Portugal 2-0 Uruguay LIVE! Fernandes brace - World Cup 2022 result, match stream and latest updates today

Portugal 2-0 Uruguay LIVE! Fernandes brace - World Cup 2022 result, match stream and latest updates today

Portugal beat Uruguay 2-0 on Monday with two goals from midfielder Bruno Fernandes to become the third team after France and Brazil to qualify for the World Cup knockout stage.

The Europeans had dominated possession before Fernandes’ 54th minute cross floated past Uruguayan goalkeeper Sergio Rochet, who was rooted to the spot as Cristiano Ronaldo rose to head the ball and initially celebrated the goal as his.

Fernandes scored the second in injury time after a penalty was awarded for handball following a video review.

Uruguay, who had knocked Portugal out of the 2018 World Cup, will rue a string of chances on the break: midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur skipped past three players only to see his shot brilliantly saved, Maxi Gomez hit the post and Luis Suarez shot into the side netting.

Portugal’s second win in two games put them top of Group H on six points and heading into the last 16. Uruguay, third on one point, must beat Ghana in their final group game to have a chance of progressing.

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Portugal 2 - 0 Uruguay

Portugal player ratings: Fernandes shines as Ronaldo claims his goal

21:09 , Jonathan Gorrie

Bruno Fernandes may have one or two goals on the night for Portugal - and was unlucky not to grab a third - but was still the star man on the night at Uruguay were beaten at the World Cup.

Cristiano Ronaldo ran off celebrating the opening goal but was not officially awarded it after his header was adjudged to have failed to meet Fernandes’s cross.

Portugal then won a penalty which Fernandes dispatched with Ronaldo off the pitch, settling nerves to seal his nation’s spot in the knockout stage. Uruguay will need to beat Ghana to get through Group H and avoid their first World Cup group stage exit since 2002.

Nizaar Kinsella was at Lusail Stadium following a Ronaldo-led Portugal side.

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Full match report

21:05 , Jonathan Gorrie

Bruno Fernandes scored twice as Portugal beat Uruguay to progress into the last World Cup’s last-16.

The opening 45 minutes had perhaps been the most turgid of the tournament so far. A game dominated by seasoned veterans looking for a last dance, the tempo was something approaching that of a waltz, with only Rodrigo Bentancur going close to breaking the deadlock by gliding through the Portuguese defence.

Unlike club level this season, however, the Tottenham midfielder could not finish and struck tamely at Diogo Costa.

Read Jonathan Gorrie’s full match report here!

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FT: Portugal 2-0 Uruguay

21:01 , Jonathan Gorrie

Portugal through as Uruguay face HUGE Ghana grudge match.

GOAL! Portugal 2-0 Uruguay | Bruno Fernandes ‘90

20:51 , Jonathan Gorrie

90:00 - No doubt about that one as Fernandes scores!

PENALT TO PORTUGAL!

20:49 , Jonathan Gorrie

90:00 - Gimenez done (harshly) for a handball!

VAR check!

20:48 , Jonathan Gorrie

Handball against Uruguay!

Portugal’s squad so strong

20:44 , Jonathan Gorrie

84:00 - To bring on Paulinha and Nunes to see a game out is a huge boost to Santos. Even if the Selecao aren’t as entertaining as they could be, there’s so much to steel to compliment their style going forward.

Portugal changes

20:41 , Jonathan Gorrie

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CHANCE FOR URUGUAY!

20:36 , Jonathan Gorrie

77:00 - Suarez hits the side netting from point-blank range!

CHANCE FOR URUGUAY!

20:33 , Jonathan Gorrie

74:00 - Gomez hits the post! Great work from Pellistri

Here comes Suarez!

20:32 , Jonathan Gorrie

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UPDATE: Bruno Fernandes’ goal

20:26 , Jonathan Gorrie

67:00 - Sure Ronaldo will be delighted!

Uruguay stepping up

20:25 , Jonathan Gorrie

65:00 - Pellistri and Cavani have gone for it in recent minutes, dragging Portugal deeper than they have been all match.

Must be time for Suarez soon?!

Half chance for Uruguay

20:20 , Jonathan Gorrie

60:00 - Nunez snatches a shot and drags it wide.

