Morocco and Portugal will face off within the third quarterfinal on the Qatar World Cup on Saturday on the Al Thumama Stadium.
Morocco’s finest end result on the match was a Spherical of 16 end in 1986. Walid Regragui’s facet overcame Spain by way of a penalty shootout on Tuesday to raised that haul.
Towards Portugal, it has a possibility to make its marketing campaign even higher. Having already crushed Spain, Belgium; and sharing spoils in opposition to Croatia, the African crew wouldn’t see a semifinal place as a stretch.
The Portuguese might be basking in confidence after steamrolling Switzerland 6-1 within the final 16 fixture. Even because the crew attracts its journey ahead, the limelight is drawn to its fabled ahead. In flashing glimpses, if not suddenly.
Cristiano Ronaldo was benched in opposition to Switzerland. His substitute – Goncalo Ramos, a 21-year-old – scored a hattrick. Fernando Santos faces a slightly glad headache as his facet eyes a World Cup semifinal spot for the primary time since 1966.
Morocco vs Portugal Head to Head File
The 2 groups have confronted one another twice at World Cups, and the European champion from 2016 holds the bragging rights.
The latest sport was on the 2018 World Cup. Portugal and Morocco confronted one another in a Group B match, and Ronaldo’s fourth minute strike separated the 2.
Portugal went on to make the final 16, whereas Morocco crashed out with two losses and a draw.
The Atlas Lions, nonetheless, will look to duplicate the end result from 1986. Dealing with Portugal within the group stage, the African crew discovered the online on three events to gather three factors.