Good start for Leao! Portugal 0-1 Morocco
70: Already Rafael Leao makes an impact. He outpaces Hakimi down the left, and draws a silly sliding tackle from Achraf Dari, who is deservedly booked. Dangerous free kick now…
Bruno Fernandes plays a disguised short ball across the box to Bernardo Silva, but it’s just beyond him! Right idea though! It feels like an equaliser could be coming, and if it does it is likely to originate from Fernandes.
Now double switch for Portugal! Portugal 0-1 Morocco
68: Fernando Santos brings on Rafael Leao for Goncalo Ramos up top, and PSG midfielder Vitinha on for the largely ineffective Otavio.
Double switch! Portugal 0-1 Morocco
65: Up front, Walid Cheddira replaces goalscorer En-Nesyri, and centre back Badr Benoun is on for midfielder Selim Amallah.
Change of system perhaps – five at the back. Two more Portuguese subs on the way too…
SO CLOSE! Portugal 0-1 Morocco
63: Wow. That’s even closer than Ramos’ effort. Perhaps the closest Portugal have been other than hitting the bar. Again it’s Bruno Fernandes, taking a ball outside the box, nice touch and shoots… very narrowly over.
Lovely dip and whip on the effort but JUST got the angles wrong. He’s furious with himself, shouting out ‘mother******’ in Portuguese and doubtless several other curse words I can’t or shouldn’t translate.
Can Ronaldo find a winner? Portugal 0-1 Morocco
60: Goncalo Ramos, so close! He peels off his marker, and around the penalty spot, has a free-ish header on goal. He climbs high and goes back across the keeper… but wide. Big opening. Would Ronaldo have scored that?
Then left-back Attiyat-Allah, who replaced the injured Mazraoui for this game, does brilliantly well to block Diogo Dalot’s progress down the right. Really bright from the defender.
More work to do to keep out the European side though…
DOHA, QATAR – DECEMBER 10: Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal looks on during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 quarter final match between Morocco and Portugal at Al Thumama Stadium on December 10, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
BLOW FOR MOROCCO! Portugal 0-1 Morocco
56: Oh no, this is a real, real shame. After losing two defenders for this game, Morocco captain Romain Saiss, who was strapped up before the game, has now succumbed to injury.
He’s stretchered off. Heroic performance from the defender but his tournament is probably over, even if the Atlas Lions go through. Achraf Dari, the 23-year-old, is on.
WASTE! Portugal 0-1 Morocco
54: Oh Ounahi, you’re better than that. Boufal robs a Portugal player and skips forward, riding a sliding tackle, cutting inside then playing it through to En-Nesyri. The striker touches it off delicately to Azzedine Ounahi, who shoots…
About 50 yards over. Row ZZZ.
Here’s an article explaining the record from Sportsmail’s Michael Pavitt.
Ronaldo is ON! Portugal 0-1 Morocco
50: Cristiano Ronaldo is on for midfielder Ruben Neves, and Joao Cancelo is on for Raphael Guerreiro at left back. Double switch.
A more attacking switch – Bernardo, Otavio and Bruno will play in midfield, with Ramos, Ronaldo and Felix up top.
Ahahaha, Boufal falls awkwardly and goes down in pain, before PEPE of all people criticises him for play-acting. The irony is delicious.
SO CLOSE! Portugal 0-1 Morocco
48: Ooh, not far away at all. Ziyech bent the free kick in, it was headed towards goal, saved by Diogo Costa, and it hit the Morocco attacker again, falling JUST wide of the post and into the side netting.
Two big changes coming…
Portugal 0-1 Morocco
46: And surprise, surprise, Pepe has gone down asking for a penalty. Admittedly, the Morocco defender has a little tug of his shirt off-the-ball. But it’s nowhere near enough to spark the dramatic twisting fall from the 39-year-old centre back.
He then screams at the referee, as if he hasn’t done the same thing himself about 14 times this game. Pepe fouls Achraf Hakimi at the other end and insists he didn’t. He did.
Free kick in a dangerous position…
And we’re off again! Portugal 0-1 Morocco
Off we go again. Morocco 45 minutes away from being the first ever African team to reach the World Cup semi-finals.
But Portugal have an early corner…
Wow! Morocco lead. What a leap from En-Nesyri. Is there a trampoline under this pitch?
— Gary Lineker 💙💛 (@GaryLineker) December 10, 2022
Stop being such a little baby!
