Cristiano Ronaldo leads his Portugal team against the 2018 FIFA World Cup’s in-form side Uruguay with the glory of a quarter-final place up for grabs. There will be plenty of drama on the field which is expected when personalities like Pepe, Ricardo Quaresma, Diego Godin and Luis Suarez clash. If there is aggression on the field, off, it is a completely different tale. The two sides are managed by two very calm and composed persons in Fernando Santos and Oscar Tabarez who have won titles with the national team. Meanwhile, if you are looking for live streaming and telecast details of Uruguay vs Portugal 2018 FIFA World Cup round of 16 match 2 then you have landed on the right page. Below you will find all the relevant details.
Uruguay are one of the three teams to have won all their group games, and we all know momentum plays a huge role in competitions like a world cup, so they have the upper hand in this department in comparison to Portugal. Luis Suarez is back scoring which is positive news for Uruguay going into the match. Guillermo Varela, Martin Caceres and Cristian Rodriguez who were dropped for the game against Russia due to tactical reasons could be back in the starting line up once again.
Rodrigo Bentancur is the only player from Uruguay who is on a yellow card which tells us about composure the Uruguayan players have had on the field in Russia so far. Oscar Tabarez is a highly respected manager in international football and in his last stint as a coach; he would love to sign off with a major honour to his name.
Recently Portugal have learned the art of winning matches when not playing well something they lacked in the past. They still depend on Cristiano Ronaldo for goals which is a worry if he has an off day like the one he had against Iran. Ronaldo will have to be at his best though as he comes up against Diego Godin, who is probably the best in the business when it comes to defending. Ricardo Quaresma, who chipped in with a beauty in the last match, has done enough to justify a start against Uruguay. Joao Moutinho, an important cog in the Portuguese wheel is fit again to take his position in the midfield.
Portugal have six players in danger of missing the quarters after picking up bookings in the league stage including captain Cristiano Ronaldo. But as much as it is a crucial bottleneck for a squad, the players will not shy away from challenges with a suspension on the mind. That’s the beauty of playing for your country. In this battle of grit and pride, the Uruguayans might just edge Portugal out because Uruguay as a package has just more to offer than the 2016 European Champions.
When is Uruguay vs Portugal Football Match, Time and Schedule:
Get ready for match 2 of 2018 FIFA World Cup round of 16 between Uruguay and Portugal. The exciting match between Group A topper and Group B second-placed side will begin at 11.30pm IST at Fisht Olympic Stadium. The is going to be the third encounter and first at the world cup stage with Portugal enjoying an undefeated run, one win and one draw.
Uruguay vs Portugal Football Match, is Live Telecast in India available?
Yes, the fans will be able to watch the live telecast of the Uruguay and Portugal match in India. Sony Pictures Networks hold the broadcasting rights of the FIFA World Cup 2018. Uruguay vs Portugal match of Group G will be live telecast on Sony Ten 2/Sony Ten 2 HD (English), Sony Ten 3/Sony Ten 3 HD (Hindi) and Sony ESPN (Bengali, Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu) TV channels.
Uruguay vs Portugal Football Match; Is Free Live Streaming Available Online in India?
If the fans are not able to watch the match live on their television sets, there's nothing to worry as all 2018 FIFA World Cup matches can be viewed online. Uruguay vs Portugal World Cup 2018 match free live streaming is made available on Sony Liv. Also, fans can also catch up on the live updates of the game on LatestLY here.