This 2022 FIFA World Cup Continuing Saturday on FOX, Morocco take on Portugal at Qatar’s Al-Thumama Stadium for the penultimate quarter-final of the tournament.
portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo The team were relegated to the bench for the second straight start, but he was brought on in the second half as Portugal trailed 1-0.
The historical record of these two teams in the World Cup is 1-1, having met in 1986 and 2018 respectively.
There is one more semi-final berth up for grabs on Saturday, with England next taking on France (11am ET on FOX and the FOX Sports app). The winner will advance to Wednesday’s semifinals.
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6′: what could be
Youssef En-Nesyri is this close Put Morocco on early but his header was a little high.
He tried another header in the 26th minute, but that header was deflected to the right and the game was still scoreless.
Portugal’s João Felix made a big move just before the half-hour mark, firing a shot from just outside the box but it was blocked.
Moments later, Portugal defender Raphaël Guerreiro tried a through ball, but the Gonzalo Ramos Adjudicated to be offside.
In the end, Ennesiri scored with a header to help Morocco lead 1-0 before halftime.
Morocco’s Youssef En-Nesyri scores against Portugal 42′
This is the first goal of the Moroccan men’s football team in the knockout stage of the World Cup.
45′: Off the crossbar!
Bruno Fernandes was inches away from playing before the break but his attempt was unsuccessful.
52′: Ronaldo comes on
In the 52nd minute, Ronaldo replaced Ruben Neves.
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Portugal star Ronaldo was relegated to the bench for the second game in a row after being dropped from the starting XI against Portugal on Tuesday Switzerland Ramos, 21, scored a hat-trick in Portugal’s 6-1 thrashing before coming on in the 73rd minute.
It was the first time since 2006 that the 37-year-old striker did not start a World Cup game. The reports surfaced shortly after Ronaldo told coach Fernando Santos he would resign after finding out he would not start for the national team – a report the Portuguese FA has since denied in a statement.
On Friday, his manager addressed all the discussions about Ronaldo’s status, saying: “I think it’s time to leave Cristiano Ronaldo alone. In every press conference, 90% of the questions are about Cristiano Ronaldo’s.”
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