HALF TIME: Portugal 0-1 Morocco
And that’s the break! It was all happening in those last minutes of the half there.
Bruno Fernandes – with absolutely no justification whatsoever – shoves his face in front of the referee’s, his features contorted into a plaintive whine of victimhood.
Absolutely nothing in it – it was the right decision. But like the Argentine players last night, Fernandes and Co are desperate to act like they’re being wronged by the refs. Not. At. All. A. Pen.
Half time and it’s 1-0 to Morocco. And well deserved. The ref’s been good.
Amateur dramatics from Portugal!
Otavio, no stranger to hitting the deck in dramatic fashion… hits the deck in dramatic fashion, acting injured after a very slight tug from Hakimi. Get up and get over it son.
Then Bruno Fernandes, so brilliant a second ago, feels Hakimi chasing him as he runs into the box and makes a big show of falling over. No contact, no penalty. He didn’t need to go down – he could have shot!
Then Morocco quickly break, they’re three-on-three, Ounahi finds flying left back Attiyat-Allah, but he’s very one-footed and his left-foot effort is well wide. Going with the right would have been better.
OFF THE BAR! SO CLOSE! Portugal 0-1 Morocco
44: This game has opened right up. Minutes after Morocco took the lead, Bruno Fernandes strikes the bar.
From an impossibly tight angle, echoes of Marco van Basten, the Man United midfielder strikes a wonderful little half-volley towards goal. It’s so nearly perfect. It evades the desperate dive of Bono. But it hits the bar. So unlucky!
GOOAAALLLL! Portugal 0-1 Morocco
42: Morocco lead! The underdogs ahead and the stadium erupts! And it’s Youssef En-Nesyri with it!
Ounahi finds Attiyat-Allah down the left, he curls in a high cross, Ruben Dias is seemingly waiting to jump. En-Nesyri does not. He leaps like a salmon, gets there first and nods into an empty net.
It’s poor from the Portugal goalkeeper Diogo Costa, who came for it but didn’t get it, leaving his goal exposed. This is a turn up for the books!
Portugal 0-0 Morocco
37: Boufal is frustrated after a loose arm accidentally catches Otavio as he’s running and Otavio, whose only two actions I’ve noticed this half have been collapsing spectacularly… collapses spectacularly.
Joao Felix then steers a cross well over the bar with a first-time shot. Morocco fans are absolutely loving this.
Portugal 0-0 Morocco
36: This Morocco side are pure vibes. A decade away from ‘Street’s Won’t Forget’ territory.
Ziyech with a classy little flick to play a one-two with Hakimi and a nice run from Ounahi brings a free-kick. Have to say, I’m now backing the underdogs.
They’re so intense in defence and so fearless in attack.
CHANCE! Portugal 0-0 Morocco
33: Again, Morocco do brilliantly to beat the press. Ziyech kills a Bono goal kick dead, Ounahi pings it crossfield to Boufal, who finds a team-mate on the overlap…
The cross to left back Attiat-Allah is powerful, and as he tries to direct it towards goal, it flies over. Nice build up though.
Moroccan fans (most in the stadium) are whistling so loudly when Portugal have the ball, the players can’t hear the referee’s whistle!
INCHES OVER! Portugal 0-0 Morocco
29: WOW! That’s the closest either side have come. A long ball from Portugal sees a poor defensive header from El Yamiq. It falls for Joao Felix, who smashes towards goal.
El Yamiq turns his back as he tries to block, it takes a wicked deflection – wrong-footing Bono – and sailing towards goal… but over. Just. Very close and El Yamiq got away with one there.
Portugal 0-0 Morocco
Combative game so far!
CHANCE AGAIN! Portugal 0-0 Morocco
25: En-Nesyri with another chance! Again it’s a header from a set-piece, nodding on Ziyech’s cross after Ruben Neves fouled Amallah. Again, though, it’s misplaced, spooning over the bar.
Portugal’s marking coach (is that a thing?) won’t be pleased with the target man getting two free headers. Can’t say they haven’t been warned…
Interesting fact by the way – Morocco have lost just two of their last 44 games. My five-a-side team have lost two in their last two. Probably why I’m not playing at the World Cup.
THEY’RE NOT HAPPY! Portugal 0-0 Morocco
23: Watch out! Guerreiro puts a cross in, Bruno Fernandes goes up for it – as he’s entitled to do – but he slightly mistimes it and bumps into goalkeeper Bono as he takes the cross.
