Uruguay vs Portugal: Preview, confirmed teams and live commentary

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first_img 2 2 Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez face off as Portugal and Uruguay go head-to-head for a place in the World Cup quarter-final.Uruguay breezed through Group A, winning all three games without conceding, while Portugal were forced to settle for second place in Group B after draws with Spain and Iran. Portugal opened their World Cup campaign at Sochi – a 3-3 draw against Spain Ronaldo sits in joint-second place in the race for the World Cup Golden Boot, his four goals one shy of England’s Harry Kane.Suarez has two goals so far and will look to add to his tally while up against centre-back Pepe, who he knows all about from their El Clasico match-ups.When is Uruguay vs Portugal?This last 16 clash will kick-off at 7pm UK time on Saturday, June 30.The game is to be played at Sochi, in front of a packed-out 48,000-capacity crowd. Ronaldo’s phenomenal hat-trick against Spain proved crucial in the final group standings, sending Portugal through by a single point over Iran How can I listen?Click here to listen to our live commentary of all the action as it happens on talkSPORT.Who are the key players?No one has caused more controversy in recent World Cups than Luis Suarez. After using his hands to deny Ghana a last-minute winner in 2010, he then sunk his teeth into Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini four years later and earned himself a four-month ban. He claims he has calmed down for this tournament, and appears to be letting his football do the talking, with two well-taken strikes so far.Cristiano Ronaldo relishes the big stage like perhaps nobody else. His hat-trick against Spain in the opening Group B clash demonstrated just how unstoppable he is when in the mood, and Portugal have little hope without him in the side. After missing a penalty against Iran last time out, he has added motivation as he tries to catch Kane.What are the confirmed teams?Uruguay: Muslera, Caceres, Godin, Gimenez, Laxalt, Torreira, Vecino, Nandez, Bentancur, Suarez, Cavani.Portugal: Patrício, Ricardo Perreira, Pepe, Fonte, Guerreiro, William Carvalho, Adrien, João Mário, Bernardo Silva, Ronaldo, Gonçalo Guedes.talkSPORT are with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.last_img

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