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Fernandes brace in opposition to Uruguay places Portugal by way of to final 16 | Soccer Information


Portugal’s 2-0 victory makes them the third group after France and Brazil to qualify for the World Cup knockout stage.

Bruno Fernandes scored a brace as Portugal beat Uruguay 2-0 to safe a spot within the final 16 of the World Cup with a gaggle sport to spare.

After a goalless first half on Monday by which Portugal dominated possession, the impasse was damaged within the 54th minute when a cross by Manchester United midfielder Fernandes flew into the online.

Ronaldo had initially celebrated the objective as his after the ball appeared to graze his head, however ten minutes later FIFA dominated it had been Fernandes’s objective in any case.

Uruguay rang the modifications with veteran striker Luis Suarez and Maximiliano Gomez introduced on to switch Darwin Nunez and Edinson Cavani within the 72nd minute.

However regardless of Suarez profitable a free kick with some acrobatics and Gomez rattling the publish shortly after his entry to the pitch, Uruguay couldn’t convert alternatives into objectives.

Portugal had been handed a penalty in damage time after a VAR evaluation, with Jose Maria Gimenez judged to have dealt with the ball as he fell as Fernandes knocked it previous him within the penalty space.

Fernandes scored the penalty to place Portugal into the spherical of 16. Uruguay languish on the backside of Group H, however might nonetheless qualify in the event that they beat Ghana on Friday and Portugal win or draw in opposition to South Korea.

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