Bono doesn’t seem to find and Bruno looks apologetic as they sit on the floor next to each other, but that doesn’t stop about five Morocco players racing over to Bruno and giving him a piece of their mind.
Break it up lads!
Portugal 0-0 Morocco
20: Morocco growing into this game! They haven’t started badly at all but seem to have stepped up in the last few minutes. Twice Ziyech has chances to cross, twice they come to nothing. Corner… out for another.
Morocco will be pleased with how they’ve managed this game. Portugal… not so much. It hasn’t been awful but they’ve done little with their possession and looked a little vulnerable on the break.
Portugal 0-0 Morocco
18: Early effort for Ziyech! Like many, he seems to save his best form of the international rather than club stage.
Azzedine Ounahi has been bright in midfield and makes progress with a driving run, before finding the Chelsea star. He cuts inside onto his stronger left foot… but drags his shot.
Positive signs though!
Portugal 0-0 Morocco
13: Reported Liverpool target Sofyan Amrabat has been busy so far, snapping into tackles. One on Otavio saw the Portugal midfielder down in a heap – a little theatrically – but it did look a foul.
Morocco defend stoutly to get it away.
One for Joao Felix…
…one for Youssef En-Nesyri
All there for one man!
Portugal 0-0 Morocco
10: Beautiful composed play from Morocco to escape the Portugal press. It’s worked to former Southampton winger Sofiane Boufal on the left, who feeds it into En-Nesyri.
The striker tries a clever turn that doesn’t come off. That could be the pattern of the game though – Portugal pressing high, Morocco trying to hit them on the break. Portugal have had 73 per cent possession…
Portugal 0-0 Morocco
7: What a flipping pass that is. Bruno Fernandes – better without Ronaldo in the team, who’d have thought it? – drops deep to get the ball and pings a wonderful crossfield ball in front of Joao Felix. Poor touch and the attack is over though.
Interestingly, this is Portugal’s youngest ever World Cup side, apparently. Hard to believe with 39-year-old Pepe at the back!
CHANCE! Portugal 0-0 Morocco
5: That’s better! Attiyat Allah bursts down the left, gets to the byline and looks to slam in a cross but Diogo Dalot gets back well to block, and it’s behind for a corner.
Good delivery and Morocco striker Youssef En-Nesyri has a free header… but nods it over. Right direction, wrong power. He’ll be frustrated he didn’t get that on target.
Best chance of the game!
SAVE! Portugal 0-0 Morocco
4: It’s seven clean sheets in eight games for Morocco, but two of their fearsome back four are injured and out today, while captain Romain Saiss was strapped up heavily in the warm up.
Can they keep Portugal’s superb attack out? Yahia Attiyat Yalah, replacing Bayern full-back Mazraoui, slides clumsily into Diogo Dalot in his first involvement. Quick free-kick bent into the box…
And it’s saved! Bono pushes Joao Felix’ header around the post. Worrying signs. Corner… headed away!
Portugal 0-0 Morocco
1: It sounds and feels more like Casablanca than Qatar. I reckon 80 per cent of the crowd here are supporting the Atlas Lions.
Goncalo Ramos, who has four goals in 109 minutes of international football, has the ball played off him by a Morocco defender, to rapturous applause.
It is LOUD.
KICK OFF: Portugal 0-0 Morocco
Here we go then! We’re underway in Qatar. A World Cup semi-final spot on the line, two into one.
This is it!
Will this man get on?
That man Cristiano Ronaldo had a serious face when while he was warming up. He’s got to start on the bench today.
Bet he’s fuming. Former international team-mate Jose Fonte said: ‘It was a big decision that the coach took to leaving Cristiano Ronaldo out and one that could have gone either way.
‘But the performance in itself was absolutely incredible. It was some of the best football we have watched and credit to the coach.
‘Having Ronaldo coming off the bench…wow. If you are a defender and the game is in the last 20 or 30 minutes and you see Ronaldo coming on, let’s just say it’s not easy.’
The anthems are ongoing! We’re just minutes away from kick-off here…
Pundits on Portugal
Souness: I think he feels they will have more of the ball, so maybe he wants a more creative player in there in Neves, rather than Carvalho. It is sore on Carvalho as if you win 6-1, you have not done much wrong. I think you will see Portugal constantly be threatening and Morocco on the back foot, but they will be hard to break down.
They are well drilled, well organised and never step out of position. Later on against Spain they did carry a threat. I see this being all Portugal today on the front foot, but unlike Spain they have players to score goals.
