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  • 1:33 AM IST

    Full time- Uruguay 2 – Portugal – 1

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    4 minutes added!

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    89: With Messi and Argentina already eliminated, Cristiano Ronaldo and company are working hard to avoid the similar faith, but we edge closer nd closer to the end of the game!

  • 1:13 AM IST

    82: Toreirra has been superb all night! he intercepted another brilliant cross from Portugal!

  • 1:11 AM IST

    81: SUB! Uruguay swap Nandez with Sanchez for the closing stages.

  • 1:10 AM IST

    77: SHOT! Portugal whip in a corner from the right that is headed clear to the waiting Guerreiro on the edge of the area, but the left back’s effort flashes high over the bar.

  • 1:03 AM IST

    Uruguay change: Goalscorer Cavani replaced, by Stuani!

  • 1:02 AM IST

    Portugal change: Guedes off, Andre Silva On!

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    72: Ronaldo’s shot intervened again by Torreira!

  • 12:59 AM IST

    69: Close , very close! Bernado Silva got a great opportunity! he fired wide!

Edinson Cavani scored a brace after his first goal was cancelled out by Pepe, a few minutes int the second half. Ronaldo and company tried everything on the night but all their efforts were in vain with Uruguan defence were very poised even after going a goal down. Also Read - Juventus Star Cristiano Ronaldo Wins IFFHS World's Best International Top-Scorer Trophy

It was Luis Suarez- Edinson Cavani’s deadly duo, saw Uruguay off easily. The man who took care of the defensive font well were Torierra and Godin- absolutely superb display by these two. Also Read - Forbes 2020 Highest Paid Footballers: Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo Leads Race, Kylian Mbappe Rises

For teams and fans alike, Saturday 30 June is when things get serious in Russia. And by the time the whistle goes to start the Round of 16 fixture between Uruguay and Portugal, the teams will already be aware of who lies in wait for the victors in the quarter-finals. Also Read - Cristiano Ronaldo’s ‘£615k engagement ring’ For Georgina Rodriguez is The Most Expensive For a WAG. Here's The List

However, the South Americans and the European champions would be well advised to remain focused on the task at hand. With Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani teaming up on one side, and Cristiano Ronaldo on the other, even the tiniest lapse in concentration could prove fatal.

It will be only the third time in history that the teams have played against each other, and their very first meeting at the FIFA World Cup. Yet many of the players will be perfectly familiar with those lining up against them on Saturday, with the two squads packed full of team-mates and rivals from club football in Portugal, Spain and beyond.

The match will also be decided on the sidelines and in the dressing rooms. Oscar Tabarez and Fernando Santos are two of the most experienced coaches at the World Cup, and they will be doing everything in their power to ensure that their players are in the best possible frame of mind come kick-off on Saturday evening.

Uruguay: Fernando Muslera; Martin Caceres, Jose Maria Gimenez, Diego Godin, Diego Laxalt; Nahitan Nandez, Matias Vecino, Lucas Torreira, Rodrigo Bentancur; Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani.

Portugal: Rui Patricio; Cedric, Pepe, Jose Fonte, Raphael Guerreiro, William; Adrien Silva, Ricardo Quaresma, Joao Mario; Goncalo Guedes, Cristiano Ronaldo.

(Inputs from FIFA official)