Uruguay Team, Predicted Playing XI & Starting Lineup vs Portugal

Luis Suarez of Uruguay reacts during the match against Saudi Arabia

It took Portugal almost 60 minutes to answer, with a technically executed header by Pepe on 55 minutes following a high ball cross from the corner.

While Messi cut a forlorn figure during Argentina's 4-3 loss to France, Ronaldo tried to inspire. It was two weeks ago that Ronaldo scored a hat-trick in the same stadium against Spain, in a thrilling 3-3 draw in their opening game in Russian Federation.

Portugal's flank players created some set-piece sutuations but they couldn't yield the desired equaliser as Uruguay saw off the last anxious moments by doing putting in a heavy defending shift.

Working alongside Suarez's guile and intensity, Cavani was able to take the game by the scruff of the neck and sprinkle his magic on proceedings.

Edinson Cavani gave Uruguay the lead after just six minutes of play, heading home a Luis Suarez cross.

"The truth is, it was really exciting", Cavani said. I don't have words to describe it.

Guedes made way for Andre Silva and goal hero Cavani, limping after a knock, was replaced by Cristhian Stuani befoe Guerreiro sent another effort over as the game entered its final quarter of an hour.

Oscar Tabarez will be sweating on the fitness of his match-winner as he hobbled off the pitch with 15 minutes to play, as they gear up to face France in the quarter finals.

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

"We know that they were tight in the midfield, so we had some players playing wide to try to unblock the Uruguay defence".

"I have to repeat it time and time again", Santos said. "Even if he scores three goals in match, you still need to have a team to support him". "But I also imagine back in Uruguay, we have to keep going for them". Mbappe's first goal came seven minutes later when he snared a loose ball, taking one touch to race past his marker and firing it home with his left foot through Armani's dive.

Cavani had already put Uruguay in front early on, only for Pepe to head Portugal level in the 55th minute in a thrilling contest that was not the battle of attrition many predicted.

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 flawless. The South Americans work the ball to Cavani who has time to consider his options on the edge of the box. he wraps his body around the ball, curling an unstoppable shot into the top corner. "Uruguay had never scored like that".

Related:

  • GM may slash American jobs because of Trump tariffs

    GM may slash American jobs because of Trump tariffs

    The penalties will add 25 per cent to the cost of U.S. steel, and 10 per cent to aluminium and consumer goods. Ujczo doubts Trump will announce auto tariffs because that would be a "red line for the U.S.
    Alia Bhatt attends Akash Ambani-Shloka Mehta's engagement party

    Alia Bhatt attends Akash Ambani-Shloka Mehta's engagement party

    Before the engagement day, Ambanis are doing enjoying the other functions like mehndi ceremony and pre-engagement party . Nita and Isha Ambani too opted for the same designer, and donned outfits of similar shades with pink floral embroidery.
    Lakers seeking to deal for Kawhi Leonard ahead of LeBron James' decision

    Lakers seeking to deal for Kawhi Leonard ahead of LeBron James' decision

    Multiple teams have reportedly made trade offers to the Spurs for Leonard, who can't opt out of his contract until next year. It is possible that James and George will head to Los Angeles as unrestricted free agents.
  • Swiss deposits rise on remittances scheme: Piyush Goyal

    Swiss deposits rise on remittances scheme: Piyush Goyal

    Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Sitaram Yechury tweeted that the rise in funds parked in Swiss banks was not surprising. The money need not be from Indian taxpayers either, and can be from non-resident Indians, who are not liable to pay tax in India.
    China tries to defuse trade pressure, says world benefits

    China tries to defuse trade pressure, says world benefits

    People walk past a bank electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Thursday, June 28, 2018. He urged Congress to strengthen existing laws that apply to all foreign countries instead.
    DeAndre Jordan to opt out of deal, become free agent

    DeAndre Jordan to opt out of deal, become free agent

    This is an obvious indication that he has played his last game for the Clippers and will be on a new team next year. He will never be great in that area, but making himself less of a liability is a positive sign for his future.
  • Five dead in shooting at U.S.  newspaper office, suspect in custody

    Five dead in shooting at U.S. newspaper office, suspect in custody

    Ramos took to Twitter , where he routinely harassed journalists from the newspaper in scores of profanity laced tweets . Anne Arundel County Acting Police Chief William Krampf confirmed five deaths and said several others were gravely hurt.
    Paul George to re-sign with Thunder

    Paul George to re-sign with Thunder

    Maxing out George will push the Thunder far over the luxury-tax line if they re-sign key reserve Jerami Grant . On Friday, ESPN's Ramona Shelburne said George " seems to be staying " in Oklahoma City.
    Thief drains bank account of nation's oldest veteran

    Thief drains bank account of nation's oldest veteran

    His favorite pastime is sitting on his porch, where he can be seen waving at honking cars and smoking one of his 12 daily cigars. Richard Overton in March 2017, after a special presentation honouring him as the oldest living American war veteran.
  • Blindfolded and bound bodies found hanging at family home in New Delhi

    Blindfolded and bound bodies found hanging at family home in New Delhi

    Special police teams swung into action and scanning CCTV footage available to ascertain whether any outsider committed the crime. Indian police launched an investigation Sunday after a family of 11 was found dead inside their home in New Delhi .
    Protesters, lawmaker arrested in U.S. Senate building over immigration

    Protesters, lawmaker arrested in U.S. Senate building over immigration

    County for Trump will be broadcasting our counter-protest live on Facebook and YouTube", organizer Arthur Schaper said. Most of the children separated from their families before the order was signed have not yet been reunited with them.
    Lost to Germany in South Korea and was eliminated from the tournament

    Lost to Germany in South Korea and was eliminated from the tournament

    Ozil has been heavily criticised throughout the tournament and was dropped for the 2-1 win over Sweden last week . The results on the afternoon in question saw Mexico lose to Sweden 0-3 and South Korea surprising Germany 2-0 .

Comments

Other news