Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo is at a career crossroads. PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA / AFP

World Cup team news: Ronaldo LEFT on the bench again for Portugal

Cristiano Ronaldo has been left on Portugal’s bench for their World Cup quarterfinal against Morocco. Here is the team news.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo is at a career crossroads. PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA / AFP

If today’s World Cup quarterfinals serve up just half of what yesterday’s did, we’re in for a treat.

Here are the teams for Morocco vs Portugal kicking off at 17:00.

Morocco vs Portugal: World Cup 2022 team news


Bounou; Hakimi, Yamiq, Saïss, Attiyat Allah; Amrabat, Ounahi, Amallah; Ziyech, En-Nesyri, Boufal


Costa; Dalot, Pepe, Dias, Guerreiro; Otávio, Neves, Silva; Fernandes; Ramos, Félix 

Portugal have made one change from the side that demolished Switzerland 6-1 in the round of 16. Real Betis midfielder William Carvalho comes out for Wolves man Ruben Neves. Cristiano Ronaldo is on the bench again.

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Croatia stifled the Brazilians for much of the contest until Seleção talismán Neymar produced a bit of magic to break the deadlock just before the end of the first half of extra time. However, Croatia weren’t to be denied and they found an equaliser on 117 minutes with their first shot on target. They’ve now won their last four shootouts at World Cups.

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Argentina and The Netherlands produced a classic as Lionel Messi’s men ultimately prevailed on penalties following a 2-2 draw after extra time.

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Croatia have now won four World Cup penalty shootouts in a row, and they’re in the 2022 semifinals after beating Brazil. Photo by JACK GUEZ / AFP)

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