Portugal-Uruguay clash more than Ronaldo, Suarez - Alves

Portugal-Uruguay clash more than Ronaldo, Suarez - Alves

It was a brilliant piece of delivery as the South American side took the advantage. But it's also the first big hurdle towards the ultimate glory: the World Cup.

The World Cup lost its headline acts on Saturday as the game's two biggest stars, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, readied to leave Russian Federation after their teams were eliminated in the round of 16.

Santos said his side had studied their opponents but that it was impossible to legislate for Uruguay's first goal, which featured a superb interaction between Luis Suarez and his strike partner Cavani.

Our recommended way to watch the Portugal vs Uruguay World Cup soccer game online without cable is via Hulu Live TV with complete World Cup coverage. That means he has 85 worldwide goals, more than any other male European player in history. Record-breaking captain Cristiano Ronaldo starred with four goals including a hat-trick against Spain and the victor against Morocco.

But there was no late video review to benefit Portugal as Ronaldo's fourth World Cup came to an uneventful end.

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Today, Gimenez is set to rejoin Godin in central defence after missing the 3-0 victory over Russian Federation due to injury. Suarez tried a similar effort to the free-kick he scored against Russian Federation - and nearly pulled it off again. It's not just in this World Cup that they have not been conceding goals - it has been like that for the whole of 2018.

Portugal, meanwhile, muddled through their group with draws against Spain and Iran and a fortuitous win over Morocco but that is unlikely to bother their grizzled coach Fernando Santos, who is always happy for his team to be considered the ugly ducklings.

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Oscar Tabarez's men will now face France for a place in the semi-finals. "That means he has a very strong relationship with his players".

With or without their star player, Uruguay will take on France in Nizhny Novgorod on July 6 in the Quarter Final game.

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Stopping Ronaldo. It was that simple for Uruguay.

"The last three matches we've started showing what we're trying to achieve and it's become apparent on the pitch", he said.

Despite being one of just five teams to have won the World Cup a few times and boasting two of the finest strikers in European soccer in its attack, Uruguay flew under most people's radar heading into the World Cup. Goalie Fernando Muslera loses the ball and leaves the net but Portugal's shot misses high.

There was promise for Portugal when Silva threaded intelligent balls into the penalty area, but the threat was quickly snuffed out with the Atletico Madrid pair of Jose Gimenez and Diego Godin commanding throughout.

Uruguay were quite comfortable, keeping the Portuguese at bay in the first half with constant running and tackling from Lucas Torreira, Matias Vecino, and Nahitan Nandez.

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