Morocco's Amrabat slams referee Mark Geiger who reportedly asked for Ronaldo's shirt

Morocco's Amrabat slams referee Mark Geiger who reportedly asked for Ronaldo's shirt

- Watford star Amrabat reveals America's match official Mark Geiger asked for Ronaldo's jersey during Morocco's defeat to Portugual

- The 33-year-old's 4th minute header powered the 2016 UEFA European championship winner to their first win in the tournament

- Portugal are currently second on Group B table - same points as Spain who are topping the table with four points after two games

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Watford star Nordin Amrabat has accused American referee Mark Geiger of asking for Cristiano Ronaldo's jersey during Morocco's slim defeat to Portugal on Wednesday, June 20.

The Real Madrid superstar scored the only goal that separated the two sides in their second group game in the fourth minute of the encounter to rank second with 4 points on Group B table.

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Amrabat according to Daily Mail was said to have suffered concussion in his side 1-0 defeat to Iran in the opening game last weekend.

And the 31-year-old said he overheard Besiktas defender Pepe saying during the first half of the game.

"I do not know what he is used to, but he was very impressed by Cristiano Ronaldo, and I hear from Pepe that he asked in the first half if he should have his shirt.

"What are we talking about? At the World Cup? It’s not a circus here."

However, Portuguese media officials have refused to comment on the claims as there is no evidence to back up the allegation.

Amrabat, who spent the 2017-18 season on a season long loan deal at Spanish League side Leganes still has a contract with Premier League side Watford.

He was not expected to play yesterday but appeared wearing a scrum cap which he removed half an hour in to the game.

Morocco coach Herve Renard said: ‘I’m not a doctor. Medical reports are read by competent people.

"I’m not competent in medical matters and they take their own responsibility and so does the player.

"I think he did an exceptional and outstanding match."

NAIJ.com previously reported that Aziz Bouhaddouz scored an own goal as Morocco lost 1-0 to Iran in the 95th minute in their opening group game.

The North Africans dominated the game for majority of proceedings as they had several opportunities in the early moments of the game, but somehow the ball refused to go into the net.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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