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Uruguay vs Portugal: World Cup 2018 match preview, predicted team line-ups and more

first_img Learn the words for England’s catchy Gareth Southgate song 4 Fernando Santos (Portugal): “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.“Oscar Tabarez is the longest-serving international manager. That means he has a very strong relationship with his players.”What the players are saying:Sebastian Coates (Uruguay): “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.” ‘It could have been me’ – Allardyce admits World Cup was tough to watch LU BEAUTY You’re the one NO JOY SUPERSTITION Uruguay defender Sebastian Coates. Bruno Alves (Portugal) “I don’t think it will be a duel between Suarez and Ronaldo.“It’s a match between the two teams, Portugal and Uruguay, and we’ll do everything we can to win.”How can I listen?Click here to listen to our live commentary of the action as it happens on talkSPORT.Team newsUruguay may be able to recall centre-back Jose Gimenez after he missed the game against Russia with a back injury.Meanwhile, Portugal winger Gelson Martins and left-back Raphael Guerreiro are in contention to play after they returned to full training, but defensive midfielder William Carvalho is a doubt after he missed a training session on Thursday. Olivier Giroud confirms N’Golo Kante is the nicest man in football Fallon d’Floor Predicted teamsUruguay: Fernando Muslera; Martin Caceres, Jose Maria Gimenez, Diego Godin, Diego Laxalt; Nahitan Nandez, Matias Vecino, Lucas Torreira, Rodrigo Bentancur; Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani.Portugal: Rui Patricio; Cedric, Pepe, Jose Fonte, Raphael Guerreiro, William; Adrien Silva, Ricardo Quaresma, Joao Mario; Goncalo Guedes, Cristiano Ronaldo. It’s set to be an uncompromising battle in Sochi on Saturday night as Uruguay take on Portugal in World Cup 2018.The last 16 match could be a bruising encounter with both sides flecked with fearsome and formidable players to compliment their technical team-mates. Pure class 4 Shy guy Paul Pogba buys France World Cup winners specially designed rings diamond geezer Many believe this is a duel between Luis Suarez and Cristiano Ronaldo but to reduce it to these two men would be denigrating to their excellent compatriots who have helped them to this stage.It could be a classic in Russia and you can listen to it live on talkSPORT from 7pm.What the managers are saying:Oscar Tabarez (Uruguay): “We need to improve very quickly [from the performance against Russia], because any match in the round of 16 will be extremely difficult.“For me the holy grail of football is the word ‘balance’. When we attack we need to be able to attack, but it doesn’t come from an abstract suggestion.” Good times Watch every goal England scored at the 2018 World Cup Latest World Cup 2018 news misery Arsenal star Laurent Koscielny admits he didn’t want France to win World Cup A reminder to Liverpool fans about the very comical threat Neymar offers 4 talkSPORT are with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. Southgate makes young England fan’s day by replying to his letter Luis Suarez and Cristiano Ronaldo face each other as Uruguay play Portugal in the last 16 of World Cup 2018. 4 Ricardo Quaresma and Cristiano Ronaldo celebrate against Iran. Why does Luis Suarez kiss his wrist when he celebrates a goal? Portugal head coach Fernando Santos. Dele Alli reveals pre-match rituals and lucky charms he has before matches last_img

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