How to watch the Morocco vs Portugal World Cup quarter-final live stream for free online, team news

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Morocco vs Portugal live stream, date, time, channels

The Morocco vs Portugal live stream takes place today (Saturday, Dec. 10).
Time 3 p.m. GMT / 10 a.m. ET / 7 a.m. PT / 2 a.m. AEDT (Dec. 11)
• U.S. — Watch on FOX via Sling (opens in new tab)
• U.K. — Watch on ITV and ITV Hub (opens in new tab)
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free (opens in new tab)

Morocco are looking to continue their remarkable run at World Cup 2022, but a lethal Portugal side fresh from thrashing Switzerland in the round of 16 will prove a seriously tough test for the overachieving underdogs. 

After beating Spain on penalties in the round of 16, Morocco would make more history by eliminating another European heavyweight here. This Morocco team has already progressed further in the tournament than any other has in the past, and the spirited side will be desperate to extend their journey in Qatar. Meanwhile, for Portugal, the drama and speculation surrounding Cristiano Ronaldo’s place in the team seem sure to continue in the build up to this match. 

Morocco have become the neutral's favorite, but Portugal are heavily tipped to win this match. Of course, Morocco have already proved themselves very capable of upsetting the odds and should not be written off so easily. You’ll want to watch a Morocco vs Portugal live stream to see how this one plays out, and we’ll show you how to watch online from anywhere below. 

Plus, make sure you don’t miss a moment of the World Cup by checking out our full how to watch World Cup 2022 live streams hub. 

How to watch Morocco vs Portugal anywhere

The Morocco vs Portugal live stream will be shown on many different channels across the world. But what if you're not in your home country and want to watch it on your usual service?

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Morocco vs Portugal live streams by country

How to watch the Morocco vs Portugal live stream in the US

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Soccer fans in the U.S. can watch the Morocco vs Portugal live stream on FOX and the FOX website (opens in new tab) with a valid login, if your local FOX affiliate is showing the match. FOX is included with all cable packages or with one of our best TV antenna picks. 

Another option would be Sling TV (opens in new tab): the Sling Blue package costs just $40 per month and comes with more than 30 channels including FOX (provided you're in an area with a local Fox affiliate). Best of all, right now Sling is offering half off the first month (opens in new tab), allowing you to watch the entire World Cup for just $20. 

Or you could go for Fubo.TV (opens in new tab). Its Pro Plan costs $70 per month but gives you 121 channels, including FOX (provided you have a local affiliate), plus lots more for sports fans to enjoy. 

Spanish language coverage is available via Telemundo or Peacock (opens in new tab). The first 12 games will be available to watch on a free account, but if you want to watch the full tournament you'll need a Peacock Premium subscription ($9.99/month). 

If you already use those services but aren't in the U.S. right now, you can watch the Morocco vs Portugal live stream by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).

Sling TV (opens in new tab)

Sling TV (opens in new tab) offers two packages, both of which cost $40 a month. The Sling Blue plan comes with 30-plus channels, including NBC, NBCSN and USA. Plus, World Cup fans can stream the entire tournament on FS1 and FOX.

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If you love sports, you might want to check out Fubo.TV (opens in new tab). It's got FOX and FS1, a a 7-day free trial so you don't need to pay up front, and dozens of additional sports channels, including NBCSN and ESPN. 

How to watch the Morocco vs Portugal live stream in Canada

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Canadians can watch the Morocco vs Portugal live stream on TSN (opens in new tab), the home of World Cup 2022 in Canada. 

If you've cut the cord, you can sign up for TSN Direct (opens in new tab) for $19.99 per month or you can take an annual pass which works out at $16.66 per month. Plus, the service is open to all: you don't need to have TSN as part of an existing TV package.

If you live in Canada and already subscribe to TSN, but aren't at home right now, you can still watch a Morocco vs Portugal live stream by using a quality VPN like ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).

How to watch the Morocco vs Portugal live stream in the UK

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In the U.K., the Morocco vs Portugal live stream will be available to watch for free on ITV, or you can stream online via ITV Hub (opens in new tab). You will need a valid U.K. TV license in order to watch the game on TV or via online streaming. 

