It will be a chance for Portugal to seal their spot in the round of 16 when they take on Morocco in their second match at the Luzhniki Stadium on 20th June 2018. Cristiano Ronaldo’s late double against Egypt has only bolstered the hopes of all Portuguese fans. Morocco is not strong enough to even hold the Portugal side to a draw. If they manage to do so, it will be nothing less than a major upset. While Portugal will yet again rely heavily on Cristiano Ronaldo, Morocco will be hoping to deliver entirely as a unit. Morocco has been in some good form of late, and that will play a crucial role in their build-up to the game.
Irrespective of what the result is, the game will be another historic one for the Moroccan fans as they will be playing in the FIFA World Cup for only the fifth time and for the first time in the last 20 years. Portugal will have support from all parts of the world as fans of Cristiano Ronaldo will hope to see him take his nation to glory at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. To make sure that over 100 million fans of Cristiano Ronaldo don’t miss out any action of him in national colors, we’ve got this guide prepared for you covering everything from schedule to live stream info that will ensure you stay a step ahead of your busy schedule.
Watch Portugal vs Morocco Online
It will be an important game for fans of both sides as they will love to see their side battle it out for a spot in the round of 16. The live stream channels will go live only 10 minutes before the kick-off as most of the official broadcasters will be providing a live stream channel on their respective websites. The fans from Morocco can easily get the live stream via beIN Sports’ official website or app as can the fans from all the other MENA nations. The fans from Portugal can be able to live stream the match via RTP’s official website. FOX Sports will be live streaming the match on its website with its live stream channel entirely dedicated to the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The Caribbean fans will have to sign up on DirecTV website to catch the live stream of Morocco Portugal game.
Portugal vs Morocco Live Streaming
BBC and ITV will be up with a live stream for the fans in the UK while the Asian Subcontinent fans will have to tune into the Sony LIV app to get their live stream access. The fans from countries where no official live stream will be available can opt for VPN Gateways to get access to any of the desired available live stream. Fans willing to get rid of cables can opt for sticky bundles as fuboTV, Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, and DirecTV will be amongst the top options to choose from. A guide on how both these options work has been already published on our website.
Related post: Portugal vs Spain Online coverage
Portugal and Morocco will play the second group game of their 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign when they lock horn against each other at the Luzhniki Stadium on 20th June 2018 with a scheduled kick-off at 13:00 local time. The Venue, Luzhniki Stadium, is the national stadium of Russia with a seating capacity of 81,000. It is the largest stadium in Russia and one of largest stadiums in entire Europe.
Get all details about Morocco’s opening match against Iran here.
Morocco will need a rock-solid performance from their defense if they are to prevent the Cristiano Ronaldo juggernaut from blowing them away. They do have a few big names in their defensive lineup, but they too will need to be at their best as their opponent will have the best in the whole world. For Portugal, the defense has been an issue as they have leaked on several occasions only for Ronaldo to bail them out. Here is how the two sides may line up against each other on matchday 2.
Portugal Probable XI
Rui Patricio (GK); Coentrao, Ruben Dias, Nelson Semedo, Pepe; Joao Moutinho, Bernardo Silva, Carvalho; Quaresma, Ronaldo, Gelson Martins
Morocco Probable XI
Bounou (GK); Achraf Hakimi, Benatia, Dirar, Saiss; Boussoufa, Ziyech, Boufal; En-Nesyri, Boutaib, Bouhaddouz
The official broadcast for Portugal vs Morocco will start two hours before the kick-off with a preview show that will have experts talking about all the three games to be played on 20th June. Morocco fans will be having a high-quality extensive coverage delivered to them by one the best sports network, beIN Sports. The Portuguese fans will have to tune into either RTP or SIC as both have the official broadcasting rights in Portugal. The Asian subcontinent fans will be receiving their official broadcast from Sony, while the African fans will have Canal+ as their official broadcasters. Along with Morocco, beIN Sports will broadcast the game to all the MENA countries. FOX Sports will be broadcasting the match in America, while in the UK, BBC and ITV will be the ones broadcasting the match.
A Portugal win is the most likely outcome, but given Morocco’s gritty performances in their recent games, an error from Portugal would be enough to cost them the game. However, if Portugal manages to play their normal level of football, they won’t find it too difficult to walk away with the three points. Our final scoreline prediction is Portugal 1-0 Morocco.