Morocco out of World Cup contention after 1-0 defeat to Portugal

Morocco's players walk off the pitch following their defeat in the Russia 2018 World Cup Group B football match between Portugal and Morocco at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on June 20, 2018.
Morocco's players walk off the pitch following their defeat in the Russia 2018 World Cup Group B football match between Portugal and Morocco at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on June 20, 2018.
Image: AFP PHOTO / Juan Mabromata

Morocco are out of contention for the World Cup in Russia after Portugal beat the north African side 1-0 in their Group B match on Wednesday.

Cristiano Ronaldo gave the European champions the lead with a header in the fourth minute and Herve Renard’s side could not respond, leaving them with no mathematical chance of reaching the knockout stage.

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