Nizaar Kinsella at Lusail Stadium

20:17 , Jonathan Gorrie

Unclear whether the goal is Cristiano Ronaldo’s or Bruno Fernandes’s... the striker claimed it but the stadium announcer isn’t having it and offered it to the midfielder who crossed it in.

GOAL! Portugal 1-0 Uruguay | Cristiano Ronaldo ‘53

20:13 , Jonathan Gorrie

53:00 - BOOM!

Ronaldo nods in from a Bruno Fernandes cross.

Perhaps Manchester United should take a look at the forward?

CHANCE FOR PORTUGAL!

20:10 , Jonathan Gorrie

51:00 - Felix hits the side netting with Fernandes free in the box! Poor decision.

PITCH INTRUDER

20:10 , Jonathan Gorrie

50:00 - Finally. something of note in the second-half!

Back underway!

20:05 , Jonathan Gorrie

Surely there’s more to come from this!

Nizaar Kinsella at Lusail Stadium

19:59 , Jonathan Gorrie

It’s a shame to see Nuno Mendes go off after the 20-year-old excelled on his World Cup debut. The Portugal attacks have been largely weighted down the left and he is largely the reason why.

HT: Portugal 0-0 Uruguay

19:49 , Jonathan Gorrie

Far from a classic, with Bentancur the standout so far.

Portugal injury blow

19:42 , Jonathan Gorrie

41:00 - Nuno Mendes in tears as he comes off of for Guerriro.

Ronaldo chance!

19:38 , Jonathan Gorrie

37:00 - The Portugal great brings the ball down on his chest and almost gets a shot off, though loses his balance before he can pull the trigger.

Brilliant from Bentancur

19:36 , Jonathan Gorrie

35:00 - Another driving run almost plays Nunez in! The Tottenham star has taken this game by the scruff of its neck.

CHANCE FOR URUGUAY!

19:32 , Jonathan Gorrie

32:00 - Brilliant run from Bentancur, who somehow glides between Portugal defenders but shoots straight at Costa!

Approaching 30 minutes

19:27 , Jonathan Gorrie

26:00 - And not a lot has happened. Uruguay need to start coming out, a draw is fine for Portugal.

Nizaar Kinsella at Lusail Stadium

19:25 , Jonathan Gorrie

Interesting to see Chelsea have drawn Manchester City away in the FA Cup third round... yes, that draw was distracting.

A Ronaldo free-kick....

19:18 , Jonathan Gorrie

17:00 - Straight into the wall. Typical.

Ronaldo really pulling out the tricks tonight

19:15 , Jonathan Gorrie

14:00 - Now a no-look pass!

Nizaar Kinsella at Lusail Stadium

19:12 , Jonathan Gorrie

Worth noting that Uruguay have changed formation from 4-3-3 in the first game to a 3-5-2 with Edinson Cavani up front alongside Darwin Nunez.

CHANCE FOR URUGUAY!

19:12 , Jonathan Gorrie

11:00 - Gimenez heads over from a corner after Nunez drags Portugal to the byline.

Brilliant atmosphere here tonight.

Portugal going through the gears

19:10 , Jonathan Gorrie

09:00 - Silva, Fernandes and Felix starting to get on the ball just in front of the Uruguayan box. Only takes one of them to do something special, despite the presence of Godin and Jimenez.

Nizaar Kinsella at Lusail Stadium

19:08 , Jonathan Gorrie

Ruben Dias just went down under the slightest contact from Rodrigo Bentancur to get him booked. This will really be the sh**house derby so expect nothing less. Just sad that we’ve been denied Luis Suarez who is on the bench and would have been the perfect protagonist.

Nizaar Kinsella at Lusail Stadium

19:06 , Jonathan Gorrie

Wow, that’s really quite special from Cristiano Ronaldo to give the fans what they wanted. He just shouldered a pass 15 yards in the air to William Carvalho who sadly volleyed over or it would have gone down as one of the greatest ever assists and goals.

Good work from Portugal

19:04 , Jonathan Gorrie

03:00 - Brilliant lay-off from Ronaldo and Carvalho hits a volley, which duly sails over the bar.

First foray forward

19:03 , Jonathan Gorrie

02:00 - Olivera plays the ball into Cavani, who sees his shot sail off target.

