Uruguay knockout Portugal from World Cup

20 minute: Free-kick to Uruguay Suarez goes down after a challenge from Raphael Guerreiro. But it is so much more than that.

Traditionally, both nations have had to battle for acceptance and respect from bigger, more successful neighbours in Europe and South America, so it has been a necessity at times to blend steel with style.

However, they have lost their last three games in the World Cup knockout stages (one goal scored, five conceded). That is the message from Portugal coach Fernando Santos to his team ahead of Saturday's World Cup last-16 clash in Sochi.

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo has played 514 minutes (five matches) of football in the knockout stages of the World Cup, but has failed to score or provide an assist. That means he has 85 global goals, more than any other male European player in history.

The couple are pictured left celebrating after Real Madrid won the Champion's League against Liverpool earlier this year.

This was Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo's 38th game in World Cups/European Championships - no player has played in more across the two competitions (equal with Bastian Schweinsteiger).

Today, Gimenez is set to rejoin Godin in central defence after missing the 3-0 victory over Russian Federation due to injury.

Uruguay v/s Portugal football match will be in English on Sony Ten 2, Sony Ten 2 HD. That, and the VAR-awarded late spot-kick for the Iranians, condemned the defending European champions to this tie rather than a meeting with the hosts in Moscow. Again, Portugal go short, Uruguay snuff out the danger though. Diego Laxalt, 14. Lucas Torreira, 8.

Uruguay will be sweating on Cavani's fitness for the next round after he left the match midway through the second half with an injury, though. Suarez tried a similar effort to the free-kick he scored against Russian Federation - and nearly pulled it off again.

GOAL! And just like that, Uruguay hit the front!

85 - And a Portugal sub in, Manuel Fernandes replaces Joao Mario.

The best players in the world put in a tremendous amount of hard work every day to maintain their supremacy at the top and they equally enjoy it when their input to the game pays dividends.

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