Portugal vs Uruguay Match Details
Match: Portugal vs Uruguay, 32nd match | Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup
Date: 29 November 2022
Time: 1.00 AM (GMT+6), 12.30 AM (GMT+5.5)
Venue: Lusail Stadium, Qatar
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Portugal and Uruguay will face each other in Group H matches in World Cup football popularly known as The Greatest Show on Earth.
In their first match, Ronaldo’s Portugal won 3-2 against Ghana. On the other hand, Uruguay drew goalless with South Korea. Both the teams failed to prove their class in the first match. Portugal faced a tough test despite picking up a win against a weak Ghana. On the other hand, Uruguay failed to find to goalpost against South Korea.
The second match of both the teams becomes crucial for securing a ticket to the last sixteen of the World Cup.
Ghana fought against a relatively strong opponent, Portugal. However, the weak performance of the team was overshadowed by the performance of Ronaldo, the key player of the team. But it remains to be seen how much Portugal can survive against the strong strikers of Uruguay.
Portugal, the 9th team in FIFA ranking, is going to face the 14th team, Uruguay. No doubt it will be a tough test for both the teams.
Portugal vs Uruguay Match Key Points
Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the best players of the present time, scored for Portugal in their first match. He has scored in 5 consecutive World Cups. Through this, he started his last World Cup auspiciously. The goal from the penalty was his 118th goal for the team. He will want to shine in the second match as well. When Cristiano Ronaldo shines, the outcome of the match is very much predicted.
On the other hand, Uruguay proved their solid defense against South Korea. It remains to be seen how intact that defensive fortress remains in front of a world star like Cristiano Ronaldo. In addition, there are players like Nunez, Suarez, Cavani in the Uruguay team. Those who can make new history in their day. But the spotlight will be on Nunez among the stars of Uruguay. Much of Uruguay’s success depends on him.
Portugal and Uruguay have met three times so far. Where both teams have won equally. The remaining match was a draw. Uruguay beat Portugal 2-1 in the 2018 World Cup.
Portugal vs Uruguay Team News
Pepe could be seen in the starting XI in place of Danilo. Ronald Arazu, on the other hand, has yet to recover. So, it is unlikely that he will be seen before the knockout.
Portugal vs Uruguay squad
Goalkeepers: Diogo Costa (Porto), Jose Sa (Wolverhampton), Rui Patrício (Roma)
Defenders: Joao Cancelo (Manchester City), Pepe (Porto), Ruben Dias (Manchester City), Danilo Pereira (PSG), Antonio Silva (Benfica), Diogo Dalot (Manchester United), Nuno Mendes (PSG), Raphael Guerreiro (Borussia Dortmund)
Midfielders: William Carvalho (Betis), Joao Mario (Benfica), Vitinha (PSG), Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United), Joao Palhinha (Fulham), Bernardo Silva (Manchester City), Otavio (Porto), Matheus Nunes (Wolverhampton), Ruben Neves (Wolverhampton)
Attackers: Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United), Ricardo Horta (Braga), Andre Silva (RB Leipzig), Joao Felix (Atlético de Madrid), Rafael Leao (Milan), Goncalo Ramos (Benfica)
Goalkeepers: Fernando Muslera (Galatasaray), Sergio Rochet (Nacional), Sebastian Sosa (Independiente)
Defenders: Diego Godin (Velez Sarsfield), Guillermo Varela (Flamengo), Marten Caceres (Los Angeles Galaxy), Jose Maria Gimenez (Atletico de Madrid), Sebastián Coates (Sporting), Jose Luis Rodreguez (Nacional), Ronald Araujo (Barcelona), Mathias Olivera (Napoli), Matias Vina (Roma)
Midfielders: Matias Vecino (LazioNicolas de la Cruz (River Plate), Agustin Canobbio (Athletico Paranaense), Giorgian de Arrascaeta (Flamengo), ), Lucas Torreira (Galatasaray), Manuel Ugarte (Sporting), Federico Valverde (Real Madrid), Rodrigo Bentancur (Tottenham Hotspur)
Forwards: Facundo Pellistri (Manchester United), Facundo Torres (Orlando City), Maximiliano Gomez (Trabzonspor), Luis Suarez (Nacional), Darwin Nunez (Liverpool), Edinson Cavani (Valencia)
Portugal vs Uruguay Prediction
Scorecard: Portugal 1-1 Uruguay
After a shaky performance in the first match, both teams will be looking to bounce back in this match. Gathering of the world’s best stars can be seen in both the teams. Whoever clicks can decide the outcome of the match. However, considering the statistics and recent form, the match is likely to be a draw.