FT | It's all over. Uruguay beat Portugal 2-1 and qualify for quarterfinal. Edinson Cavani proved to be the difference between the two sides. He opened the scoring in the first-half. However, Pepe brought Portugal back in the contest in the second-half. But then it was that man Cavani again, who breached the Portugal defence to score a brace. Uruguay will now take on France in the Quarterfinal.
90' + 3' | Cristiano Ronaldo has been handed the Yellow Card. Even if Portugal qualify, Ronaldo can't play the next match. Uruguay 2-1 Portugal.
90' | Four minutes have been added to the second-half. Four minutes for Portugal to try and net an equaliser. Will they? Uruguay 2-1 Portugal.
88' | Time running away from Portugal and they have not been able to breach the Uruguay's defence after conceding the second goal. Uruguay 2-1 Portugal.
71' | Meanwhile, Edinson Cavani is off the field. He is limping and looks like that's end of the game for him. Uruguay 2-1 Portugal.
62' | GOAL!!! Edinson Cavani has handed Uruguay lead again. Stunning effort from the 31-year-old. Slots one with his right foot into the far corner of the net. Uruguay 2-1 Portugal.
55' | GOAL!!! Pepe nets an equaliser for Portugal. This is for the first time Uruguay concede a goal in an international match this year. Pepe was left unmarked there and he slotted the header to perfection. Uruguay 1-1 Portugal.
HT | That's the end of first-half. It is Uruguay who have come on top after the opening half. Edinson Cavani's goal has made sure, Uruguay walk back as the happier of the two sides. Despite Portugal enjoying 60% of ball possession they have not been able to convert it into something substantial.Do join us back for the second-half.
43' | So far Portugal has had most attempts and even the ball possession as well. Meanwhile, couple of minutes have been added to the first-half. Uruguay 1-0 Portugal.
In the second game of the day, Uruguay and Portugal will fight it out at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi for a place in the quarterfinal of 2018 FIFA World Cup. Uruguay topped the Group A while Portugal finished as runners-up in Group B. Both the teams boast of some quality players and will be keen to advance to the next round. The winner of this match will face France next, who defeated Argentina earlier in the Round of 16 match. Stay tuned for the live updates of Uruguay vs Portugal match. Uruguay vs Portugal, Live Streaming of Round of 16 Football Match 2: Get Knockout Stage Telecast & Free Online Stream Details in India for 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Uruguay and Portugal had a contrasting run in the group stage. While Uruguay won all their three matches Portugal could secure only one win. Uruguay in their first two matches defeated Egypt and Saudi Arabia by a similar margin of 1-0. La Celeste then in their last group stage match handed home side Russia a 3-0 defeat.
Portugal, on the other hand, began with a 3-3 draw against Spain. It was Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick that helped Portugals secure a draw. Portugal then registered 1-0 win over Morocco and in their last group stage outing Seleccao das Quinas were held to 1-1 draw by Iran after an extra time goal by Karim Ansarifard.
Uruguay probable starting lineup: Muslera; Varela, Gimenez, Godin, Caceres; Nandez, Torreira, Vecino, Bentancur; Cavani, Suarez.
Portugal probable starting lineup: Patricio; Cedric, Pepe, Fonte, Guerreiro; Quaresma, Moutinho, Carvalho, Mario; Guedes, Ronaldo.