Ronaldo stole the show early at the showpiece event in Russian Federation, scoring a hat-trick to lead his side to a 3-3 draw against Spain Friday . "It wasn't the one that we expected though, but still we tried not to lose the game".
"It's a crucial match that will determine our World Cup destiny", said midfielder Isco of the Iran showdown.
Out of the favourites, Brazil and Argentina both drew, Germany lost and only France won - just.
Yes - at the World Cup, everything is complicated.
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.
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Ronaldo was accused of being "very prone to diving" by Barcelona's Gerard Pique after a memorable contest in which Portugal's most-capped player and leading marksman bagged a 51st career hat-trick to join Pele, Miroslav Klose and Uwe Seeler as only the fourth player ever to score at four different World Cup finals.
"When we defend, which we will have to for many moments, we will fight collectively".
Ronaldo was Portugal's saviour once again as his hat-trick salvaged a point for Portugal in their Group B opener. "He has to help us as best as he can". Now we have to focus on our football, work hard on our game in training and prepare well for our games.
How's De Gea? Has he been affected by the Portugal game? These things happen and especially to goalkeepers because if a striker makes a mistake it doesn't matter but if a keeper does, it tends to get magnified.
"I support David and Spain".
"To me it's nothing new about Cristiano Ronaldo", the 35-year-old said.
We're still at the start and it's not something I have in mind. If the team does well and we go far then it's easier to be considered for those kinds of individual awards. They are well organised with a lot of technical quality. Money talks these days.
"I'd like to say that I believe in De Gea".