No tournament can be taken for granted whether it is a qualifier or the FIFA World Cup. Every match is an opportunity to show their talent and improve the skills for both the squads. Thus, the position on 20th June 2018 also would be similar when Portugal clashes with Morocco.
Obviously, they would be looking for the winning spree at all important fixtures. The strong team also needs an opportunity to show the skill on the field. It is indeed a credit to the coach Fernando Santos that all matches of the qualifying matches with only one exception, he could see the squad winning.
As long as Cristiano Ronaldo is on the field, no one can perhaps replace him as the best player. Though he might not be the goal-mill now, he is still the ace player and an asset for the team.
The lethal partnership of Ronaldo and Andre Silva would be a daunting task to handle by any player of the rival group. No doubt, Bernado Silva is also as formidable as his prolific partner.
When Pepe is on the field, it is almost an impregnable defense with the able contribution of Ricardo Quaresma and Joao Moutinho.
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Probably the aging players like Bruno Alves, Pepe and Jose Fonte who are all in the mid-30s may have to opt frequent for ice baths to keep the flagging legs in the required tempo on the field.
During the preceding matches, the performance of the squad was spectacular without conceding a goal and scoring almost a dozen goals has ensured a berth in the qualifiers.
The dependence on the stellar player Ajax playmaker Hakim Ziyech is more and more conspicuous. Another dependable player is Achraf Hakimi, who can be a bedrock defender for the squad.
The versatile midfielder Nabil Dirar is an asset to the squad in any match. Similarly, the return of Younes Belhanda Ziyech after a truce with the coach should be advantageous for the squad.
No doubt, the Coach Herve Renard could instill discipline into the team and could boost the skillful talent of the squad with the mixture of solid defense and fast attacking tempo of the players.
The contribution of the keeper Mounir El Kajouri or Yassine Bounou, Ahmad Reda Tagnaouti is very crucial in ensuring the rival team’s spirit at bay.
The football lovers are waiting for the 20th June 2018 to watch the striking clash between Portugal and Morocco. More than the outcome of the event, the impressive performance of the squads on the field is what the fans would love to watch.