Nadim: This Portuguese team have a lot of great talent. Ramos shined in the last game, I think he is a great player. We have been talking about Joao Felix for a couple of years. I also love the way Leao plays. I don’t know if any of them can become as big as Ronaldo.
Felix in the last game was one of the best players on the field with his runs, he is very, very intelligent. He is key for this Portuguese team to have success. He is very dynamic and smart.
He can play a lot of positions up front, he can also drop back and help start the game. He is a totally different player here than with Atletico Madrid.
De Jong: Goncalo Ramos is only 21 years old. Portugal played with a freedom with him in the side, he is a proper talent, he is a big boy, with ability and he is two footed and can hold his own in the box.
You need a striker like this who can attack the near post. You see qualities in his character that mean he can become a great on.
Pundits on Morocco
Graeme Souness: More and more players are playing in Europe in the big leagues. It does tell you the quality is there. The investment, FIFA can play a part. Most of the teams that have done well, they have players playing for big teams in the big leagues.
Nadia Nadim: I feel the way they have been playing. It reminds me of Italy in the last Euros, playing with a lot of heart, a lot of passion and emotion, but also tactically they are compact and hard to break down.
They have only conceded one goal so far, then they have attacking players like Ziyech and Hakimi who keep running. It is a good team. It is huge for African football, the first to make the semi-finals if they can win today.
Nigel de Jong: A lot of these players now don’t confer themselves to a different country, they go to the country of origin, or where their parents are from. Ziyech and Mazraoui were playing in Holland for a while and had the opportunity to play for the Netherlands.
The majority of the French team are not full France. More and more of this players are choosing to play for the country of their heritage.
Fighting talk from Regragui!
There were an astonishing 18 yellow cards and one red card shown by Mateu Lahoz in last night’s quarter-final between Holland and Argentina. He lost control, Lahoz, and Argentina got way too many decisions in my view.
Today’s referee, Argentine Facundo Tello, brandished TEN red cards in a Trophy of Champions final between Boca Juniors and Racing Club just last month. More coming today?
Walid Regragui hails from Corbeil-Essonnes, a large settlement on the River Seine which is in danger of being swallowed up by the urban sprawl of Paris.
A former right-back, his playing career was predominantly spent in the French leagues.
For Regragui, his first connection with his Moroccan heritage growing up was school holidays spent visiting relatives there. It turns out, therefore, that Regragui is the perfect man to lead a Morocco team that is taking the World Cup by storm.
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History between the pair…
Interestingly, Morocco capital city Rabat is the closest foreign capital to Lisbon. Generally, too, relations are good between the countries.
That’ll be paused for 90 minutes plus stoppage time today, you’d imagine.
Morocco fans looking likely as well!
The Morocco end is BOUNCING. What a party atmosphere that would be. I’m very jealous typing this from London!
Al Thumama joy again for Morocco?
This crunch knockout tie will take place at the Al Thumama Stadium, which has been a happy place for Morocco fans at this tournament so far.
The Atlas Lions have already beaten World No 2-ranked side Belgium, plus Canada, at the ground. They could make it the third today.
All four of their goals at this tournament have come here. More to come?
I don’t know, Fernando, maybe we would if he didn’t stop having massive public strops or going on prime time TV with people like Piers Morgan to insult his club, team-mates and manager.
Portugal fans are looking primed and ready!
Trust Cristiano Ronaldo to take centre stage, eh?
Who’s at risk of suspension: Morocco
If the north African side are to cause another major upset, Sofyan Amrabat, Abdelhamid Sabiri and Romain Saiss are at risk of being suspended if they were to be booked on Saturday.
Saiss is starting in defence, while Amrabat is starting in midfield. Sabiri may be used off the bench.
The winners of this contest will take on England or France in the semi-finals.
Fernando Santos’ men have five players who have been booked in Qatar so far, which means there is a high chance someone may miss out in the next round, should they get there.
Bruno Fernandes, Danilo Pereira, Ruben Neves, Joao Felix and Ruben Dias are the five who will have to hold back against Morocco – with all of those starting other than Danilo Pereira.
Fernandes and Neves are no strangers to yellow cards, often being booked for their clubs Manchester United and Wolves in the Premier League.
MOROCCO TEAM NEWS REACTION: Defence disrupted
West Ham’s Aguerd and Bayern Munich’s Mazraoui will be big, big misses. Morocco have only conceded one goal so far at this tournament – including the penalty shoot-out against Spain – thanks to the back four of Hakimi, Aguerd, Saiss and Mazraoui.
