Cristiano Ronaldo's opening strike from the penalty spot made him the first male player to score in five World Cups.
Portugal have an opportunity to seal their place in the knockout rounds of the FIFA World Cup when they take on Uruguay. The Group H clash on Monday night will be an intriguing one since both sides will be eager for the three points due to contrasting reasons. A win for Portugal will secure their passage to the knockout stage and they could even clinch the top spot in the group if the other result goes in their favour. On the other hand, Uruguay were held to a goalless draw in their opener by South Korea hence they would be keen to get the three points from this fixture.
|Portugal vs Uruguay||Key details|
|Kickoff time in India||12:30 am (Tuesday)|
|Kickoff time in Portugal||7:00 pm (Monday)|
|Kickoff time in Uruguay||4:00 pm (Monday)|
|Kickoff time in Qatar||10:00 pm (Monday)|
Cristiano Ronaldo created history in the opener against Ghana. His opening strike from the penalty spot made Ronaldo the first male player to score in five World Cups. That milestone diverted the negative attention he has been receiving following his controversial departure from Manchester United. Besides, the Monday match will provide Portugal with a chance to get revenge on the South American country. Four years ago in Russia, Uruguay knocked out Portugal in the round-of-16 stage. Edinson Cavani had scored twice for them in a 2-1 win.
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There haven’t been many games between these two countries in the past, as they have rarely come up against one another. There have been only three games between them in the past, with those games producing all three possible outcomes – a win, draw and defeat. One of those fixtures was the 2018 World Cup last-16 match, which was eventually won by Uruguay. The other two were friendlies, with Portugal winning the encounter between them 3-0 in 1966.
|Total Portugal goals||5|
|Total Uruguay goals||3|
|Biggest Portugal win||3-0 (1966)|
|Biggest Uruguay win||2-1 (2018)|
|Uruguay beat Portugal||2-1|
|Uruguay draw Portugal||1-1|
|Portugal beat Uruguay||3-0|