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Uruguay qualifiers to World Cup quarter-finals after 2-1 win over Portugal

Uruguay is the second team through to the World Cup quarter-finals a 2-1 victory over Portugal.

Edinson Cavani scored twice to anchor Uruguay's way to the World Cup last eight as Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal slammed out of the competition in a 2-1 crush. 

Cavani gave Uruguay a seventh-minute lead before Pepe equalised 10 minutes after half-time, yet a 67th-minute victor anchored Uruguay's place in the quarter-finals where they will face France on Friday.
Uruguay invited back the focal defender Jose Giménez for their World Cup last‑16 clash in Sochi. The Atlético Madrid star missed the 3-0 triumph against Russia yet he supplanted Sebastian Coates in the main change to Uruguay side which again observed Cavani and Luis Suárez lead the assault.

Portugal rolled out three improvements from the XI which drew 1-1 with Iran on Monday to anchor the second spot in Group B.

Ronaldo wore the armband as the European champions got Ricardo, Goncalo Guedes and Manchester City's Bernardo Silva, with Cédric Soares, Ricardo Quaresma and André Silva dropping out.

Uruguay took a seventh-minute lead through Cavani's short proximity header. He splashed a brilliant inclining ball to Suárez before breaking into the zone and completing his kindred forward's cross at the far post.

Portugal had begun brilliantly with Fernando Muslera holding Ronaldo's 20-yard attempt.

Cavani's goal was the distinction at half-time. Uruguay had not surrendered in their past six games, and it appeared as an active resistance disappointed Ronaldo and friends.

Portugal enhanced after the restart, and they were rewarded when Pepe headed an equaliser on 55 minutes. Uruguay was discovered snoozing from a short corner, and Raphael Guerreiro's cross cleared the head of Ronaldo before the inside back Pepe gave Muslera no possibility.

Yet, Uruguay was back in front seven minutes after the fact when Rodrigo Betancur liberated Cavani, and the Paris Saint‑Germain striker twisted home his second of the ni
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