The Atlas Lions will play a decisive game against Cristiano Ronaldo's squad in Moscow on Wednesday, June 20, with speculations on the possible victor. "We are the Portuguese national team and we have to beat Morocco".
The game itself should be straightforward for Uruguay, who won their opener 1-0 against a Mohamed Salah-less Egypt, as they face a Saudi Arabia team hammered 5-0 by hosts Russian Federation in the tournament's curtain-raiser.
This is a World Cup, and these are all national teams. I hope Ronaldo does well in this game but one player has never won a game by himself. It did not have a single shot on target in the opener against Russian Federation. "It was a surprise I did not expect and of course it was not easy", he told local media. The punishment left Uruguay without Suarez when the team was knocked out of the tournament in the round of 16.
The Selecao entertained Spain in a tie already in contention for the match of the tournament.
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Cristiano Ronaldo will hone in on Morocco on Wednesday after his stunning hat-trick in Portugal's World Cup opener, while 2010 winners Spain play Iran in Group B.
Cristiano Ronaldo took the headlines last Friday, which is kind of unsurprising in hindsight. "Obviously he knows he made a mistake", Spain defender Nacho Fernandez said. That's what was most important for us.
It was Ronaldo's 51st career treble, and the 51st in the tournament's history, as the Real Madrid superstar became just the fourth player to score in four World Cups. Russia's Denis Cheryshev, who scored a brace after coming off the bench in Russia's 5-0 over Saudi Arabia, was one of five players finishing the first round of fixtures with two goals.
Portugal kick off the feast of football when they take on Morocco.