Uruguay book quarter final date with France

Factbox - Uruguay v Portugal

World Cup: Portugal ousted by a Uruguay, superior version of themselves

Ronaldo had a great start at the tournament in Russian Federation, scoring four goals in two matches, but he was held scoreless in the next two games as Portugal lost first place in its group and eventually was eliminated by Uruguay. But the header from the Manchester City midfielder was off-target.

Now I present to you my breakdown of each game along with my most likely wrong predictions.

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Cavani is now the second highest capped Uruguayan player to feature in World Cup matches with 15, just one behind goalkeeper Fernando Muslera. "I think all of us have come here to play and when our moment comes we will be ready for it to help Portugal win", he said.

Tabarez also acknowledged his side will be facing a hard challenge in tackling France in the next round, but insisted his squad have what it takes to go all the way in this World Cup. More and more people seem to be saying Ronaldo delivers on the world stage whilst Messi falls short.

Ultimately, Uruguay were able to tempt Portugal into taking shots from distance and then smother them, blocking eight of the 20 Portuguese efforts on goal.

"This is a World Cup and Edi's form is very important, but there are players who can do it in the same way, and we hope even better than him".

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"He will have his habits, his way of speaking, but (not) the feeling. we feel differently", Suarez said.

"He is an exceptional player", said Uruguay's veteran manager Oscar Tabarez.

In total, the South Americans have conceded just one goal in the tournament so far and will back themselves to keep it tight against France as well. "But we have a very strong team in terms of our mindset".

Portugal manager Fernando Santos was hopeful that Ronaldo will continue to represent his country for some time yet, with Portugal's next challenge to defend the European Championship they won in France two years ago. It was hard because the opposition had more ball possession and were very often in our half of the pitch.

"But we'll face them as we've been doing until now".

One of the biggest storylines going into this game is the health of Cavani, who scored twice for Uruguay in their 2-1 win over Argentina.

Now with the quarterfinals set, will we see more surprises or will the favorites start to get a hold of the tournament?

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