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FIFA World Cup 2022, Morocco vs Portugal Quarter-Final Live Updates: Cristiano Ronaldo Benched For Last 8 Clash

Morocco vs Portugal Quarterfinals Live Score: Portugal meet Morocco in quarterfinals.©AFP




FIFA World Cup 2022, Morocco vs Portugal Quarterfinals live: Cristiano Ronaldo will start again on the bench in Portugal’s quarter-final against Morocco on Saturday. Coach Fernando Santos dropped the five-time Ballon d’Or winner for last 16 wins over Switzerland, maintaining a similar line-up against the North Africans. Goncalo Ramos, who scored a hat-trick in the 6-1 win, is back in the lead, supported by Bruno Fernandes, Bernardo Silva and Joao Felix. Ruben Neves replaces William Carvalho in defensive midfield for Santos’ lone substitution, while Manchester City defender Joao Cancelo also remains on the bench with Ronaldo. (LIVE Race Center)

Here are the live updates of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, soccer match between Morocco and Portugal direct from Al Thumama Stadium:







  • 7:39 PM (IST)

    FIFA World Cup: History beckons to Morocco

    Morocco maintained the same midfield and attack which helped them beat Spain in the last 16 and qualify for the quarter-finals for the first time in their history.

  • 7:39 PM (IST)

    FIFA World Cup: Changes for Morocco

    Morocco have been forced into two defensive changes, with Nayef Aguerd and Noussair Mazraoui both unable to play due to injury issues. Jawad El Yamiq replaces the West Ham defender at centre-back, while Yahya Attiat-Allah plays at left-back in place of the Bayern Munich man.

  • 7:38 PM (IST)

    FIFA WC: Analysis of Portugal’s XI

    Goncalo Ramos, who scored a hat-trick in the 6-1 win, is back in the lead, supported by Bruno Fernandes, Bernardo Silva and Joao Felix. Ruben Neves replaces William Carvalho in defensive midfield for Santos’ lone substitution, while Manchester City defender Joao Cancelo also remains on the bench with Ronaldo.

  • 7:38 PM (IST)

    FIFA WC: Is this Portugal’s new strategy?

    Cristiano Ronaldo will start again on the bench in Portugal’s quarter-final against Morocco on Saturday. Coach Fernando Santos dropped the five-time Ballon d’Or winner for last 16 wins over Switzerland, maintaining a similar line-up against the North Africans.

  • 7:31 PM (IST)

    FIFA World Cup: Portugal defeated Switzerland

    Portugal stunned Switzerland 6-1 in their Round of 16 match, to seal their berth in the quarter-finals. Meanwhile, Morocco defeated Spain in the penalties.

  • 7:26 PM (IST)

    FIFA World Cup: Major milestone awaits Morocco

    If Morocco wins the quarter-final today, it will become the first African or Arab team to enter the semi-finals of a World Cup.

  • 7:19 PM (IST)

    FIFA World Cup: Morocco starting eleven

    Yassine Bounou; Achraf Hakimi, Jawad El Yamiq, Romain Saiss (capt), Yahya Attiat-Allah; Sofyan Amrabat, Azzedine Ounahi, Selim Amallah; Hakim Ziyech, Youssef En-Nesyri, Sofiane Boufal; Trainer: Walid Regragui (MAR)

  • 7:19 PM (IST)

    FIFA World Cup: Ronaldo back on the bench!

    Portugal starting eleven: Diogo Costa; Diogo Dalot, Ruben Dias, Pepe (captain), Raphael Guerreiro; Ruben Neves, Otavio; Bruno Fernandes, Bernardo Silva, João Felix; Goncalo Ramos; Coach: Fernando Santos (POR)

  • 7:15 PM (IST)

    Hello and welcome!

    The third quarterfinal between Morocco and Portugal starts at 8.30 pm

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