Goatee & goals turn this into Cristiano Ronaldo's World Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo in training

Cristiano Ronaldo broke the record for most worldwide goals scored by a European player on Wednesday, as he found the net in the fourth minute of Portugal's World Cup match against Morocco. Russia, with a vastly superior goal difference, just needs a draw Monday to win the group.

Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring for Uruguay in the 23rd minute, Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates against Morocco, Diego Costa of Spain celebrates after scoring against Iran on Wednesday.

As Iran showed in a spirited 1-0 loss to Spain, they won't back down easily.

It was his 85th worldwide goal, taking him beyond Hungarian Ferenc Puskas's European record, with only Iran's Ali Daei ahead of him on 109.

The Spanish had most of the possession throughout the match but were left frustrated as Iran defended deep, keeping men behind the ball whenever Spain attacked.

Cristiano Ronaldo has broken Ferenc Puskás' European goalscoring record in Portugal's match against Morocco at the 2018 World Cup. There's a long way to go in this World Cup, but it's already given us so much to talk about.

Morocco on the other have never won when they are trailing at half-time. The opponent was very strong, Morocco played very well, but we got the three points.

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Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates the goal that knocked Morocco out of the World Cup.

If both sides lost by the same score than Iran would go through on six points and Spain and Portugal would be battling it out, via the draw, to decide who finished second, though that seems an unlikely turn of events.

A defeat against the Luka Modric-led Croatians in Nizhny Novgorod could see Argentina, unthinkably, flirting with a first group stage exit since 2002.

Portugal will put on their final group match against Iran. But they need to be better, starting on Thursday. Wins for France and Denmark mean both advance.

"We know (Eriksen) is a fantastic player and obviously he's got a huge role to play for them", said Jedinak.

Asked if he was heading for Daei's record after the match, he said: "I don't care about the records".

The two sides already know that should they both qualify they'll be facing one of Russian Federation and Uruguay with the two qualifiers from Group A already decided.

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