Messi under pressure at World Cup as Ronaldo scores again
Lionel Messi is under pressure to deliver when Argentina face Croatia on Thursday after his eternal rival Cristiano Ronaldo streaked clear at the top of the World Cup goalscoring charts. The Barcelona forward had a first game to forget, failing to convert a penalty as the two-time world champions drew 1-1 with Iceland in their…
Ronaldo delivers again as Portugal down Morocco
Cristiano Ronaldo followed up his opening game heroics at the World Cup with the only goal in a 1-0 win for Portugal against Morocco as the European champions edged closer to the last 16.
Russia 2018: Match of the day – Morocco vs Portugal Preview
Group: B Team: Portugal vs Morocco Time: 1:00pm Venue: Luzhniki Stadium After the thrilling Cristiano Ronaldo-inspired 3-3 draw played out by Portugal against Spain, Fernando Santos’ side will hope to get their first victory at the tournament with eyes on finishing top of the group. For Morocco, it was the unfortunate loss to Iran that…
Ronaldo seeks encore against 'battle-hardened' Morocco
Cristiano Ronaldo will attempt to follow up his World Cup opening game heroics for Portugal against a Morocco side licking their wounds after a crushing last-gasp defeat.
Praises galore for Ronaldo
Some football enthusiasts on Friday said that Cristiano Ronaldo had set a very high standard at the Russia FIFA World Cup which would be difficult to break for a very long time to come. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Portugal’s irrepressible captain Ronaldo scored a stunning late free kick to complete a…
Who's saying what at the World Cup
AFP Sport looks at the best quotes from the second day of the World Cup which produced a thrilling 3-3 draw between Spain and Portugal: "For me the most important thing is to emphasise what the team did against one of the favourites to win this World Cup." -- Cristiano Ronaldo doesn't want to take…
Ronaldo hits hat-trick as Portugal deny Spain in World Cup classic
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a stunning hat-trick as Portugal snatched a 3-3 draw with Spain in a World Cup classic here Friday.Real Madrid star Ronaldo crashed in an 88th minute free-kick to snatch a point for Portugal after a second-half goal from Nacho put the Spaniards 3-2 ahead.
Ronaldo, Messi ‘probably’ playing at their last World Cup, says Mourinho
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo “probably have one last chance” to win the World Cup, according to Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho. Portugal captain Ronaldo, 33, and Argentina skipper Messi, 30, have multiple honours for their clubs but neither have lifted the World Cup. “They both arrive at this World Cup probably as the last…
Ronaldo primed for likely last shot at World Cup glory
Cristiano Ronaldo will launch his latest and probably last attempt to crown his career with a World Cup winners medal when European champions Portugal face neighbours Spain in their opening World Cup game here on Friday.
Portugal 2018 Fifa World Cup team guide: tactics, key players and expert predictions
Portugal will play this year’s World Cup as European Champions, so any dark horse tag has disappeared, but this also means the inferiority complex that has often conditioned the team has been overthrown. The head coach, Fernando Santos, refuses to speak of his team as favourites for the tournament, although, he does suggest the ambition…