Portugal vs Uruguay will face off in their last 16 tie at the Fisht Olympic Stadium on Saturday in a huge clash that will see the winners take on either France or Argentina in the quarter-finals.
Uruguay are on a perfect winning streak having won all three of their group stage games against Russia, Egypt and Saudi Arabia and are a side gaining momentum as they continue to progress through the tournament.
Portugal is slated to take on Uruguay in a much-anticipated match as the knockout stage gets underway. Here’s all you need to know about when it’s on, how to watch, match odds and more.
Portugal take on Uruguay at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi in the 2018 World Cup Round of 16. It shapes up as in intriguing battle with wily coaches Fernando Santos and Óscar Tabárez coming face to face.
Portugal started their Russia campaign strongly with a 3-3 tie over Spain and a 1-0 win over Morocco, but their recent fixture against Iran – which ended 1-1 – was bathed in controversy during the dying seconds as the opposing team was awarded a penalty through VAR.
Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to step up for Portugal after scoring four goals this tournament and will face off against forwards Luis Suarez of Barcelona and Paris-Saint Germain’s Edinson Cavani.
There are no new injury concerns for Portugal manager Fernando Santos, though Goncalo Guedes could return to the side up front.
Potential Portugal XI: Patricio, Cedric, Pepe, Fonte, Guerreiro, B. Silva, Carvalho, Moutinho, Fernandes, Ronaldo, Guedes.
Defender Jose Maria Gimenez may return to the side after being ruled out for Uruguay’s final group stage match against Russia due to injury.
Potential Uruguay XI: Muslera; Caceres, Gimenez, Godin, Laxalt; Nandez, Vecino, Torreira, Bentancur; Suarez, Cavani.
Uruguay vs Portugal promises to be a thriller. Through our guide, you can use different ways to catch live coverage of knockout match from anywhere in the world.