Godin vs Ronaldo

19:02 , Jonathan Gorrie

01:00 - A titantic tussle ten years ago, though more an exhibition bout these days!

KICK-OFF

19:00 , Jonathan Gorrie

Away we go!

Anthems done

18:58 , Jonathan Gorrie

Lots and lots and losts of passion from the Uruguay players. Going to be some early crunchers, you can feel it.

Nizaar Kinsella at Lusail Stadium

18:54 , Jonathan Gorrie

The 89,000-seater stadium at Lusail isn’t full for Portugal versus Uruguay but that’s not to say Cristiano Ronaldo isn’t a big attraction.Almost every with a name on the back had his name on it when I walked into this arena.

Gearing up now

18:49 , Jonathan Gorrie

Three points in the battle of the old masters would take Portugal through into the knockout rounds and make Uruguay’s grudge match with Ghana even tastier...

Cavani looking to make history

18:40 , Jonathan Gorrie

The Valencia forward could become the first Uruguayan to score in FOUR different World Cups.

Head to head (h2h) history and results

18:22 , Jonathan Gorrie

Portugal wins: 1

Draws: 1

Uruguay wins: 1

Gary Neville reveals Cristiano Ronaldo latest

18:18 , Jonathan Gorrie

Former teammates at Manchester United, it’s fair to say the two are no longer the closest...

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Fernandes: Ronaldo situation not ‘uncomfortable’ for Portugal

17:59 , Jonathan Gorrie

Bruno Fernandes has insisted Cristiano Ronaldo’s acrimonious exit from Manchester United has not created an awkward atmosphere in the Portugal camp.

Following his explosive interview ahead of the World Cup, in which Ronaldo accused Erik ten Hag of disrespecting him and hit out at a number of senior figures at the club, it was always likely that the 37-year-old has played his final match for United.

That has proved to be the case, with it announced on Tuesday that Ronaldo had left the club with immediate effect. Both parties described it as a “mutual agreement”.

There were suggestions that Fernandes had given Ronaldo a frosty reception when the pair met having joined up with the national team, though that has since been downplayed. United full-back Diogo Dalot is also in the Portugal squad, with the situation certainly an unwanted one for boss Fernando Santos.

Portugal get their World Cup campaign underway on Thursday when they face Ghana, before fixtures against Uruguay and South Korea, as they look to go all the way in football’s biggest tournament for the first time in their history.

Speaking ahead of his country’s opening Group H match, Fernandes revealed he has not held discussions with Ronaldo over his United departure and insisted the squad were not giving any thought to club matters.

“We haven’t discussed the topic - we are all focused on the national team and the World Cup,” Fernandes said.

“You know how important playing for Portugal is for Cristiano and for all of us. It is the dream of every player. Our focus is 100% on the national team and we are all aware of what we have to do.

“I don’t feel uncomfortable. It was a privilege to play with Cristiano and a dream at the club. Cristiano has always been an inspiration for me, it was a dream to be able to play with him at Man Utd, but we know nothing lasts forever.

“It was good while it lasted but we have to respect his decision, regardless of us agreeing or not. We know it might be difficult to make decisions but these must be for the best of our families.”

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Confirmed Portugal lineup

17:47 , Jonathan Gorrie

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Luis Suarez DROPPED!

17:39 , Jonathan Gorrie

Well, at least he’s prone to taking these kind of things in his stride...

Confirmed Uruguay lineup

17:36 , Jonathan Gorrie

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Luis Suarez to Inter Miami?

17:30 , Jonathan Gorrie

The Times suggest Luis Suarez could join Inter Miami alongside old friends Lionel Messi and Cesc Fabregas.

Phil Neville is going to have some team in MLS, with Kieran Gibbs and Ryan Shawcross holding the defence together...

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Portugal injury news: Unclear how Danilo was injured

17:15 , Jonathan Gorrie

Santos also added the Portugal camp have simply no idea how Danilo broke ribs in training.

“It is a type of injury that no one can explain. We don’t understand how that could have happened,” said Santos.

“It’s normal these injuries happen but we didn’t see how it happened exactly. Initially we did not think it was a very serious one.

“We had a few exams to see if he was breathing properly and apparently that was the case, but afterwards we saw it was more serious. We are following it up.

