The World Cup Qatar 2022 He has been giving us electrifying and exciting matches, and now comes the quarterfinal phase where they will face Morocco vs. Portugal. One is the surprise of this new World Cup edition, and the other one of those called to fight for the title. In this note, find out all the details of this duel that will be followed internationally from start to finish.
The Portugal team has just provided a total football demonstration against Switzerland in the round of 16. A 6-1 victory, with a hat-trick by Goncalo Ramos, showed an improvement for Fernando Santos’ pupils. Of course, the news was also the substitution of Cristiano Ronaldo, who entered against the Swiss in the final minutes of the commitment.
“It was due to game characteristics, they are different players. Dalot also entered, Cancelo came out… It has to do with what I thought about the dynamics of the game. Problem? I already answered that question. No problem, we have been friends for many years. Everything is completely arranged and he set the example of a true captain”, said Fernando Santos, DT of Portugal, to the media on this matter.
“Nothing linked, that matter is closed. It was a strategic option, which we had been preparing for this game for a few days, with different moves. A strategic option, nothing more, he is an exemplary professional and if he has to go to the match he will help Portugal a lot”, the coach told Sport TV.
Portugal matches in the World Cup
- Portugal 6-1 Switzerland | round of 16
- Portugal 1-2 South Korea | Group stage
- Portugal 2-0 Uruguay | Group stage
- Portugal 3-2 Ghana | Group stage
Morocco, for its part, made it clear that it wants to surprise the World Cup by eliminating Spain from the penalty spot. After drawing 0-0 in the regulation 120 minutes, the Africans proved more effective on penalties. In addition, the goalkeeper Bono excelled by stopping all the shots that went to his goal.
“It is a precious moment. We have an extraordinary team and we can go far. It is an intense game in which we wanted to go down in history”, explained, in the midst of jubilation, the coach Walid Regragui.
“What my players have done is extraordinary. We have spared no energy or effort against one of the best teams in the world, the best in the tournament in terms of possession. They have made us run a lot, we knew it, but we have been able to defend and we have one of the best goalkeepers in the world”, he explained.
Morocco matches in the World Cup
- Morocco 0(3)-(0)0 Spain | round of 16
- Morocco 2-1 Canada | Group stage
- Morocco 2-0 Belgium | Group stage
- Morocco 0-0 Croatia | Group stage
Who is Portugal’s top scorer in the World Cup?
In the current World Cup, Portugal’s top scorer is Goncalo Ramos with three goals. They were all made to Switzerland in the round of 16. Then Bruno Fernandes follows with two and further back there are several players with a goal, including Cristiano Ronaldo.
Cristiano Ronaldo wants to achieve Eusebio’s World Cup record
Currently, the Portuguese striker has 8 goals in the World Cups and is only one away from equaling the historical record of Eusebio, who scored nine goals in 1966. Will he reach it?
Bruno Fernandes understands Cristiano Ronaldo’s annoyance
The Manchester United midfielder spoke at a press conference after the World Cup match and tried to put himself in the place of the Portuguese captain. “If the coach left me on the bench in the next game, he would make me angry,” the 28-year-old footballer began before the media.
“Do you think anyone likes being on the bench? I don’t think Cristiano is happy,” she added. “Cristiano Ronaldo does his job, he is doing his part, he is happy with the result because everyone’s goal is to go as far as possible”, highlighted the midfielder
Which Moroccan player has the most goals in Qatar 2022?
The Morocco team has several players with a goal in this World Cup edition such as Hakim Ziyech and Youssef En-Nesyri.
Schedule of Morocco vs. Portugal
On national soil, the ball will roll from 10:00 in the morning. Next, look at the international schedules.
- Mexico – 9:00 a.m.
- Peru, Colombia, Ecuador – 10:00 am
- Bolivia, Venezuela, United States – 11:00 am
- Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Paraguay, Brazil – 12:00 pm
- Spain, France, Germany – 4:00 pm
Transmission channel to watch Morocco – Portugal live
In Peru it will be broadcast by Latina TV (Channel 2), while internationally it will be seen on DIRECTV Sports screens.
- Argentina – DIRECTV Sports Argentina
- Brazil – GloboEsporte.com, NOW NET and Claro, Globo, SporTV, Canais Globo
- Chile – DIRECTV Sports Chile
- Colombia – DIRECTV Sports Colombia
- Ecuador – DIRECTV Sports Ecuador, CNT Play
- Mexico – Blue To Go Video Everywhere, Sky HD
- Peru – DIRECTV Sports Peru
- Paraguay – Tigo Sports Paraguay
- Spain – World Goal
- United States – Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, Foxsports.com, UFORIA App, FOX Sports App, Futbol de Primera Radio, SiriusXM FC, Peacock, Telemundo, Sling, FOX Network
- Uruguay – MCGo Live, Antel TV, DIRECTV Sports Uruguay
- Venezuela – DIRECTV Sports Venezuela
Where do Morocco vs. Portugal? Stadium
The game will take place at the Al Zumama stadium or Al Thumama stadium, a sports arena located in Doha, Qatar. It is one of the official venues for the 2022 Soccer World Cup. It has a capacity for 44,400 spectators.
Morocco vs. Portugal: history
Both teams have only met twice, leaving a balance of one win per side. They first collided in the group stage of the 1986 Mexico World Cup, where the victory went to the Africans 3-1.
Later, they collided in Russia 2018, also in the group stage. That time it was the Portuguese who celebrated with a goal from Cristiano Ronaldo with a header.
Qatar 2022 World Cup dates
- Group phase: From November 20 to December 2
- Round of 16: From December 3 to 6
- Quarterfinals: December 9 and 10
- Semifinals: December 13 and 14
- Third and fourth place: December 17
- End: December 18
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