Cavani double carries Uruguay to World Cup quarter-finals

01 July, 2018, 15:28 | Author: Judy Cobb
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Our recommended way to watch the Portugal vs Uruguay World Cup soccer game online without cable is via Hulu Live TV with complete World Cup coverage.

The teams will face off at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday in Sochi, Russia, in the 2018 World Cup Round of 16.

Uruguay boss Oscar Tabarez admits he's sweating on the fitness of Edinson Cavani after his match-winning display against Portugal.

The victor of Uruguay vs. Portugal will take on the victor of France vs. Argentina in the quarterfinals.

This could be the end of Cristiano Ronaldo, who at 33, must know he cannot get his hands on the biggest football prize anymore and he still failed to score in the second round of the FIFA World Cup.

So, both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have been knocked out of the World Cup on the very same day.

It was from another sort of dead-ball delivery that Portugal found a chink in the armour, Pepe equalising with a header from a corner after the break. He also joined Pele, Miroslav Klose and Uwe Seeler as the only players to score in four World Cups. Messi on the other hand only managed one. It was two weeks ago that Ronaldo scored a hat trick in the same stadium against Spain, stroking his chin after the first goal to imply he was the "greatest of all time".

"This is a World Cup and of course we're all defending and we're all working for our national teams, and that's the essential aspect".

But Santos said he still hopes to see the 33-year-old add to his 154 caps and 85 global goals. The quarter-final clash that I might see from the Fisht stadium would feature either Spain or Russian Federation against Croatia or Denmark.

Sebastian Coates had started in his place and, had he started, Ronaldo would have relished the chance to play against him.

The spirit with which they play, sticking into tackles, putting their bodies on the line to get to the ball and working hard for their teammates sets them apart from nearly all other teams in the draw, and gives them an added edge besides just the football playing.

That "look" at an opponent before challenging for an aerial ball wins him countless fouls and loose balls, allowing Uruguay to get their shape back as they come under the inevitable pressure their style permits.

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