Morocco Caused Portugal a Lot of Trouble: Coach Santos

22 June, 2018, 02:15 | Author: Dominic Spencer
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Morocco officially is eliminated from World Cup 2018 contention with its second loss in as many games.

They even thought they had stunned Spain on 64 minutes as Saeid Ezatolahi fired home from close-range, but the goal was ruled out for offside after a VAR consultation.

Elimination is the least likely scenario to occur, however if La Roja lose to Morocco and Iran beat Portugal and the goal difference isn't favourable to Hierro's side then they will finish third. "I managed to score a goal, it was great for me".

But Croatia appeared determined to deny him that in the first half of the contest, as Messi simply was not afforded much in the way of opportunities to do much for Argentina.

Saudi Arabia's goalkeeper misjudged his jump for a corner kick and Luis Suarez was Johnny on the spot for the only goal of the match in the 23rd minute.

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored four goals in his first two games for Portugal.

The scorer of 84 worldwide goals posed with his young fan for a photograph, gave him the warmest hug and also signed his t-shirt, which was a Ronaldo jersey.

Cristiano Ronaldo became Europe's top global scorer, but Portugal were lucky to come out on top against a resilient Morocco. VAR was called into action and showed an Iranian player was offside and the goal was disallowed.

Spain coach Fernando Hierro defended their performance for victory over World Cup opponents Iran.

Elsewhere, Denmark play Australia in the first game of the day 1pm (ITV).

If the Socceroos lose, they will exit Russian Federation after the group stage regardless of the outcome of their final game against Peru next Tuesday.

Van Marwijk is tunnel-visioned on the challenge presented by a Danish team ranked No.12 in the world.

"The Danish, they are a strong team", van Marwijk told reporters.


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