Published: Wed, June 20, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Flashbacks to Morocco's 1986 World Cup Historic Win Against Portugal

Flashbacks to Morocco's 1986 World Cup Historic Win Against Portugal

Cristiano Ronaldo took the headlines last Friday, which is kind of unsurprising in hindsight.

Although Ronaldo was spectacular against Spain and his tally included a late free kick, Morocco's defence has not let an opposing player score in World Cup qualifying since 2015.

The Portugal captain netted three times in his side's 3-3 draw with 2010 world champions Spain.

Neither team is expected to play expansive soccer, and Morocco likely will bunker in for large parts of the game.

Iran arrived in Russian Federation with the second best qualifying record in the world in the final stage of Asian play with nine victories in 10 games.

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Spain head to Kazan to face Iran still counting the cost of a chaotic run-up to the tournament during which Julen Lopetegui was sensationally sacked just two days before they opened their campaign. I hope Ronaldo does well in this game but one player has never won a game by himself.

By the end of Wednesday's three matches, we'll be nearly a third of the way through this World Cup. I can say that makes things easier.

The Real Madrid star scored a stunning hat trick for Portugal in their Group B opener and his celebration caused a bit of a stir.

"More important than his physical form is his mental form", said Santos. Betfair raised Germany's odd of winning the World Cup from 5/1 to 9/1 and Brazil's from 4/1 to 9/2 after the two teams started the tournament poorly.

The tweet accompanying the video explained: "all Portuguese players were celebrating with him except one who had to stay inside the pitch as Federation Internationale de Football Association states if all "outfield players" are off the pitch during celebrations, opposing team can kickoff the game".

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