The 2022 FIFA World Cup Continues Saturday on FOX with Morocco taking Portugal The final quarter-final of the tournament will be played at the Al-Thumama Stadium in Qatar.
Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo He was benched from the start for the team’s second straight game, but came on in the second half after Portugal trailed 1-0.
Having met in 1986 and 2018, these two teams have a record of 1-1 in the World Cup.
There is still one semi-final spot up for grabs on Saturday England takes France next (2 pm ET, FOX and FOX Sports app) and the winning teams will advance to play each other in the semi-finals on Wednesday.
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6′: What would have been
Yusuf N-Nesiri was This close The Moroccan got on the board early, but his header was just too high.
He attempted another header in the 26th minute, but it missed to the right and went goalless.
of Portugal João Felix Made a big move near the half hour mark, took a shot from outside the box but it was blocked.
A little later, the Portuguese defender Rafael Guerrero Try the ball through a, but Gonzalo Ramos Caught offside.
Finally, En-Nesyri managed to connect to the net, sinking a header to give Morocco a 1-0 lead.
Morocco’s Youssef N-Nessiri scores against Portugal in the 42′.
It was the Moroccan men’s national team’s first World Cup goal in the knockout stages.
45′: The bar is off!
Bruno Fernandes He was inches away from evening matters before the break, but his effort was no good.
52′: Ronaldo checks in
Ronaldo was substituted in the 52nd minute Ruben Neves.
58′: Can’t connect
Ramos tried to put Portugal on the board with a header in the second half, but it missed to the right.
60′: Not out
Morocco’s defense was relentless in the second half.
Moroccan Guardian From Agruff However, the first yellow card of the match was shown in the 70th minute.
82′: Save of the game
Moroccan keeper Let’s go Late in the second half he combined with Ronaldo and Felix to make a great save to keep Portugal off the board.
Elsewhere, Portugal is a defender Diogo Dalot Dropped out due to injury, and Vidinha Picked up his second yellow card of the game.
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Startling array warning
Portugal star Ronaldo was relegated to the bench for Portugal’s second straight game after being dropped from the starting XI for Tuesday’s match. Switzerland The 21-year-old Ramos – who scored a hat-trick in Portugal’s emphatic 6-1 win – eventually entered the side in the 73rd minute.
It is the first time since 2006 that the 37-year-old striker has not started a World Cup match. Reports emerged that Ronaldo told manager Fernando Santos he was quitting after finding out he would not start for the national team. A statement The Portuguese Football Federation denied in a statement.
Friday, his The manager addressed all the discussions about Ronaldo’s status“I think it’s time to leave Cristiano Ronaldo alone. In every press conference, 90% of the questions are about Cristiano Ronaldo.”
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