Welcome to Sportstar’s stay weblog of the Morocco vs Portugal FIFA World Cup 2022 quarterfinal match on the Al Thumama Stadium.
Ziyech delivers ball contained in the field from a nook, which discovered En-Nesyri, however he couldn’t hold his header on track.
Felix hurls his physique at a cross and will get his head to the ball. He connects nicely with the header however Bono is alert sufficient to make the save.
Ramos seems to make an early cost at purpose however he’s dispossessed by Amrabat. Morocco’s defence will should be at its finest if it desires a optimistic end result right now.
Player to observe – Portugal’s Goncalo Ramos. He scored a hat-trick in his first World Cup begin towards Switzerland within the Round of 16 match.
AND WE ARE UNDERWAY!! Portugal and Morocco kick-off its quarterfinal match on the Al Thumama Stadium
With Ronaldo benched for the second consecutive World Cup sport, here’s what Fernando Santos needed to say forward of the match!!
I’ll use what I imagine is the fitting technique, as I’ve achieved my total life.
— Portugal coach Fernando Santos
Morocco vs Portugal head-to-head report!!
Morocco wins: 1
Portugal wins: 1
Morocco objectives: 3
Portugal objectives: 2
Match historical past
June 11, 1986: Morocco 3-1 Portugal (FIFA World Cup)
June 20, 2018: Morocco 0-1 Portugal (FIFA World Cup)
Morocco vs Portugal beginning XI!!
Morocco: Yassine Bounou(GK), Achraf Hakimi, Romain Saiss, Sofyan Amrabat, Selim Amallah, Azzedine Ounahi, Hakim Ziyech, Soufiane Boufal, Youssef En-Nesyri, Jawad Yamiq, Yahya Attiat-Allah
Portugal: Diogo Costa(GK), Diogo Dalot, Pepe, Ruben Dias, Raphael Guerreiro, Bruno Fernandes, Otavio, Bernardo Silva, Joao Felix, Goncalo Ramos, Ruben Neves
These actually are pinch-yourself instances for Morocco: A primary ever spot within the quarterfinals of a World Cup — the primary to happen within the Arab world, no much less — and now a gathering with Portugal and its famous person striker, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Because Ronaldo has once more managed to steal the highlight in his inimitable means, even bumping Morocco’s historic run to the final eight off the highest of the agenda forward of Saturday’s narrative-laden match.
Morocco: Bounou; Hakimi, Saiss, Aguerd, Mazraoui; Ounahi, Amrabat, Amallah; Ziyech, En-Nesyri, Boufal
Portugal: Costa; Dalot, Pepe, Dias, Guerreiro; B. Silva, Carvalho, Otavio; Fernandes, Ramos, Felix
Will he begin, or received’t he? That’s the massive query being requested about Ronaldo after he was dropped by Portugal coach Fernando Santos for the 6-1 win over Switzerland within the spherical of 16 on Tuesday.
Not solely was the five-time world participant of the 12 months relegated to the bench, his substitute — 21-year-old Goncalo Ramos — scored a hat trick to go away Santos with fairly the choice dilemma towards Morocco.
The announcement of Portugal’s group some 90 minutes earlier than the sport is keenly awaited as Ronaldo prepares to play within the quarterfinals of the World Cup for simply the second time in his glittering profession. Portugal is at this stage for under the third time, maybe shocking given the expertise to have come from the nation down the years.
As for Morocco, the nation is in uncharted territory after changing into solely the fourth African nation to achieve the quarterfinals at soccer’s largest match, after Cameroon (1990), Senegal (2002) and Ghana (2010). None of them reached the semifinals. Morocco can be the one group from exterior Europe or South America to make it to the final eight in Qatar.
Its penalty-shootout victory over Spain within the final 16 sparked wild celebrations not simply amongst its many followers in Qatar however at house and likewise within the Moroccan diaspora of round 5 million folks unfold principally round Europe, which has united behind the World Cup run of the group nicknamed the “Atlas Lions.”
Morocco followers poured into the streets of European cities to have fun the group’s passage to the quarterfinals, which got here after Morocco superior from a bunch containing second-ranked Belgium and 2018 runner-up Croatia.
The group is coached by Walid Regragui, who was born in France, and 14 of the 26 gamers within the squad have been born overseas — the very best proportion for any group at a World Cup being held within the Middle East for the primary time in its 92-year historical past.
The Arab world’s customary bearer, Morocco is within the quarterfinals on benefit, too. The group has solely conceded one purpose — and that was an own-goal towards Canada — and is proving so well-organized, with a sturdy again 4 headlined by Achraf Hakimi, a devoted midfield anchorman in Sofyan Amrabat, two mercurial wingers in Hakim Ziyech and Sofiane Boufal, and a striker in Youssef En-Nesyri who occupies defenses along with his relentless work charge.
Three key gamers is perhaps struggling to be wholesome sufficient to play towards Portugal, although. Amrabat mentioned he performed with a again damage requiring painkilling injections within the match towards Spain, throughout which captain Romain Saiss completed the sport along with his leg bandaged up after remedy and fellow heart again Nayef Aguerd hobbled off in tears with an obvious thigh damage.
Portugal doesn’t seem to have such issues, with Santos’ squad depth so spectacular that he may afford to go away gamers like Ronaldo, Joao Cancelo and Ruben Neves on the bench towards Switzerland after they began each group sport.
Santos mentioned he picks his group in response to the strengths and weaknesses of his opponent however will probably be a shock if he makes any adjustments after a match that thrust Portugal among the many match favorites.
Even if he begins in its place once more, Ronaldo — taking part in in his possible final World Cup — is predicted to see a while on the sphere. Given the drama continually surrounding him, he’s positive to be a speaking level no matter occurs.
When and the place to observe
When will the Morocco vs Portugal quarterfinal match kick-off?
The Morocco vs Portugal quarterfinal match will kick-off at 8:30 pm IST, December 10.
Where will the Morocco vs Portugal quarterfinal match kick-off?
The Morocco vs Portugal quarterfinal match will kick-off on the Al Thumama Stadium.
Where are you able to watch the Morocco vs Portugal quarterfinal match in India?
The Morocco vs Portugal quarterfinal match will likely be telecasted stay on Sports18 and Sports18 HD. On Android and nicely as iOS, the 2022 FIFA World Cup will likely be stay streamed on JioCinema.
Where are you able to watch the Morocco vs Portugal quarterfinal match exterior India?
Argentina – Live Stream: Telemundo
United States – TV: FOX, Telemundo; Live Stream: fuboTV, Fox Sports app, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo
Canada – TV: CTV, TSN; Live Stream: fuboTV, TSN app
United Kingdom – TV: BBC One; Live Stream: BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport Website
Australia – TV: SBS; Live Stream: SBS On Demand
New Zealand – TV: Sky Sports; Live Stream: Sky Sport
Malaysia – TV: RTM, Astro; Live Stream: Astro Go
Singapore – TV: Mediacorp Channel 5; Live Stream: StarHub TV+, IPTV, Singtel TV
Hong Kong – TV: BeIN Sports, ITV; Live Stream: Now TV, ViuTV
Nigeria – TremendousSport and Showmax Pro.