We Must Make Ronaldo 'Less Exceptional,' Says Morocco Boss Renard

We Must Make Ronaldo 'Less Exceptional,' Says Morocco Boss Renard

"Please keep Pepe in your prayers after this assault from Benatia", the World Cup Goals account jokingly captioned the video.

Morocco boss Herve Renard has promised his side will do their best to make Cristiano Ronaldo "less exceptional" when they face Portugal in the World Cup on Wednesday. Iran have three points and Spain one ahead of their meeting later on Wednesday.

But Morocco can count themselves unlucky to be behind after the goal Morocco have been the much better side and have dominated most of the play.

A loss for Morocco on Wednesday will nearly certainly see their hopes of qualification to the next round squashed following their 1-0 loss to Iran in their first game of the tournament.

- Ronaldo has become the first Portuguese player since Jose Torres in 1966 to score a goal with his right foot, left foot and head in a single World Cup tournament.

Morocco was eliminated, thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo's only goal in the first-half which saw the Real Madrid ace overtake Ferenc Puskas as the record European worldwide goalscorer. "We will try to come first in the group". Amrabat was furious at not being awarded a penalty after wrestling with Raphael Guerreiro.

The Portugal head coach, after a question over the possibility for Ronaldo to beat the record of most goals scored in a World Cup, told his Tuesday evening news conference that his squad consisted than much more than just the Real Madrid star.

Among players from all continents, Ronaldo now trails only Ali Daei, who scored 109 goals for Iran from 1993 to 2006.

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The victory has moved Portugal onto four points in Group B, while Morocco have been eliminated from the competition with their second defeat in Russian Federation.

The Atlas Lions had more shots (4) on target than they did in their first game against Iran.

Goalkeeper Rui Patricio was kept busy by the North Africans and helped Portugal earn the three points and move top of the group on four.

The FIFA World Cup 2018 Portugal vs Morocco match will be played at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia.

Van Marwijk maintains any of the 23 players in his Australian squad are a chance of starting against Denmark in Samara on Thursday.

Federation Internationale de Football Association regulations, as well as the graphic content of the violent attack, mean that we can not show you the footage but Pepe will do well to recover in time for their final group game against Iran on Monday.

Win or draw, and they'll remain a chance of advancing.

"It was a surprise at the start because they were so strong", he added.

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