Half of that foursome are out. 30-year-old Real Valladolid centre half El Yamiq and Attiyat Allah, who only has seven caps and plays for Wydad AC in Casablanca, Morocco, will have a tough task today stopping Portugal’s attack.
The Iberian side cut loose, smashing six goals past Switzerland in the last 16, with Goncalo Ramos’ introduction up front in place of Ronaldo helping things to click. How El Yamiq and Attiyat Allah fare will be crucial to the result.
Big shock in defence – with two changes to the best backline in the competition.
Centre back Nayef Aguerd and left-back Noussair Mazraoui are both out – presumably injured as they’re not on the bench – with Jawad El Yamiq and Yahia Attiyat Allah coming in to replace them, respectively.
That’s a huge double blow for the Atlas Lions, whose super-consistent back four was a massive part of why they’ve progressed so far.
Morocco XI (4-3-3): Bounou; Hakimi, El Yamiq, Saiss, Attiyat Allah; Ounahi, Amrabat, Amallah; Ziyech, En-Nesyri, Boufal.
PORTUGAL TEAM NEWS REACTION: Ramos retains spot
Just the one change, then, from that last-16 thrashing of Switzerland – with Ruben Neves replacing William Carvalho at the base of midfield.
Obviously the big news is Cristiano Ronaldo – deservedly, some would say – remaining on the bench, with hat-trick hero Goncalo Ramos retaining his spot up front.
CONFIRMED: Cristiano Ronaldo does NOT start. He is left on the bench again.
Portugal XI (4-3-3): Costa; Dalot, Pepe, Dias, Guerreiro; Otavio, Neves, Bernardo Silva; Bruno Fernandes, Goncalo Ramos, Joao Felix.
Portuguese outlet A Bola have gone with almost the same team as the last-16 win against Switzerland, with just one key change.
That man Cristiano Ronaldo up top instead on Goncalo Ramos. That’s just their predicted line-up at the moment.
I’ll bring you more as I have it…
Erik ten Hag has accused Cristiano Ronaldo of double-crossing him over his acrimonious exit from Manchester United.
Ten Hag hit back on Friday at comments made by Ronaldo in last month’s explosive interview with Piers Morgan that he felt betrayed by the club and had no respect for the United boss.
The Dutchman claimed Ronaldo had, in fact, stabbed him in the back by waiting for the bombshell interview’s release before revealing for the first time that he wanted to quit Old Trafford.
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Ronaldo urged to be a leader from the bench
Socceroos legend Robbie Slater believes how Cristiano Ronaldo behaves on the bench could make or break Portugal’s World Cup chances ahead of their quarter-final against tournament surprise package Morocco.
Slater, who played 44 internationals for Australia, said the maligned Manchester United striker needed to accept his role as a role-player for his national side in the twilight years in international competition.
Here’s what the former Blackburn Rovers star had to say.
Ronaldo finds an ally in Roy Keane
Ronaldo has found an unlikely ally in Roy Keane, who has defended the Portuguese for reacting angrily to being substituted in Portugal’s final game of the group stages against South Korea.
And after Portugal’s thumping 6-1 victory on the night, certain images appeared to show him walking off the pitch by himself.
But speaking to Gary Neville and Micah Richards during a World Cup chat for SkyBet, the Irishman defended his former teammate.
You can read more here.
Fernando Santos lifts the lid on Cristiano Ronaldo talks
Fernando Santos has opened up a frank conversation he had with Cristiano Ronaldo, in which he told the 37-year-old superstar he may have to get used to a place on the bench for Portugal.
‘I did it so he wouldn’t be surprised. I invited him to my office and told him: “It’s better for our strategy if you didn’t play”. I said I’d save him for the second half. Cristiano was not very happy about it. He has always been one of the starting players.’
You can read more from Fernando Santos here.
Sonny Bill Williams has thrown his support behind the Moroccan national team ahead of their huge World Cup quarter final clash against Portugal in Qatar.
The African side have captured the hearts and minds of legions of fans across the world with their brave, uncompromising style that has seen them eliminate Belgium and Spain at the tournament.
Before the shootout win over the Spaniards, Romain Saiss & Co were seen reciting the Quran and are the only Muslim-majority, Arabic-speaking country left in the tournament. And Williams, a devout Muslim, took to Twitter on Saturday to back the Moroccans to take another big scalp in Qatar.
