Morocco vs Portugal live updates: Ronaldo takes the field in the quarter-finals

The 2022 FIFA World Cup Continues Saturday on FOX with Morocco taking Portugal The final quarter-final of the tournament will be played at the Al-Thumama Stadium in Qatar.

The two teams met in 1986 and 2018 and played out a 1-1 draw in the World Cup.

There is still one semi-final spot up for grabs on Saturday England takes France next (11 a.m. ET, FOX and FOX Sports app) and the winning teams will advance to play each other in the semi-finals on Wednesday.

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8:40 am ET: Ronaldo sits back

Super star Cristiano Ronaldo After being named in the starting XI for Tuesday’s match against Portugal, he has been dropped to the bench for Portugal’s second consecutive game. Switzerland 21 years old Gonzalo RamosHe scored a hat-trick in Portugal’s emphatic 6-1 win before eventually coming on for Ramos in the 73rd minute.

It is the first time since 2006 that the 37-year-old striker has not started a World Cup match. Reports emerged that Ronaldo told manager Fernando Santos he was quitting after finding out he would not start for the national team. A statement The Portuguese Football Federation denied in a statement.

Friday, his The manager addressed all the discussions about Ronaldo’s status“I think it’s time to leave Cristiano Ronaldo alone. In every press conference, 90% of the questions are about Cristiano Ronaldo.”

For Portugal, the focus shifts to Ramos and whether he can duplicate his incredible performance from Tuesday.

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