"We will try to come first in the group". Spain now face Morocco, who are eliminated from the tournament after losing to Portugal on Wednesday, in the third and final game of the group stage. We knew if we lost we could be out.
"Morocco has quality players and they made it very hard".
These results now present the very real possibility that the two nations could finish level at the top of their group in every conceivable variable, at which point Federation Internationale de Football Association will be forced to draw lots to determine who comes out as winners.
He was sporting a goatee as he scored his latest, and full-back Cedric joked that maybe his team-mates should all now grow one for luck.
Uruguay and Russian Federation have both clinched a spot in the round of 16 of the FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation on Wednesday thanks to the 1-0 win over Saudi Arabia by La Celeste in their second group stage match.
But Herve Renard´s plans were torn apart within minutes at the Luzhniki Stadium as Ronaldo wriggled free of the imposing Manuel Da Costa to bury an unstoppable header.
One man has stood out so far in Russian Federation and that is none other than Cristiano Ronaldo. He is constantly evolving, contradictorily to the other players.
Morocco have played great football in their two games despite not picking up a point so far, and captain Medhi Benatia epitomised his passion for the African nation on Twitter alongside some of his colleagues. "He knows himself well and what he needs to do".
The goal was Ronaldo's 85th career strike for Portugal, setting the record as the highest-scoring European player in men's global soccer history. (Rui) Patricio did a couple of good saves.
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Both players are viewed as big-time scorers, while George is also known for his ability on the defensive end of the court. If the two were to sign with the Lakers, L.A. would immediately become a serious contender in the Western Conference.
It was far from a convincing Portuguese display and Santos admitted nerves played a factor, insisting they can not overlook Iran in their final group game on June 25. Should we all grow lucky beards?
Renard was involved in discussions with officials over two rejected first-half penalty claims but his side created enough chances to score from open play had they been more accurate in front of goal. "We need to continue pushing forward and we have to change and get more ball passion for example, of course".
Will the final match of the day be the best one of the group stages? Iran played toe-to-toe with Spain and deserved more from the match, but Spain's central defense made some important stops, got the victor in the second half and held on to move into a tie for first place with Portugal in Group B.
"I´m not disappointed about the performance", Renard said. "We are just blessed to have him", Fonte added. Why not? If you look at our squad a lot of us have beards.
Monday at 7pm could be a very interesting time.
"Two years ago we started a new journey, we were ranked 81st".
Asked if he was heading for Daei's record after the match, he said: "I don't care about the records".
Cristiano Ronaldo seems to have decided 2018 is the year he becomes a World Cup hero.