Ronaldo looms for Morocco as Russian Federation basks in glory

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The second round begins today with two Group B games and one game from Group A. So, who would emerge as star of the day today?

If Cristiano Ronaldo hadn't intervened with a sensational and already iconic free-kick to give Portugal a point in the opener, Spain's match-winning hero would have been the unlikely figure of utility man Nacho Fernandez.

Spain's next Group B fixture will see them face Iran on Wednesday.

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Not for the first time in his career, Cristiano Ronaldo got everybody talking. If the Real Madrid forward and Portugal's captain could continue with his red-hot form, which was on display against Spain, then it would significantly reduce Morocco's chances to stay alive in the competition.

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That should make it an easier day for Suarez, who has 51 global goals and is Uruguay's all-time top scorer. Messi also won best player for the 2014 Cup, but it's a new cup, and a new year for Ronaldo and Portugal.

"In Portugal, it is a common gesture to touch your chin. You have to put in 200 per cent in every game and even if you do, that won't guarantee you'll win", said Isco.

In Monday's training session with his Spanish squad, Ramos copied Ronaldo's signature step-over moves before going to move past Nacho and tumbling to the ground without making contact with him.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have been battling for the title of "Best Footballer on the Planet" for nearly a decade, but at the World Cup, it appears Ronaldo is growing out his goatee to prove he's the real "GOAT".

The team doctor was criticised by Federation Internationale de Football Association for the way he handled the injury but Amrabat wants to play against Portugal.

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