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Portugal vs Morocco: Match Preview
Fernando Santos’ men dropped Cristiano Ronaldo from their starting line-up and were rewarded with a hat-trick from his replacement, Goncalo Ramos, as they thrashed Switzerland 6-1 in the last 16 on Tuesday.
Given Ramos’ impact and Portugal’s attacking cohesion after the former Manchester United star was dropped, it seems likely the 37-year-old veteran will be benched once again in their upcoming quarter-final.
But whoever they play up top, they will come up against a tough Morocco side with the best defence at the tournament, only conceding one goal – an own goal against Canada in their final group game.
The Atlas Lions have been one of the surprise packages of the tournament and Walid Regragui will be hoping to make his side the first ever African semi-finalists at the competition.
Portugal vs Morocco: Head-to-head record
Friday’s match will only be the third ever meeting between the sides, with both previous encounters coming at the World Cup.
Morocco won a group-stage clash 3-1 in June 1986, before the Iberian outfit triumphed 1-0, also at the group stage, in summer 2018 (pictured below) at the last World Cup tournament, Cristiano Ronaldo’s fourth-minute goal proving the winner.
Whatever happens on Friday, their third clash promises to be a humdinger.
Expected team news: Morocco
Morocco are likely to be unchanged.
The tournament-leading defence will remain, assuming everyone is fit. In midfield, Abdelhamid Sabiri may replace Selim Amallah but it appears unlikely.
In attack, the front three of Sofiane Boufal and Hakim Ziyech flanking Youssef En-Nesyri has threatened throughout the tournament.
Expected team news: Portugal
Portugal’s back four is fairly settled, although Joao Cancelo may replace Diogo Dalot at right back.
In midfield, there is a spot up for grabs alongside Bernardo Silva, Bruno Fernandes and William Carvalho. Ruben Neves or Otavio are the favourites to play.
Up front, Joao Felix will likely be partnered by Ramos after his hat-trick heroics against the Swiss.
Runs to the quarter-finals
Portugal finished top of their group, winning their first two matches – albeit in controversial circumstances after Cristiano Ronaldo dived to win a penalty against Ghana – before losing against South Korea having already qualified.
In the last 16, they cruised past Switzerland 6-1 in a scintillating attacking display which could test Morocco’s stern defence to the fullest.
The African side, meanwhile, began with a dour goalless draw against Croatia but recovered to beat the World’s No 2 ranked side Belgium and then Canada.
In their first knockout match, they held favourites Spain to a 0-0 draw before triumphing 3-0 on penalty kicks – maintaining a startling record of no opposition player scoring against them so far in 390 minutes in Qatar.
How can fans watch the match?
The game between Portugal and Morocco will be aired live on ITV 1 for UK viewers. If you are looking to stream the game, you need to head to ITV Hub. The game will be free to watch for all UK viewers with a TV License.
Meanwhile, the following stations will be airing the game for American viewers: FOX Network, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, Telemundo, UFORIA App, Futbol de Primera Radio, SiriusXM FC, Peacock, FOX Sports App, Sling, Foxsports.com.
Australian viewers can tune into the game via SBS, who will be televising every match during the 2022 World Cup. SBS On Demand will also stream the Portugal vs Morocco fixture for those on the move.
If you’re unable to watch the game live, you can relive the action via the FIFA YouTube Channel (Worldwide). The official YouTube channel will be posting highlight reels after each game.
UK: ITV and ITV Hub.
US: FOX Network, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, Telemundo, UFORIA App, Futbol de Primera Radio, SiriusXM FC, Peacock, FOX Sports App, Sling, Foxsports.com.
Australia: SBS and SBS On Demand.
So when and where is the game?
The match takes place on Saturday, December 10. It will kick off at 3pm UK time, 10am US time and 2am on Sunday morning Australia time.
The Al Thumama Stadium will play host to the match. It is located 12kilometres south of Qatar’s capital city Doha.
The capacity of the ground is 44,400, although that will be halved to 22,200 after the tournament.
It previously staged six group-stage matches, including Spain’s 7-0 thrashing of Costa Rica, and France’s 4-1 last-16 win against Poland on Sunday.
But before we get on to that game, check out Sportsmail’s general live blog for World Cup news, from Arthur Parashar.
Good morning and welcome to today’s Portugal vs Morocco live blog!
Later on, Portugal and Morocco face off with a World Cup semi-final spot – against either England or France – on the line.
It promises to be a cracker.