Algeria's national football team manager Rabah Madjer praised the Portuguese national football team and its star Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of their friendly pre World Cup match in a press conference in Lisbon on Wednesday. «It is true that it will be a very difficult match,» said Madjer speaking of the match against the 2016 European champions. He also outlined a game plan to hopefully stop... Еще Ronaldo in his track to beat the Algerian team saying, «[we try to] close the spaces between the players of the Portuguese national team.» Notable Algerian footballers such as Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez and Dinamo Zagreb's Soudani were seen prepping for the upcoming Thursday match. The 2018 FIFA World Cup is scheduled to take place in Russia from June 14 to July 15, 2018. A total of 64 matches will be played in 12 venues located in 11 cities across Russia, with the final set to take place in Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. Portugal is set to face Spain, Morocco and Iran in Group B, during the group stages of the World Cup tournament.