Matches of the day
Dreams will still crumble when others continue in Qatar on Tuesday.
Morocco will play, at 4 p.m., "
a match for history
", timidly conceded its coach, Walid Regragui, in the hope of playing a first World Cup quarter-final in its history.
But Spain has everything of the favorite which does not make noise.
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Cristiano Ronaldo, he hopes to offer a happy ending to Portugal for his fifth and (surely) last World Cup.
Mission possible, but not easy.
On its way stands Switzerland, falling from France at the same stage at the Euro a year and a half ago (3-3, 5-4 on penalties), and energized by the center forward of the AS Monaco, Breel Embolo.
Beginning of the outcome at 8 p.m.
Broadcast times and channels
Morocco - Spain (Eighth-finals): 4 p.m. (beIN Sports 1)
Portugal - Switzerland (round of 16): 8 p.m. (TF1, beIN Sports 1)
The news of the Blues
After a day of rest with the family, the Blues return to the training grounds this Tuesday at 4 p.m.
Before that, a press conference is scheduled for 2:30 p.m.: Guy Stephan, assistant to Didier Deschamps, and the new goalscorer Olivier Giroud will appear in front of the microphones.
The players' families leave Qatar during the day.
The France team is preparing for its quarter-final against England, scheduled for this Saturday at 8 p.m.
statement of the day
Walid Regragui, coach of Morocco, does not hide that he will bet on a low team block against the Spaniards.
Possession, they will have
it, we have to accept it, asked Regragui at a press conference.
We left the ball to Croatia (0-0) and Belgium (
But Japan won (
against Spain, 2-1
) with 17% possession, and won with 20% possession against Germany (2-1).
Saudi Arabia beat Argentina (2-1) with 20% possession.
In modern football, people want the ball, some don't, you have to know what to do with it.
I hope Spain won't know what to do with the ball.
In any case, we have confidence in ourselves.
Player to watch: Bernardo Silva (Portugal)
With each Portugal game in Qatar, the cheers of the crowd grow tenfold on the first balls touched by Cristiano Ronaldo.
While the artist, the real one, at the Red and Green, is Bernardo Silva.
From the height of his 73 meter, the Manchester City maestro is the chief animator of the Portuguese game.
Faced with Switzerland, he should still multiply stalls, almost at the level of his defense, to initiate actions.
The 9th for the 2019 Ballon d'Or, who has only scored one goal in his last 29 caps, has not yet been decisive in this World Cup, despite a full match against Uruguay (victory 2 -0).
Still missing the spark...
Portugal attacking midfielder Bernardo Silva.
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The expression of the day: if it's inside, it's the same
An expression used by commentators of football matches, which has spread among many fans.
It is used when a shot passes very close to the goal.
“What a long shot from Rabiot!
If she's inside, it's the same…” Understood: the goalkeeper was beaten, and all that was needed was a hint of more precision to make the nets tremble.
Of course, if it's really in it, it's not the same.
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