Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal is World Cup's best one-man team

22 June 2018, 03:44 | Santos Harmon

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It's so close that should Spain and Portugal win their final games by the same scoreline, against Morocco and Iran respectively, and Spain get one more yellow in the last games then Federation Internationale de Football Association would draw lots to decide who finishes top. Portugal and Spain are tied at the top with four points, and a plus-one goal differential.

The first round of World Cup 2018 group games came to a close with Senegal's hard-fought 2-1 win over Poland.

Despite their valiant display, Morocco will rue the unforgivable defending that made all their subsequent good work irrelevant.

France will be looking for a second World Cup Group C win against Peru Thursday while Australia need to bounce back from their heart-breaking defeat to Les Bleus against Denmark.

Apart from Ronaldo, with his astonishing tally of 85 goals from 152 internationals, there is plenty more natural talent in the squad which has so far failed to manifest itself.

Reason? He thought he had missed the opportunity to meet his idol, Cristiano Ronaldo.

Spain earned its first win at the 2018 World Cup on Wednesday, narrowly beating Iran 1-0 on a fortunate goal from Diego Costa.

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Unlike Ronaldo, Puskas never won a major global trophy, whereas the former Manchester United ace led his team to victory in the UEFA Euro 2016 tournament.

"We had climb our way over a huge hurdle and dig in to get the three points".

The Portugal defender was grateful, again, for Cristiano Ronaldo on Wednesday after his team's Captain Incredible scored the only goal of the game against Morocco in Moscow.

Iran remain on three points and can reach the knockout rounds for the first time with victory over Portugal. So, we knew that Morocco would be trying very hard. But ultimately it is important for us to enjoy such a special opportunity against one of the favourites to win the World Cup and against the best player in the world.

Spain's final match of group play will be against Morocco on Monday.

But there's still a chance that one of them might not qualify for the next round. "Football is not like this but it is fair to say we deserved a better result", said Queiroz.



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