Ronaldo begins training ahead of Portugal's match against Morocco

Ronaldo begins training ahead of Portugal's match against Morocco

- Ronaldo resumes training after netting an emphatic hat-trick against Spain

- Portugal's next Group B match will be against North African side, Morocco

- The Selecao will finish the group against Carlos Queiroz side, Iran

Cristiano Ronaldo returned to the training in preparation for Group B match against Morocco after scoring a hat-trick against Spain in their 3-3 draw.

The Portugal talisman scored an exquisite free kick late in the game to dramatically earn a draw for the Selecao after Spain came twice from behind to take the lead.

The Real Madrid star man had earlier scored a penalty after being fouled by club teammate Nacho Fernandez and he put Portugal back in front on the stroke of half-time courtesy of a David De Gea blunder.

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That treble saw him join Pele, Miroslav Klose and Uwe Seeler as the fourth player to score at four separate World Cup finals. Ronaldo is also the first to net at eight consecutive major tournaments.

Portugal will be looking to take a step closer to the round of 16 as they clash with Morocco at the Luzhniki Stadium on Wednesday.

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Herve Renard's men lost to Iran in their opener thanks to a last-gasp 1-0 loss sealed by an unfortunate own goal from Aziz Bouhaddouz.

Ronaldo is now his country's most-capped player and leading goal scorer who is now tied with fellow Real Madrid great Ferenc Puskas as Europe's all-time leading international scorer.

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He showed off some of his trademark skills and gravity-defying leap during the session and looked jovial as he shared a laugh with the likes of veteran defenders Bruno Alves and Pepe.

After the match with Morocco, Portugal close out their Group B campaign against an Iranian team managed by former national coach Carlos Queiroz.

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had earlier reported Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick in Portugal's 3-3 draw against their Iberian neighbours Spain.

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