"He's very happy to be here with us and every match it's a privilege for us Portuguese to have a player such as him".
"I hope that Cristiano will have just as good a game as he did against Spain and that that is enough to win the game and collect three points".
These two sides have met once before at a World Cup and it was Morocco who came out on top in a 3-1 win. "It is a privilege for us and Portugal to have a player like Cristiano".
"I hope Cristiano Ronaldo will play a great match, we're used to that nearly", Santos said.
Sporting Lisbon winger Bruno Fernandes underwhelmed on his World Cup debut against Spain and may be replaced by Gelson Martins or Joao Mario. Iran showed they can be dogged in their win over Morocco, although they will be going up against a much better opponent here.
The Portugal centre-back Pepe was also toeing the party line, saying that they had to prepare for this game as they had done the encounter against Spain.
"We respect the opposition and have to run, sweat and compete a lot. Obviously he knows he made a mistake", Spain defender Nacho Fernandez said.
In a letter sent to the SAFF, the committee said that the aircraft which caught fire would no longer be used for transportation of teams taking part in the World Cup. Just as it looked like Iran would cling on for an admirable goalless draw, Morocco substitute Aziz Bouhaddouz stuck the ball in his own net in the 95th minute to gift the most unlikely of victories. Renard said he was still smarting from the disappointment but said that the players alone were not to blame.
"I can say that [he] makes things easier, he is the best in the world".
Luis Suarez will make his 100th appearance for Uruguay when his national team faces Saudi Arabia in a make-or-break Group A game. "We will give our life on the pitch".