If you're not currently in the U.K. and have a valid TV license, you can still watch a Morocco vs Portugal live stream by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab)

How to watch the Morocco vs Portugal live stream in Australia

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Aussie soccer fans can watch the World Cup 2022 for free on SBS, including the Morocco vs Portugal live stream. The free-to-air network is available on traditional TV or online by using SBS On-Demand (opens in new tab).

Not in Australia right now? You can simply use a VPN to watch all the action on SBS as if you were back home. ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) is out top pick of the options out there.   

How to watch the Morocco vs Portugal live stream in New Zealand

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Kiwis can access the Morocco vs Portugal live stream via Sky Sport (opens in new tab). This costs $60.98 NZD per month, or you could go for the Sky Sport Now (opens in new tab) service, which gives you just the Sport channels but for a reduced cost of $19.99/week, $39.99/month or $399/year. 

Not at home in New Zealand right now? You can still follow every game of the World Cup 2022 by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab)

Morocco vs Portugal preview

Whatever happens in the match, Morocco have already made history. The nation has now surpassed its previous best-ever World Cup finish of 1986, where they lost to West Germany in the round of 16 stage. And it must be noted that Morocco have not lucked their way into a World Cup quarter-final, they’ve very much got here on merit. 

Morocco currently stand as one of four unbeaten teams at World Cup 2022 after navigating through a tricky group in first place. The side's 2-0 win over Belgium was impressive, but it was the defeat of Spain in the last round that truly made the soccer world take note of this team. And Morocco will be looking to earn another historic scalp against a Portugal side that is also having a phenomenal tournament. 

Portugal are fresh off one of the most dominant World Cup performances in history against Switzerland. The 6-1 scoreline doesn’t flatter Portugal, they steamrolled the Swiss with 21-year-old Gonçalo Ramos scoring a fantastic hattrick and even 39-year-old Pepe getting on the scoresheet. It was a statement performance that proves Portugal have the quality required to go all the way in Qatar. 

Remarkably, Portugal thoroughly dismantled Switzerland with their captain and star player, Cristiano Ronaldo, starting on the bench. This bold call came after manager Fernando Santos was unimpressed with Ronaldo's response to be substituted against South Korea in the side’s final group stage match. And while benching the world’s most prolific international goal scorer could have backfired, it paid off in spades full unlocking Portugal’s wealth of attacking options. 

While Portugal ran rampant against Switzerland, don’t expect as many goals in this game. Morocco are an extremely well-organized team and have only conceded a single goal at this tournament. Portugal are the favorite but Morocco won’t be phased by the occasion and could earn themselves another remarkable upset. Don’t miss a moment by watching a Morocco vs Portugal live stream. 

Morocco vs Portugal team news

Morocco were already the underdogs against Portugal, but the side are facing two huge loss as West Ham's Nayef Aguerd and Bayern Munich's Noussair Mazraoui are both side lined with injuries. Jawad El Yamiq and Yahya Attiat-Allah come into the team as replacement. Key players like Chelsea’s Hakim Ziyech, PSG’s Achraf Hakimi and Fiorentina’s Sofyan Amrabat all retain their starting places. Goalkeeper Yassine Bounou was the hero in the penalty shootout against Spain and naturally starts in between the sticks once again. 

Portugal boss Fernando Santos is opted to keep star player, and captain, Cristiano Ronaldo on the bench for the second consecutive game. It's a big call, but the bold move worked against Switzerland. Unsurprisingly Gonçalo Ramos keeps his starting spot after a hattrick against the Swiss. There is just one change to the team that put six past Switzerland: Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves comes into the fold at the expense of William Carvalho. 

Here's how they line up: 

Morocco: Bounou, Hakimi, El Yamiq, Saiss, Attiat-Allah, Ounahi, Amrabat, Amallah, Ziyech, Boufal, En-Nesyri.

Portugal: Costa, Dalot, Pepe, Dias, Guerreiro, Otavio, Neves, B Silva, Fernandes, Felix, Ramos.

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