Group B World Cup Russia 2018 Most Important players18/05/2018 14:43
Group B World Cup Russia 2018
One of the most anticipated games of the group stages is between the Iberian rivals Portugal and Spain. But still this Group B is slightly unbalanced. Spain and Portugal, one of the European giants have been drawn with Morocco and Iran. Let’s see what are key players in Group B World Cup Russia 2018.
As we already know Portugal had major success at Euro 2016. They defeated France in the final but were knocked out at the group stage in the previous FIFA World Cup.
The face of Carlos Queiroz is holding the defensive and pragmatic side of Iran. Even though he will find difficult to navigate a group with names like Portugal and Spain. We hope Morocco to pick up some points. They are going to need lots of luck and kind of miracle to have actual progress in this group, group B World Cup Russia 2018.
#1 Cristiano Ronaldo – Portugal
Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal are the reigning European Champions as they defeated France in the final to win Euro 2016. Ronaldo has achieved one major honor with Portugal.
Equipped with very strong right foot and equal powerful left foot, Cristiano Ronaldo will be the threat at the matches and the pivot for Portugal. His experience and capacity to lead from the front will make him the best chance that Portugal has for creating goal-scoring opportunities.
We expect Santos and his Portugal, led by Ronaldo to stun the world again but this time in Russia.
#2 Isco Alarcon – Spain
The young attacking midfielder is already fitting right in the Spanish midfield.
Isco Alarcon has become the most important player for Spain thanks to his dribbling abilities and his eye for goals. Blessed with his vision to always find the perfect pass makes every move look effortless.
Russia is believed to provide the perfect setting for making him the most creative outlet in the middle of the Park and to come into his own. No one can boast the explosive turn of pace that Isco can, so Spain is very blessed.
#3 Sardar Azmoun – Iran
This will be the fifth time for Iran to qualify for the World Cup but never reached beyond the group stages. They have Carlos Queiroz but also have the quality in Sardar Azmoun. Iran was the third nation to qualify for Russia, behind Brazil and Russia (the host).
Azmoun’s form, balance, and control can dribble the defenders with pace. He has a strong shot and has even attracted the likes of Liverpool who are looking to see if he is worth the billing.
Sardar Azmoun along with Reza Ghoochannejhad, Karim Ansarifard, and Alireza Jahanbakhsh will provide Iran with the needed European experience in this tricky group.
#4 Hakim Ziyech – Morocco
The Moroccan team will need creative attacking talents to create goal scoring chances and to fetch the goals. Entering Hakim Ziyech the chances are real.
With his skills and performance, Ziyech was named the Ajax player of the year. He may not be the fastest player but he sure has balance play, a great first touch and passing range which allows him to slide past defenders so easily.