It will be time for Cristiano Ronaldo to brush up his beautiful boots as he’ll need them the most when his side takes on an upbeat Uruguay in the round of 16 on 29th June at the Fisht Stadium. Though the Uruguayans deny any unique tactic for Cristiano Ronaldo, every fan knows half of Uruguay’s defensive line will have their task cut out in Keeping Ronaldo under control. Ronaldo announced himself in the World Cup with a stunning hat-trick against Russia and looked in ruthless form in the next two games as well. Uruguay is the only side to have not conceded a single goal in the goal-studded group stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, and it won’t be that easy for the Portuguese attack to find a way past their defense.
Cristiano Ronaldo is a man who has so often now destroyed the best of defenses in the world, and his name is enough to get the stadium sold out. In what could be the last chance for Ronaldo to lay his hands on the ultimate trophy, he has delivered in some emphatic fashion and looks primed to continue it against Uruguay as well. When he plays, no matter what the teams are, it becomes difficult to take your eyes off him. Uruguay will look to win their opening four games in a World Cup for the first time since 1930. Will Cristiano Ronaldo and his men be able to stop them from doing so? Here are all the details you need to know to get a hint of what the answer is going to look like.
Portugal 1 Uruguay 2
How to watch Portugal vs Uruguay Live Stream Online
Russia’s different time zones have made it evident for the official broadcasters to provide a high-class stream of every game online as fans won’t be able to watch most of the matches on TV. BBC, one of the oldest in the sports broadcasting industry went a step ahead and started streaming all the matches in VR (Virtual Reality) through its app.
Elsewhere, FOX Sports in America, Sony LIV in Asian Subcontinent, TSN in Canada, DirecTV in Latin America, Sky Pacific and Fiji TV in the Oceanic countries, beIN Sports in the MENA Countries along with France, Kwese Sports, Canal+, and SuperSport in Africa, Optus Sport in Australia, Mediaset in Italy and Spain, and ZDF will be officially live streaming the game between Portugal and Uruguay on their respective official websites and smartphone apps. Fans can enjoy the match via sticky bundles as well as most of the top service providers including DirecTV NOW, fubo TV, PlayStation Vue, and Sling TV will provide all the action from the quarter-final between Portugal and Uruguay along with all other games at just around 25-50$/month.
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The second round of 16 matches in the 2018 FIFA World Cup is scheduled to be played between Portugal and Uruguay at the Fisht Stadium on Thursday, June 29, 2018. The game will kick-off at 21:00 local time after the first round of 16 matches between France and Argentina. The Fisht Stadium is about to get sold out with the last few tickets made available at the counters across the city. The 44,000+ capacity stadium has hosted 4 group stage matches so far and is scheduled to host the third quarter-final on 7th July as well. Ticket prices can be checked online via FIFA’s official website.
Uruguay has heaved a sigh of relief as Jose Maria Gimenez was reported to have returned to training after getting ruled out from their win against Russia owing to a muscle injury. Portugal boasts of a full-strength squad and is least likely to shuffle with their playing XI.
Uruguay Probable XI
Muslera (GK); Varela, Gimenez, Godin, Caceres; C. Sanchez, Betancur, Vecino, R. Rodriguez; Cavani, Suarez
Portugal Probable XI
Patricio (GK); Cedric, Pepe, Fonte, Guirrero; B. Silva, Moutinho, Carvalho, A. Silva; Quaresma, Ronaldo
Uruguay has met twice before this with their last clash dating back to 1972. Of the two games, Portugal managed to win one while the other ended up in a draw. It will be for their first meeting at a World Cup.
Matches Played: 02
FIFA has made the official list of broadcasting channels for every country available on its website. The match will be broadcasted officially on TSN in Canada, FOX Sports and Telemundo in the United States, BBC in the UK, beIN Sports in France, Middle East and North African countries, Kwese Sports, Canal+, and SuperSport in the Sub-Saharan Africa, Sony Ten 2 and Sony Six in India, and Optus Sport in Australia. There will be a preview show before the match starts bringing you all the starting time update news with a panel of football experts.
Uruguay has looked pretty active in the three games they’ve played so far, but the fact that those three games were against Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Russia make their strength look a little unchallenged. Portugal, on the other hand, has faced a tough opponent in Spain and managed to come out unscathed speaking volumes of their character. If after the first two games it looked like Portugal are all about Ronaldo, Quaresma produced a peach of a goal to let people know it is not true. Keeping that plus the squad strength on paper of both sides in mind, our prediction calls it a win for Portugal.