Cristiano Ronaldo explains why he's growing a beard during World Cup 2018

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Morocco, who had a real go at the Luzhniki Stadium but failed to convert their chances, are pointless having also lost 1-0 to Iran and can not progress to the second round.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his fourth goal in two World Cup matches as Portugal won 1-0 against a Morocco side that created plenty of chances but were eliminated from the tournament.

Portugal now move a single point above Iran in Group B, who play Spain this evening - while the North African remain without a point after two games.

"He was very impressed with Cristiano Ronaldo, I heard him ask Pepe at half-time if he could have Ronaldo's shirt", he explained in an interview with Dutch television.

Ronaldo, however, will be a hard player to tame following his heroics against the Spaniards last week, when he gave an individual performance that is already being considered as one of the best in World Cup history. "Nothing is done in this group so we will have to be strong and determined".

However, Portugal held out and go on to complete their first-round against Iran while Morocco face Spain, both on June 25. "We knew how to suffer".

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It was Ronaldo's 51st career hat-trick, and the 51st in the tournament's history, as the Real Madrid star became just the fourth player to score in four World Cups.

Patricio then made a stunning save to preserve Portugal's lead when Ziyech's free-kick was headed towards goal by Younes Belhanda, the goalkeeper diving to palm the ball away from danger after it bounced up at him awkwardly.

"We're nearly there (knockout stages) and then we'll see".

Morocco lost 1-0 for the second straight Group B match and is out of contention for a spot in the next round.

"We misplaced a lot of passes, we lost confidence.it was inexplicable".

Morocco coach Herve Renard has expressed his satisfaction with his team's performance despite their ouster from the Russian Federation 2028 World Cup. With the "Fubo Premier" bundle, you will get access to all four of the World Cup soccer TV channels in most markets.

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