World Cup 2022: Your complete guide to the Portugal-Uruguay match
Portugal and Uruguay will continue their World Cup campaign tonight, as they face off in their biggest group stage match. Both teams will target the top spot in Group H as they look to qualify for the knockout stage.
Portugal secured a thrilling 3-2 victory over Ghana in the opening match in Qatar, with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring the opening goal and becoming the first player to score in five World Cups. Meanwhile, Uruguay’s opening game was a little lackluster as they faced a 0-0 draw with South Korea. Despite seeing the attacking threats of Heung-min Son and Darwin Nunez on the field, the two teams became the first to not take any shots on goal throughout the match.
Ronaldo’s team is currently top of the group, while Uruguay is third, with one point. The South American national team can overtake Portugal if they win at Lusail Stadium.
Here’s everything you need to know about today’s match…
What time is the Portugal vs Uruguay match?
Portugal vs Uruguay will be played today (November 28) in the final match of the day. The confrontation is scheduled to start at 7 pm at Lusail Stadium.
Qatar Stadium is the largest stadium in the World Cup with a capacity of 88,966. It will also host the semi-finals and finals of the tournament.
How do you watch on tv
All World Cup matches are being televised this winter, with the BBC and ITV sharing the rights to show live coverage of every match. It’s ITV that will be showing the Portugal-Uruguay game this evening, with the encounter broadcast on ITV1. The match can also be broadcast live on ITVX via the official website, mobile phone or tablet and can also be accessed through the app.
Portugal will miss Danilo Pereira later today after the Paris Saint-Germain star fractured his rib during training. Danilo played in defense during the win over Ghana but is now likely to be replaced by Pepe in defence.
Ottavio and Nuno Mendes are also suspicious of the confrontation, as William Carvalho is preparing to replace the former in midfield. Despite Rafael Leao scoring his third goal and first with the first team, the striker will have to settle for a place on the bench again.
Meanwhile, Uruguay’s Ronald Araujo remains sidelined after undergoing hip surgery in September. The defender’s inclusion in the squad remains a hot topic given his current lack of fitness, with Barcelona fearing they will be forced to recover too soon. Edinson Cavani could be considered for a place in the starting line-up after the disappointing attacking performance against South Korea, but the South American side could still be with Nunez,acundo Pellestri and veteran Luis Suarez at the top.
Portugal squad predicted: Diogo Costa, Joao Cancelo, Ruben Dias, Pepe, Rafael Guerrero; Bernardo Silva, Ruben Nieves, William Carvalho; Brunoernandes, Cristiano Ronaldo, Joaoelix.
Predicted Uruguay lineup: Sergio Rochette Martín Caceres, Diego Godín, José Jimenez and Matias Oliveira; ederico Valverde, Rodrigo Bentancur, Matias Vicino; acundo Pellestri, Luis Suarez, Darwin Nunez.