Cristiano Ronalda powered Portugal will be up against Morocco. The encounter will be crucial for both the teams as Portugal and Morocco are yet to win a game in FIFA World Cup 2018. Portugal vs Morocco match is the second match of both teams. Portugal has drawn their first match against Spain and Ronaldo perform the first hat-trick in 2018 world cup.
Morocco loss first match vs Iran. In this 2018 world cup, Ronaldo is top scorer now. Portugal has a fully-fit squad to choose from although Bruno Alves could be preferred to Jose Fonte in defense. In the Head-to-head match, Iran beat Portugal 3-1 in the group stage of the 1986 World Cup.
FIFA World Cup 2018: Portugal vs Morocco Match Squad, head to head
Group B rivals Portugal vs Morocco at the Luzhniki Stadium. Morocco’s 3-1 victory was their first ever win in the tournament. but 2018 world cup match Portugal have 60% chance of progressing.
Portugal vs Morocco, Group B:
- Match Date: 20 June 2018, Wednesday
- Timing: 17:30 IST, 12:00 GMT
- Match Venue: Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia
Morocco final 23-man squad
- Coach: Herve Renard
- Star player: Medhi Benatia
- World Cup best: Second round 1986
Goalkeepers: Mounir El Kajoui (Numancia, Spain), Yassine Bounou (Girona, Spain), Ahmad Reda Tagnaouti (Ittihad Tanger).
Defenders: Mehdi Benatia (Juventus, Italy), Romain Saiss (Wolverhampton Wanderers, England), Manuel Da Costa (Basaksehir, Turkey), Nabil Dirar (Fenerbahce, Turkey), Achraf Hakimi (Real Madrid, Spain), Hamza Mendyl (Lille, France);
Midfielders: M’bark Boussoufa (Al Jazira, UAE), Karim El Ahmadi (Feyenoord, Netherlands), Youssef Ait Bennasser (Caen, France), Sofyan Amrabat (Feyenoord, Netherlands), Younes Belhanda (Galatasaray, Turkey), Faycal Fajr (Getafe, Spain), Amine Harit (Schalke, Germany);
Forwards: Khalid Boutaib (Malatyaspor, Turkey), Aziz Bouhaddouz (St. Pauli, Germany), Ayoub El Kaabi (Renaissance Berkane), Nordin Amrabat (Leganes, Spain), Mehdi Carcela (Standard de Liege, Belgium), Hakim Ziyech (Ajax, Netherlands).
Portugal final 23-man squad
- Coach: Fernando Santos
- Star player: Cristiano Ronaldo
- World Cup best: Third place 1966
Goalkeepers: Anthony Lopes (Olympique Lyonnais/France), Beto (Goztepe SK/Turkey), Rui Patricio (Sporting CP)
Defenders: Bruno Alves (Rangers/Scotland), Cedric (Southampton/England), Jose Fonte (Dalian Aerbin/China PR), Mario Rui (Napoli/Italy), Pepe (Besiktas/Turkey), Raphael Guerreiro (Borussia Dortmund/Germany), Ricardo (Porto), Ruben Dias (Benfica)
Midfielders: Adrien Silva (Leicester City/England), Bernardo Silva (Manchester City/England), Bruno Fernandes (Sporting CP), Joao Mario (West Ham United/England), Joao Moutinho (Monaco/France), Manuel Fernandes (Lokomotiv Moscow/Russia), William (Sporting CP)
Forwards: Andre Silva (AC Milan/Italy), Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid/Spain),Gelson Martins (Sporting CP), Goncalo Guedes (Valencia/Spain), icardo Quaresma (Besiktas/Turkey)