Ronaldo earns Portugal 1-0 win as Morocco's hopes end

World Cup 2018 Pepe Says Portugal

World Cup 2018 Pepe Says Portugal

Morocco are the first team to be knocked out of the 2018 FIFA World Cup after a solitary strike from Cristiano Ronaldo handed Portugal a vital three points at the Luzhniki Stadium.

In the second match of the second round of FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russian Federation, fans will see Cristiano Ronaldo leading the Selecção das Quinas or the Team of the Five against Group B's bottom dweller - Morocco on Wednesday, June 20 at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

Portugal will meet Iran in their final group game on June 25, with Morocco set to bow out after their match against Spain in Kaliningrad.

A canny run from the Portugal's No. 7 bamboozled Manuel da Costa, leaving Ronaldo on his own to send a stooping header into the net.

And he claims there is no reason why the 33-year-old could not play at the next World Cup in Qatar in 2022. "We have to look at this, we lost control of the game", he said.

The Portuguese ace scored the only goal of Wednesday's Group B match after just four minutes, though the African side were very unlucky not to score after dominating much of the contest.

Cristiano Ronaldo is on a mission this World Cup. "We have to give our everything".

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However, that is not a problem according to Ronaldo's worldwide team-mate Soares as he believes the Real Madrid star's greatness is exactly why Portugal should go through him.

The Atlas Lions, who lost 0-1 to Iran in their first game, lie bottom of the group without a point.

Patricio then made a stunning save to preserve Portugal's lead when Ziyech's free-kick was headed towards goal by Younes Belhanda, the goalkeeper diving to palm the ball away from danger after it bounced up at him awkwardly.

Morocco coach Herve Renard has expressed his satisfaction with his team's performance despite their ouster from the Russian Federation 2028 World Cup.

"Especially with the goal, we think that Ronaldo fouls [Khalid] Boutaib who was closest to him, and this cost us".

"There was a lot of anxiety because it's a World Cup, our team is a strong team but we have to grow", Santos said.

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