How Uruguay can get the best of Portugal

Iranian fans try to keep Ronaldo awake so he doesn’t destroy them in World Cup

Iranian fans try to keep Ronaldo awake so he doesn’t destroy them in World Cup

Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez claims his team will not "lose sleep" over Cristiano Ronaldo, despite admitting that stopping the Portugal captain is too much to ask of a single player ahead of the World Cup round-of-16 clash in Sochi.

If Uruguayan defenders manage to get the best of Cristiano Ronaldo and get him sent off early in the game, it might be effectively game over for Portugal in Russian Federation.

This is a World Cup.

"These are different circumstance of course, the hosts have huge support and they've had a very good tournament, while Uruguay has high quality and top-notch players and they're all excellent - but Portugal too".

"We all try to do our best for our team". Aside from that there are no fresh worries for the south Americans.

Where is FIFA World Cup 2018 Uruguay vs Portugal Round of 16 match? "I think we will win, but you can't forget you can only win if you play well and I think we'll play well".

Uruguay won all three of their group matches, beating hosts Russian Federation 3-0 in their last outing, and are the only team yet to concede a goal at the tournament.

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Unlikely to concede at the back, they also have a forward line that is the envy of nearly every other nation at the World Cup. It also put host Russian Federation into the next round while eliminating both Saudi Arabia and Egypt at the same time .

His partnership with Cavani will provide a stern test to a Portuguese defence that was picked apart by Spain and given a fright by Iran in their last group game.

Portugal will be looking to progress past the round of sixteen for only the second time in their history when they take on Uruguay on Saturday evening.

Ronaldo is known to get visibly frustrated when he fails to score or make an impact in the game while Suarez's antics are known to all.

"I believe Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the best strikers in the world", Tabarez said.

Both men missed out on the knockout phase in Brazil four years ago, with Suarez banned after biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini earlier on while Portugal were knocked out in the first round.

La Celeste have yet to allow a goal, their back line anchored by captain Diego Godin and his Atletico Madrid teammate Jose Maria Gimenez, who missed the squad's final group game against Russian Federation with a thigh injury.

"We are defending and working for our national team".

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