Roger Federer impressed by Cristiano Ronaldo: 'It was great'

Portuguese players celebrate after Ronaldo’s third goal against Spain in Sochi

Ronaldo scored a stunning hat-trick in Portugal's first game; the 3-3 draw with Spain last Friday. It was a very nice and well-contested match, but we leave here with a odd feeling. We can expect the same combination and team today with no injury concerns for Santos.

"We are very happy with him and his performance and the performance of all the other players".

Spain face Iran, winners over Morocco in their opener, in La Roja's second group match. The new bust of the Portuguese footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo, replaces a controversial one that has been placed at the Cristiano Ronaldo airport in 27th March 2017. "They have very experienced players who have mostly been playing in Europe". The main concern would be their defending as it left a little to be desired at times, and that's one of the reasons why I think we will see a few goals this afternoon.

It is not the first time De Gea has found himself in the eye of a storm at such a time - shortly after being promoted to the role of first-choice goalkeeper for Euro 2016, he found himself embroiled in a sex scandal. Don't forget that they won the Euro 2016 final without him!

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The draw came just two days after Spain's campaign was thrown into disarray by the shock sacking of coach Julen Lopetegui following an untimely announcement by Real Madrid that he would join the 13-times European champions after the tournament. "The squad has had a day off and that helped David relax and step away, because we are more interested with natural methods in our preparations, making sure we get our heads right". It would require some special effort from Saudi Arabia to outsmart Uruguay - if they still believe that they can better their 1994 record, when they finished in the round of 16.

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.

"It's a crucial match that will determine our World Cup destiny", said Isco.

Julien Laurens is a London-based French journalist who writes for ESPN FC and Le Parisien.

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