Portugal Vs Morocco have faced each other on an international level only two times and both of them in the FIFA World Cup.
In the 1986 FIFA World Cup, Morocco won the match with a 3-1 scoreline, whereas in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Portugal won the match with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring the goal in 4 minutes of the game.
In the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Morocco kept African dreams alive by winning the round of 16 games against Spain and making it to the quarter-finals.
Portugal vs Morocco: When and Where
The quarter-finals between Portugal and Morocco will be played on 10 December 2022 at Al Thumama Stadium.
|Date||Saturday, 10 December 2022|
|Kick-off (US):||10:00 AM (EDT)|
|Kick-off (UK):||4:00 PM (BST)|
|Kick-off (Brazil):||12:00 PM (BRT)|
|Kick-off (India and SA):||8:30 PM (IST)|
|Kick-off (Portugal)||3:00 PM (Portuguese Time)|
Where to watch Portugal vs Morocco in the US?
Fox Sports Network with Telemundo provides the 2022 FIFA World Cup coverage in the United State.
For affordable prices, fans can also watch the world cup from streaming services like Peacock and FuboTV.
Where to watch Portugal vs Morocco in the UK?
Fans from the UK can enjoy the world cup matches through TV Cables and streaming services like BBC and ITV.
Where to watch Portugal vs Morocco in Australia?
To watch the world cup from Australia, fans can tune in SBS channel and its streaming services.
Where to watch Portugal vs Morocco in India and South Asia?
There are different channels and TV Cables that cover the 2022 FIFA World Cup in India and South Asia. Fans can also enjoy the games from the streaming apps like JioTV and Voot.
Where to watch Portugal vs Morocco in Portugal?
SIC, RTP, Sports TV, and TVI are some of the television networks that broadcast the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Portugal.
How Portugal reached the quarter-finals?
Portugal entered the knockout stage with 6 points and top of their group stage. Their only loss in the group stage came against South Korea.
Portugal won 3-2 against Ghana and 2-0 against Uruguay and made them to the round of 16. Portugal faced Switzerland in the round of 16, where they destroyed Switzerland with a 6-1 scoreline.
Goncalo Ramos scored a hat trick in the game, with Pepe, Raphael Guerreiro, and Rafael Leao making it to the scorecard.
How Morocco reached the quarter-finals?
Morocco reached the knockout stage with 7 points and top of their group. Their first game in the group stage against Croatia ended goallessly.
However, in their second group-stage match against Belgium, they scored two goals. Roman Saiss and Zakaria Aboukhlal managed to score for Morocco.
In the round of 16, Morocco faced the 2010 FIFA World Cup winner Spain. This was a tough game for Morocco with only 23% ball possession.
The game went goalless and was decided in a penalty shootout. Spain managed to score none of the penalties and Morocco won the penalties 3-0.
Portugal vs Morocco Previous Meeting
Previously, Portugal and Morocco have met each other at the international level only twice. Both nations won once. The most recent match between the teams was held in the 2018 FIFA World Cup where Portugal won the match with a 1-0 scoreline.
Portugal vs Morocco Recent Form
Portugal entered the knockout stages in the 2022 FIFA World Cup being top in their group stage with 6 points. Their only loss in the group stage was against South Korea.
Whereas, Morocco entered the knockout stages with 7 points without a loss. They faced Spain in the round of 16 where and beat them in a penalty shootout to reach the quarter-finals.
Portugal vs Morocco Predicting Lineup
Portugal playing XI: D. Costa; D. Dalot, Pepe, R. Dias, R. Guerreiro; Otavio, W. Carvalho, B. Silva; B. Fernandes, G. Ramos, J. Felix
Morocco playing XI: Bono; A. Hakimi, N. Aguerd, R. Saiss, N. Mazraoui; A. Ounahi, S. Amrabat, S. Amallah; H. Ziyech, y. En-Nesyri, S.Boufal
Portugal vs Morocco Odds to Win
With only two meetings in the FIFA World Cup, Portugal and Morocco have not faced each other that much. However, looking at the teams, Portugal has a better squad.
But, the Morocco team shocked the world by winning against Spain. So, the Moroccan team can surely upset the Portugal team and fans around the world. Even with the best defensive team, Morocco will have a hard time defending the talented Portugal attackers and midfielders.
Prediction: Portugal 2 – 1 Morocco
Portugal vs Morocco Betting Tips
Portugal vs Morocco match could be won by either of the teams, as Portugal has world-class players and Morocco has one of the best defenders in the world.
- Portugal to win the game
- Portugal to score first
- Both team to score