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Portugal has an utterly fit squad to look over even though Bruno Alves could be liked by Jose Fonte in a barrier.

Wearing Lisbon winger Bruno Fernandes disappointed on his World Cup make a significant appearance against Spain and might be supplanted by Gelson Martins or Joao Mario.

Morocco has damage emergency at the ideal back, with Nordin Amrabat discounted with a blackout following a conflict of heads in the annihilation to Iran.

General ideal back Nabil Dirar remains sidelined with knee damage.

OVERVIEW

Multi-week in and this is as of now adapting to be Cristiano Ronaldo's World Cup. Landing in Russia with a point to demonstrate having scored only three times by and large in three past competitions, he multiplied that count in one game against Spain. That Portugal got a draw from a match in which Spain was to a significant extent predominant was down exclusively to him.

Beside rubbing salt in the injuries of their Iberian opponents following the sacking of Spain mentor Julen Lopetegui, Ronaldo's late equaliser places Portugal in a stable position to fit the bill for the knockout stage on the off chance that they beat Morocco, in merely the second gathering between the two countries.

In any case, a little yet critical part of history is Morocco's ally. They beat Portugal 3-1 in the gathering phase of the 1986 World Cup; it was Morocco's first since forever win at the competition and Portugal's only World Cup misfortune against African restriction.

It is an accomplishment the Atlas Lions need to rehash; the second loss of this competition, combined with a positive outcome in the diversion amongst Spain and Iran, and Morocco are out.

MATCH FACTS

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Their single past gathering came at the 1986 World Cup. Morocco's 3-1 triumph was their first since forever win in the tournament.

Portugal has not lost against a non-European country at the World Cup since June 2002 (W5, D3), in a 1-0 thrashing to South Korea.

Against Spain, Cristiano Ronaldo turned out to be only the fourth player to score in four World Cups, after Uwe Seeler, Pele and Miroslav Klose.

It was Ronaldo's 51st cap trap and the 51st in World Cup history.

At 33 years and 130 days, it made Ronaldo, the most established scorer of a cap trap in a World Cup.

Ronaldo's third goal drew him level with Ferenc Puskas as the second-most elevated scorer in the historical backdrop of universal football with 84 objectives. Just Iran's Ali Daei (109) has scored more.

Before the opening match, Ronaldo had scored only three goals in 13 World Cup appearances.

Morocco had 68% ownership in their 1-0 thrashing to Iran, the most by a losing group in a World Cup coordinate since June 2010, when Spain had 73% ownership against Switzerland, however, lost 1-0.

The Atlas Lions did not confront a single shot in the second 50% of that game, however, lost to a 95th-moment own-goal.


Aziz Bouhaddouz turned out to be only the third substitute to score an own-goal in a World Cup coordinate. The others are Hungary's Laszlo Dajka in 1986 (against USSR) and Portugal's Petit in 2006 (versus Germany).
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