World Cup 2022 - Portugal vs Morocco (QF)

Discussion in 'Portugal: National Teams' started by Sumol, Dec 6, 2022.

  1. fdasilva

    fdasilva Member+

    May 21, 2014
    Club:
    Sporting CP Lisbon
    One early goal and Morocco will break down I feel. They ran their socks off for 120 minutes, they can't do that again 3 days later. They already had players playing practically on one leg last game at the end.
     
  2. Sumol

    Sumol Member+

    Portugal
    Oct 12, 2011
    Club:
    SL Benfica
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    They remind me of 2010 Uruguay.
     
  3. RedBullSeven

    RedBullSeven Member+

    Apr 28, 2012
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Ramos looks taller than 6 feet. Can he score headers? I am unfamiliar with him. Didn’t watch him play before the Swiss game.
     
  4. eurodad

    eurodad Member+

    Mar 15, 2005
    Brampton
    He is vary good with headers .
     
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  5. RedBullSeven

    RedBullSeven Member+

    Apr 28, 2012
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Then Ronaldo can get sub in later as a super sub. It’s time for the team to carry him. He did more than enough for Portugal.
     
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  6. verde-rubro

    verde-rubro BigSoccer Yellow Card

    C.S.Maritimo + Liverpool FC
    Portugal
    Jan 15, 2005
    LONDON
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    Come on Portugal you can do it
    Ronaldo tweeted: 'A group too united to be broken by external forces. A nation too brave to be intimidated by any adversary. A team in the true sense of the word, that will fight for the dream until the end!'
     
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  7. The Special One

    The Special One Member+

    Aug 6, 2005
    He’s is excellent at especially at the front post as he arrived late which as a defender is impossible to defend.
     
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  8. benficafan3

    benficafan3 Member+

    Nov 16, 2005
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    Portugal current favorite to win the title according to 538. One can dream.
     
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  9. figueira

    figueira Member

    Feb 8, 2007
    NJ
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    Hope they are watching how these games are going and practicing taking penalties.
     
  10. artistwantab

    artistwantab Member

    Dec 7, 2022
    New here....but a LONG time lurker.

    I have been watching this forum since the days everyone here was raving about Vaz-Te and Fabio Paim.

    I have never commented because I feel its impossible to persuade fanatics to see anything beyond their point of view.

    Here my perspective...FWIW

    I hope the team that played in Switzerland starts and hope Ronaldo sits. Not because I believe Ramos is a better player but simply because there is nothing to gain from him starting.

    We won the game against Switzerland not because of the forwards but because for the first time in a LONG time our midfield actually controlled the game against a top 20 team.

    The last time I saw our midfield play that well was when Deco and Maniche where controlling the midfield.

    We have had a revolving door system since they both retired and every year we have new saviors...

    Renato Sanchez, Andre Gomes, Tiago, Joao Mario and on and on....

    And every year they leave Portugal only to fail at other clubs.

    Felix had the game of his life. Bernardo Silva played great. William is a better fit then Neves. That's why we won. Bruno Fernandes has been absent most of this tournament. Yes he has scored but hes lost the ball more then hes controlled it.

    Ramos played great but lets face it. He played great because he flew under the raider. Even Andre Silva scored a hat trick for Portugal once.

    Ronaldo shouldn't start because the last year has beaten the killer instinct he had. He is doubting himself and because of this his final touch and reaction time is suffering.

    If he comes in because Portugal is losing the weight on his shoulders will be to somehow save Portugal. He has carried that weight for 18 years.
     
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  11. Ramos77

    Ramos77 Member

    Benfica
    Portugal
    Jun 24, 2017
    Bro que?

    Are you watching re-runs of 2018?
     
  12. portugamerifinn

    portugamerifinn Member+

    Feb 22, 2005
    Bay Area / London
    He's literally the highest rated player at the tournament thus far, according to a number of websites.
     
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  13. Ramos77

    Ramos77 Member

    Benfica
    Portugal
    Jun 24, 2017
    Looks like Neves is playing instead of William.
    Im guessing because he’s more offensive and has a better long ball?

    Morocco will play a 5-5 and park the bus

    This is going to be a very hard game. Traditionally we struggle against teams that sit back and defend as a block
     
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  14. futureprodigy88

    Jul 13, 2009
    Club:
    --other--
    Whether Ronaldo starts or not, he will be getting playing time. Ronaldo is two international caps away from being FIFA’s all-time international capped player.
     
  15. Tertuliano

    Tertuliano Member

    Jun 4, 2018
    Good Morning guys ! My 'lucky' cuecas....with the help of Félix , Silva, Ronaldo, Ramos, Pepe , Fernandes, etal ...lol...Will get it done today ! Confident ! Let's go Portugal !

    ** wow, as a Sports Illustrated reader and follower of North American soccer I remember reading loads of stuff from Grant Wahl. Sad situation, and the man had just complained of chest pain a few days ago and was given cough syrup and advil, geez. Never take health for granted. May he RIP.
     
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  16. artielange84

    artielange84 Member+

    Aug 7, 2014
    Club:
    Montreal Impact
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    AWWWWW SHIT

    Gameday

    Let's goooooooooo
     
  17. verde-rubro

    verde-rubro BigSoccer Yellow Card

    C.S.Maritimo + Liverpool FC
    Portugal
    Jan 15, 2005
    LONDON
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
  18. verde-rubro

    verde-rubro BigSoccer Yellow Card

    C.S.Maritimo + Liverpool FC
    Portugal
    Jan 15, 2005
    LONDON
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    I prefer William in our midfield has He give us more protection aerially and he wins and breaks other teams attacks
     
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  19. NewLaw83

    NewLaw83 Member+

    Jun 3, 2015
    Boston, MA, USA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    Yeah I wish William started as well...
     
  20. eurodad

    eurodad Member+

    Mar 15, 2005
    Brampton
    Not sure why the change tbo unless he has some strategy in mind against this opponent different than the last one. That being said, at least he left everyone else the same .
     
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  21. BatatasFritas

    BatatasFritas Member+

    Nov 29, 2004
    Toronto
    Club:
    FC Porto
    I'm guessing Neves is playing for the long range shots
     
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  22. eurodad

    eurodad Member+

    Mar 15, 2005
    Brampton
    Yep also his long range passing in case this team uses high press
     
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  23. artielange84

    artielange84 Member+

    Aug 7, 2014
    Club:
    Montreal Impact
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    Man nerves are settling in, let's go boys

    Back in the day my avó had these shot glasses shaped like boots, we called it 'getting the boot'.

    I could use a boot right now
     
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  24. fdasilva

    fdasilva Member+

    May 21, 2014
    Club:
    Sporting CP Lisbon
    Yes Morocco gonna sit deep and Neves can rip long shots if we need to. Something Spain never did for example
     
  25. eurodad

    eurodad Member+

    Mar 15, 2005
    Brampton
    Neves better have man bun on tight today !!! Lol
     

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