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What World Cup games can I watch today? Ronaldo returns

Ronald in action during Spain vs Portugal match

Should the script be stuck to, wins for Portugal and Spain would see them sit joint-top of Group B before the final game, eliminating Morocco completely.

It's great news for subscribers of the theory that for a World Cup to be successful, you need the host nation to progress.

Five-time world player of the year Ronaldo bagged a sublime treble to salvage a 3-3 draw against Spain in Sochi in Russian Federation 2018's stand-out match so far, the 51st of his glittering career.

"That's Ronaldo, that's why I'm not surprised he wants to win another golden boot and why he wants to win the World Cup".

Even Roger Federer was impressed by Cristiano Ronaldo's three goals in the match between Portugal and Spain at the World Cup, ended on 3-3. "Obviously he knows he made a mistake", Spain defender Nacho Fernandez said.

Ronaldo is in World Cup action against Morocco on Wednesday - and will be hoping his country secures victory so it can put itself in the best position to progress to the latter stages.

Azmoun will be backed up by an Iranian attack with solid scoring form going into the competition.

Neither team is expected to play expansive soccer, and Morocco likely will bunker in for large parts of the game.

Uruguay takes on Saudi Arabia in Wednesday's other game, with forward Luis Suarez set to mark his 100th appearance for the Celeste in the Group A clash in Rostov-on-Don.

The game itself should be straightforward for Uruguay, who won their opener 1-0 against a Mohamed Salah-less Egypt, as they face a Saudi Arabia team hammered 5-0 by hosts Russian Federation in the tournament's curtain-raiser. He spent half a decade in the Bundesliga, where he never scored double-digit goals in a single league campaign.