World Cup! Portugal Lock Horns With Morocco Today @ 1pm

Morocco conceded a last-gasp goal to get away from the opening round tie with Iran; empty-handed in spite of the promising start to the affair. The North Africans now have a mountain to climb in what is a must-win clash against Portugal on Wednesday afternoon.

Cristiano Ronaldo and the rest. obviously enter this game as pretty clear favorites, especially after the superb effort put on against Iberian rivals Spain on the second day of the tournament.

Team News

Bernardo Silva disappointed in the clash against Spain and Portuguese fans certainly expect much more from him against Morocco.

The defensive line with 35-year-old Pepe and 34-year-old Jose Fonte looks to be extremely vulnerable.

Ayoub El Kaabi, who packed 11 goals in 11 internationals, is expected to lead the line once again for Morocco

Portugal likely starting XI

Rui Patricio – Pepe, Fonte, Soares, Guerreiro – Bernardo Silva, Joao Moutinho, William Carvalho, Bruno Fernandes – Guedes, Ronaldo.

Morocco likely starting XI

Munir – Benatia, Saiss, Amrabat, Hakimi – El Ahmadi, Boussoufa – Ziyech, Belhanda, Harit – El Kaabi.