“I am not a doctor so can’t talk about it in detail but as far as I know he is evolving positively. We are expecting to have him [back] soon but if not we have three other midfielders who can replace him.

“We do not need to have any drama or cry over it. We are very sad for him. We have to think of him as a human being beyond being a player.

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Santos wary of Uruguay’s threat

17:06 , Jonathan Gorrie

Portugal coach Fernando Santos, meanwhile, is wary of Uruguay’s threat on the counter. Clearly, he did not watch Luis Suarez against South Korea...

"We will have to be very careful because they can press their opponents really intensely, force them into errors and then hit them hard," Santos said.

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Uruguay want 2018 repeat

16:55 , Jonathan Gorrie

After beating the Selecao in the round-of-16 four years ago, Uruguay are looking for a repeat.

Manager Diego Alonso, however, isn’t resting on such laurels.

About what happened four years ago, it’s a different match, we have different players, it will be a completely different match," Alonso said.

"Portugal have a very good squad, they have excellent players, they have a wonderful coach with wide experience.

"That makes them a dangerous team. On the other hand, we also have our own weapons. We will try to win, we will bring our A game."

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Harry Maguire taking inspiration from Manchester United team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo amid criticism

16:46 , Jonathan Gorrie

Harry Maguire is inspired by how his former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo handles criticism ahead of his 50th cap for England.

The 29-year-old has been the most debated team selection for Gareth Southgate before the World Cup in Qatar.

However, he justified his selection with a positive display in the 6-2 win over Iran on the opening day and is now in line to face the USA tomorrow at Al Bayt Stadium.

Ahead of the match, Maguire addressed the ongoing criticism he receives from both his own and opposition supporters. “Of course, as a footballer, no one likes being criticised,” Maguire said. “But it is part and parcel of the game. I have played with Cristiano Ronaldo over the last couple of years and he is one of the greatest footballers to kick a football.

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Portugal-Uruguay full of nostalgia as old masters of dark arts collide

16:39 , Jonathan Gorrie

In a World Cup of last dances, this has the potential to be the fieriest of tangos.

Qatar 2022 was, long before it began, billed as the final curtain call on the international stage for a host of generation-defining footballers: Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Robert Lewandowski, Luka Modric and Gareth Bale, to name but a few.

But when Uruguay meet Portugal in Doha this evening, two of modern football’s great dark artists will take the floor. Luis Suarez, the 21st century’s signature World Cup super-villain, and Pepe, who in deputising for the injured Danilo will become the third-oldest outfield player ever to appear at the tournament, three months short of his 40th birthday. “He is a monster,” Portugal boss Fernando Santos said of Pepe yesterday. “He’s going to play, for sure. He’s always ready.”

Read Malik Ouzia’s full feature here!

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Prediction: Narrow Portugal win

16:32 , Jonathan Gorrie

With neither side particularly free-flowing, it’s hard to imagine the most exciting of games.

Still, Portugal have more dynamic options in attack, capable of moments of magic.

Portugal to win, 1-0.

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Uruguay team news: Suarez might be dropped

16:31 , Jonathan Gorrie

Uruguay are again set to be without centre-back Ronald Araujo, who underwent thigh surgery in September and is not expected to be fit.

Following an ineffective performance last time out, Luis Suarez could be dropped.

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Portugal team news: Veteran Pepe could start

16:30 , Jonathan Gorrie

Portugal are ready to unleash 39-year-old Pepe against Uruguay.

Head coach Fernando Santos described Pepe as a “monster” ahead of the Group F clash and he is set for an intriguing head-to-head battle with Luis Suarez.

Portugal are expected to be without Danilo Pereira for the rest of the World Cup after the Paris Saint-Germain star fractured his ribs in training.

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Where to watch Portugal vs Uruguay

16:30 , Jonathan Gorrie

TV channel: In the UK, Portugal vs Uruguay is being broadcast live and free-to-air on ITV, with coverage beginning at 6:10pm.

Live stream: You can also catch the game live online via ITVX or the ITV website.

LIVE coverage: Follow all the action with Standard Sport’s match blog. Nizaar Kinsella will be providing expert analysis from the venue.

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Welcome

16:23 , Jonathan Gorrie

Good afternoon and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Portugal’s meeting with Uruguay.

Kick-off inside the Lusail Iconic Stadium is at 7pm GMT.

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