FIFA World Cup 2018 Round of 16 Portugal vs Uruguay

Euro 16 Champions Portugal will face South American Uruguay in the knockout round of World Cup 2018 on Saturday in Sochi

Luis Suarez and Ronaldo
Luis Suarez and Cristiano Ronaldo

Match: Portugal vs Uruguay

2nd match of Round of 16

Date: Saturday 30 June

Time: 7:00 pm BST

Venue: Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi, Russia

Portugal vs Uruguay Match Preview

At the end of the group stage, the teams for the round of 16 were decided, Uruguay and Portugal will both face each other in the 2nd match of the knockout stage but they had very different journeys coming to this stage. One team (Uruguay) finished top of their group and the other one qualified after a lot of up and down moments.

Uruguay won all of their group stage matches against Russia, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia and had 9 points in the bank when they qualified. Their defense in the group stages was amazing. Luis Suarez, although did not play well in the first match, got in good form too further on.

For Portugal, the group stage was not easy as they had to face world cup favorites Spain in their first group match. Ronaldo was the main figure in that match and he leads them to a draw against Spain which got them 1 point. After that against Morocco again their talisman Ronaldo scored a beautiful header and got them 3 points, their defense was also very strong in that match. In the last match, Portugal was facing Iran and they needed a draw to win that match. Ronaldo was having a bad day against Iran but Ricardo Quaresma scored arguably one of the best goals of the world cup 2018 and got them ahead. Iran succeeded in getting a controversial penalty after the VAR and leveled the game.

Team News

Portugal:

Uruguay:

Players to watch

Portugal

will be relying on their top goal scorer Cristiano Ronaldo heavily on the match but just like the Euro 16 the other players of Portugal are also coming to life, William also played well against Iran compared to his performance in previous matches. Ricardo Quaresma will also be in the minds of Uruguay Defense because he can score goals out of nothing as we saw against Iran.

Uruguay

will be Looking up to Barcelona’s star Luis Suarez who have scored 2 goals. He was not good in the first match but as the tournament is progressing he is getting better and we all know how good he can strike the ball.

Predicted Lineups

Portugal possible Lineup: Patricio – Soares, Pepe, Fonte, Guerreiro, Carvalho, Adrien Silva, Mario, Quaresma, Ronaldo, Andre Silva

Uruguay Possible Lineup: Muslera – Varela, Gimenez, Godin, Caceres – Sanchez, Vecino, Bentancur, Rodriguez – Cavani, Suarez.

Portugal vs Uruguay Match Prediction

Ronaldo was not looking good in the last match and he also missed a penalty, this will definitely affect his confidence, Portugal struggled against the small teams and Uruguay is a complete team and all of them are doing what they are supposed to do. Portugal will not conceive a lot of goals but it will be harder for them to score. The last prediction is Portugal 0-1 Uruguay.

How to watch Portugal vs Uruguay | TV Listings and Channels

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