FIFA 2018 Knockouts will be starting today with the first match played between France and Argentina. But, here we will talk about second match of the day Uruguay vs Portugal. This year’s World Cup prodigious performance from Portugal team dazzled the Spanish team. However, Spain managed to draw the match by 3-3. While on the other hand, Uruguay is a superb defensive unit. The centre-back Jose Gimenez will reappear after missing a match against Russia with back injury. The match will be played by a red ball designed by Adidas known as Telstar Mechta.
England has also made into the Knockouts. On other day, England lose to Belgium by 0-1 but, they already make it to Round of 16 after winning one-one match against Tunisia and Panama. Only info to known about was if they would top or finish second in their Group H. Meanwhile, Ronaldo will look for head up in the race to attain Golden Boot.
Uruguay vs Portugal: Knockout FIFA World Cup 2018, Lineups and Live TV info
Match No. 50: Uruguay vs Portugal, 30 June, 23:30
Venue: Fisht Stadium, Sochi
Uruguay (Possible starting XI): Fernando MUSLERA, Martin CACERES, Jose GIMENEZ, Diego GODIN, Nahitan NANDEZ, Matias VECINO, Lucas TORREIRA, Rodrigo BENTACUR, Diego LAXALT, Edinson CAVANI, Luis SUAREZ
Portugal (Possible starting XI): Rui PATRICIO, CEDRIC, PEPE, Jose FONTE, Raphael GUERREIRO, WILLIAM, Ricardo QUARESMA, Adrien SILVA, Joao MARIO; Goncalo GUEDES, Cristiano RONALDO
What they said:
“We will mark him [Cristiano Ronaldo] the same respect we mark everyone, despite him being a superstar. You don’t prepare a match just looking at one player.”- Sebastian Coates, Uruguay Defender.
“They are a typical South American side. It’s not just in this World Cup that they have not been conceding goals – it has been like that for the whole of 2018.”- Fernando Santos, Portugal Manager.
Broadcasting: For TV: Sony Ten 2 and Sony Ten 2 HD (in English), Sony Ten 3 and Sony Ten 3 HD (in Hndi). Live streaming for the web at Sonyliv.com
The Google stats to the second game of the day conclude as 33% in favor of Portugal and, 33% to the draw while Uruguay possession is 34%. But, we insist that Portugal will clean the ground with 1-2. Today will be Ronaldo vs Suarez and Tabarez vs Santos. Whet your appetite for the bang up encounter. The match will come down to imperceptible marginal difference.