Morocco vs Portugal Football history: Head-to-head before Qatar 2022 game

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© Michael Steele/Getty ImagesCristiano Ronaldo of Portugal is fouled by Mehdi Benatia of Morocco

Morocco and Portugal will star in an interesting duel in the quarterfinals of Qatar 2022. Here we will tell you everything about the head-to-head between both teams.

The quarter-finals of Qatar 2022 will have this very interesting duel between the big surprise of the tournament, Morocco and Portugal, who have become strong contenders for the title after their victory over Switzerland. Here we will tell you everything about the duel between the two rivals.

The Moroccan team is undoubtedly the big revelation of this World Cup. They had a tough group with World Cup runners-up Croatia and Russia 2018 with third-placed Belgium. Nevertheless, they were able to progress as leaders and in the round of 16 caused another surprise when they eliminated Spain on penalties.

Portugal got off to the best start to the group stage, winning their first two games clearly but losing the third against South Korea. That defeat left some doubts in the Portuguese team, but a brilliant performance against Switzerland in the Round of 16, in which they won 6-1, dispelled any doubts. They are one of the contenders and want to show why.

Morocco and Portugal head-to-head

The clashes between these two rivals have always been in the World Cup. In total they played against each other twice, both in the group stage so this will be the third game and the first in the knockout phase. The first game took place in Mexico 1986, where the historic Moroccan team beat Portugal 3-1, while the second was won by the Europeans 1-0 in Russia 2018.

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