Santos confident Portugal will progress

first_imgPortugal boss Fernando Santos is confident that they will make the knockout stages of the World Cup ahead of their final Group B match against IranAfter a thrilling 3-3 draw against Spain in their opening game, Portugal had a rather unconvincing display in their 1-0 win over the eliminated Morocco and were largely fortunate to escape with the three points.Heading into today’s encounter against Iran, just one point separates the two sides and a defeat for Portugal will likely see them eliminated from the World Cup.Cristiano Ronaldo, PortugalAli Daei wouldn’t be upset if Ronaldo breaks his scoring record Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 Iranian legend Ali Daei wouldn’t be upset to lose his record as international football’s all-time record scorer to the “great” Cristiano Ronaldo.Speaking in a press conference yesterday, Santos expressed his confidence that his Portugal side are ready for a “tough fight”.“Tomorrow will be a wonderful, spectacular game. Both teams want to win, we must be ready for a tough fight, but I think we will make it to the round of 16,” said the 63-year-old, according to FourFourTwo.Both Iran and Portugal previously met at the 2006 World Cup with the latter securing a 2-0 victory courtesy of goals from both Deco and Cristiano Ronaldo – which was Ronaldo’s first ever goal in the tournament.last_img