

Portugal

Upcoming Matches: Portugal will play three friendlies ahead of this year’s World Cup which will be against Tunisia, Belgium and Algeria. Below is the upcoming match schedule for Portugal.

Portugal start their 2018 World Cup campaign against Spain on 15th June. Below is the entire schedule of upcoming England matches.

Portugal vs Spain – Group B World Cup
Date: Friday, 15th June 2018 – Time: 21:00 Local time
Venue: Sochi, Russia
TV Channels: BBC (UK), Fox (US)

Portugal vs Morocco – Group B World Cup
Date: Wednesday, 20th June – Time: 15:00 Local time
Venue: Moscow. Russia
TV Channels: BBC (UK), Fox (US)

Portugal vs Iran – Group B World Cup
Date: Monday, 25 June 2018 – Time: 21:00 Local Time
Venue: Saransk, Russia
TV Channels: ITV (UK), Fox (US)

Portugal Match Schedule – Confirmed
MATCHES DATE VENUE
vs Tunisia (Friendly) 28 May 2018 Lisbon, Portugal
vs Belgium (Friendly) 02 June 2018 Brussels, Belgium
vs Algeria (Friendly) 07 June 2018 Lisbon, Portugal
vs Spain (World Cup) 15 June 2018 Sochi, Russia
vs Morocco (World Cup) 20 June 2018 Moscow. Russia
vs Iran (World Cup) 25 June 2018 Saransk, Russia
Round of 16 (World Cup) 01 or 02 July TBA
Quarterfinal 04 or 05 July TBA
Semifinals 10 or 11 July TBA

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