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FIFA World Cup 2022, Portugal v Uruguay: Portugal are one win away from securing a place in the Round of 16 as they come face to face with a Uruguayan side eager to win. A brace from Edinson Cavani knocked out Portugal in the 2018 World Cup Round of 16 when the two sides met on the biggest stage last time out. This is only the second World Cup meeting between A Selecao and La Celeste. so that Portugal can take revenge for four years ago?

In the last five editions, the furthest Portugal has reached is fourth place. A Selecao achieved this remarkable feat in 2006. The last time Portugal withdrew from the World Cup in its group stages was in 2014, when they finished level on points with the States United and went out due to poor goal difference.

A raucous atmosphere should set the mood as Cristiano Ronaldo leads Portugal onto the pitch in what is likely to be their last World Cup. The 37-year-old scored the opening goal from the penalty spot in the previous game against Ghana and became the first player to score in five World Cups. The Black Stars were quite resilient as they fought back, but at the end of the game A Seleçao prevailed with a 3-2 victory and touched the top of Group H. With 118 goals in his pocket, Ronaldo is the first objective. goalscorer in international football, and it’s no big secret that the striker will be set to add more to that tally against Uruguay.

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On the injury front, Fernando Santos has some issues. The FC Porto Otavio midfielder is struggling with a hamstring problem and is unlikely to play against La Celeste. Paris Saint Germain left-back Nuno Mendes also missed training with a muscle injury.

Unlike Portugal, Uruguay have already won the competition twice, but that was a long time ago in 1930 and 1950. The first World Cup in 1930 was won by La Celeste in their own backyard, and the second title also came to Latin America when they lifted the gold trophy in Brazil in 1950. Uruguay were quite impressive in this edition’s qualifiers as they finished third, only behind the giants of Brazil and Argentina. Luis Suarez, playing in his last World Cup, finished with eight goals.

La Celeste will bid farewell to Suarez, Cavani and Diego Godin after the conclusion of this World Cup. Uruguay’s appearance at this World Cup has been called the last dance for the aforementioned veterans. Suarez and Godin started La Celeste’s previous match against South Korea, while Cavani replaced Suarez in the 64th minute. However, the double winners had to settle for a point after a goalless draw. In the game against Portugal, Uruguay will still be without Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo, but will still be looking to pick up three points to boost their chances of reaching the next round.

To add more context to this game, Portugal will be looking for revenge for four years ago when Uruguay knocked the Seleção out of the tournament with a win in the round of 16.

Team News: Portugal will be without the services of Nuno Mendes and Otavio. Uruguay will be without defender Ronald Araujo.

Guide to the form: (Last five games, most recent first)

Portugal: L – L – L – L – L

Uruguay: D – L – L – L – D


Games played: 3

Portugal win: 1

Uruguay win: 1

To draw: 1

Betting odds: (Bet365)

Portugal: 1.95

Uruguay: 4.20

To draw: 3.50

Planned compositions:

Portugal Possible starting 11 (4-3-1-2): Coast; Cancelo, Dias, Pereira, Guerreiro; B. Silva, Neves, Carvalho; Fernandes; Felix, Ronaldo.

Uruguay Possible Start 11 (4-3-3): Ratchet; Caceras, Godin, Gimenez, Olivera; Valverde, Vecino, Bentancur; Pellistri, Suarez, Nunez.


Both teams were slightly weak on the attacking front in their opening games of the tournament. Still, both are expected to find their backs on the net in this game and the game could end in a 1-1 draw.

Where to watch and match the timing: The match kicks off at 00:30 IST on Tuesday, November 29 and will be streamed live on Sports18 and Sports18 HD. Fans can also stream the action online on the official JioCinema website.

(Edited by : Prakhar Satchdeo)


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