Portugal will square off against Uruguay in their second encounter of the FIFA World Cup 2022 Group H on November 29 at the Lusail Iconic Stadium in Lusail, Qatar. The match is scheduled to begin at 12:30 AM Indian Standard Time (IST).
The Portugal national football team began their quest for the maiden World Cup title with an entertaining 3-2 win over Ghana.
After a goalless first half, Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 65th minute, becoming the first men’s player to score in five consecutive World Cups in the process.
The lead, however, was short-lived as Ghana striker Andre Ayew equalised eight minutes later only for the Portuguese attackers Joao Felix and Rafael Leao to put Portugal 3-1 ahead shortly after.
The clash was all set for an exciting finish after substitute Osman Bukari pulled one back for Ghana in the 89th minute. Nonetheless, following 11 minutes of extra time, the scoreline remained unchanged and the World no. 9 team walked away with a victory.
As far as the Uruguay national football team is concerned, they played out a goalless draw against South Korea in their first match of the tournament.
There weren’t many clear-cut chances for both the teams, although La Celeste hit the post twice in either half through captain Diego Godin and Federico Valverde.
Uruguay now face Cristiano Ronaldo-led Portugal, who will look to go all out for three points to boost their chances for a Round of 16 berth.
The two-time champions need a win to have an edge over other group members in hope of a knockouts berth.
Portugal vs Uruguay head-to-head
The two teams have faced each other on just three instances in the past.
While Portugal won a friendly match 3-0 way back in 1966, Uruguay ended the Fernando Santos-led side’s dream of a first World Cup title by winning 2-1 in the 2018 edition’s Round of 16.
The other match, which took place in July 1972, ended in a 1-1 draw.
Where to watch Portugal vs Uruguay FIFA World Cup 2022 match live in India?
The Portugal vs Uruguay FIFA World Cup 2022 match will be telecast live on Sports18 and Sports18 HD TV channels in India.
Live streaming of Portugal vs Uruguay match in the FIFA World Cup 2022 will be available on the Jio Cinema app and website.
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