Edinson Cavani outshines Ronaldo but injury could dampen Uruguay's long-term hopes

The match will be played at Fisht football stadium in Sochi.

Even though Portugal does not have the World Cup history that Uruguay has, Oscar Tabarez is quick to remind everyone that Portugal are the reigning European champions and that means they will come into the match with the experience garnered in winning a major title.

FIFA World Cup 2018 Uruguay v/s Portugal match will take place on Saturday, June 30.

In the Round of 16, the striker will face a rival who also has great offensive potential, but who, in this case, is split between two front men: Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani, who are the second best pairing in the World Cup (24) after Neymar and Coutinho (28).

"After four games, Muslera has hardly had a chance to save and you can't see Portugal breaking Uruguay down at the minute".

Against Uruguay, though, we saw the reality of Portugal's overreliance on the Real Madrid forward.

Since the format of the World Cup changed in 1986 to include a round of 16, Uruguay have been eliminated on three of the four occasions they've reached that stage, losing in 1986, 1990 and 2014, but progressing in 2010 against South Korea.

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Many Roma people are Italian citizens who have been in the country for generations, while others come from Eastern Europe. Seibert declined to elaborate ahead of the meeting, which will be preceded by statements from the leaders.

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. They carry a huge burden on their shoulders, yet each scored crucial goals in the Group stage.

"Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the best strikers in the world", Tabarez said.

6' - Cristiano Ronaldo with an attempt from outside the Uruguay area.

Uruguay remind me so much of Atletico Madrid.

Uruguay had not conceded a goal at this World Cup before Pepe rose unmarked to nod in an equaliser from close range, prompting a brief spell of dominance for Portugal.

It was a five-pass buildup from deep in its own end that culminated in Uruguay's first goal, and the final two passes were ideal. They are very good at the back, have a couple of excellent forwards and they go from there.

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