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Morocco vs. Portugal dwell updates: Cristiano Ronaldo benched once more

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The 2022 FIFA World Cup continues Saturday on FOX with Morocco taking over Portugal at Qatar’s Al-Thumama Stadium within the event’s second-to-last quarterfinal match.

There’s yet one more semifinal spot up for grabs Saturday, as England takes on France subsequent (11 a.m. ET, FOX and the FOX Sports activities app). The winners will advance to play one another within the semifinals on Wednesday.

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Morocco vs. Portugal

Pregame updates

8:40 a.m. ET: Ronaldo sits once more

Cristiano Ronaldo will likely be on the bench for the second straight match. He was changed within the beginning XI for Tuesday’s match towards Switzerland by 21-year-old Gonçalo Ramos, who scored a hat trick in Portugal’s resounding 6-1 victory, earlier than finally getting into for Ramos within the 73rd minute. That was the primary time the 37-year-old striker didn’t begin a World Cup match since 2006 and experiences surfaced that he advised supervisor Fernando Santos that he would stop after discovering out that he wouldn’t begin for the nationwide group – a report the Portuguese Soccer Federation denied in a press release. On Saturday towards Morocco, he’ll once more be relegated to the bench. 

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