Portugal vs Uruguay final score, result: Bruno Fernandes double takes Portugal into World Cup round of 16

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Portugal vs Uruguay final score, result: Bruno Fernandes double takes Portugal into World Cup round of 16

A second-half double from Bruno Fernandes took Portugal into the Round of 16 at World Cup 2022 and left Uruguay’s hopes of joining them in progressing from Group H hanging by a thread.

Portugal had dominated possession and territory in the first half but without creating clear chances, the best coming early on from Ronaldo’s improvised shoulder layoff, William Carvalho unable to keep his volley down.

In contrast, Uruguay looked short of attacking threat but went closest to taking a first-half lead, Rodrigo Bentancur picking the ball up inside his own half and driving through the heart of the Portugal backline, only to shoot straight at Diogo Costa with just the goalkeeper to beat.

The pattern continued into the second period, Joao Felix firing into the side-netting after a swift break had allowed Portugal to outnumber their opponents, but Uruguay failed to heed the warning and duly fell behind a few moments later.

Fernandes was allowed the time to line up a cross on the left side and Ronaldo, played onside by Guillermo Varela, ghosted in to seemingly flick the ball past Sergio Rochet, although a subsequent review decided he had not touched the ball and awarded the goal to Fernandes instead.

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Uruguay tried to up the pressure in response, Maxi Gomez curling against the upright after fine work from fellow substitute Facundo Pellestri, before Luis Suarez fired just wide from inside the area and Giorgian de Arrascaeta was denied by a diving Costa.

That was as good as it got for the South Americans, whose hopes were finally finished off in added time. A sliding Jose Maria Gimenez was adjudged, after a VAR check, to have handled as he challenged Fernandes, who duly sent Rochet the wrong way from the spot to wrap up Portugal’s win and place in the last 16.

The Manchester United midfielder twice went close to completing a hat-trick in the closing stages.

Uruguay’s hopes of joining their conquerors in progressing from Group H now depend on them beating Ghana in their final fixture and hoping South Korea do not do likewise against Portugal.

The Sporting News tracked live scoring updates and highlights for Portugal vs Uruguay at the 2022 World Cup. Follow below for complete results from the Group H match in Qatar.

MORE: Ghana see off South Korea in five-goal thriller

Portugal vs Uruguay final score

  1H 2H Final
Portugal 0 2 2
Uruguay 0 0 0

Goals:
POR — Fernandes (54 mins)
POR — Fernandes (90+3 mins)

Confirmed lineups:

Portugal (4-2-3-1, right to left): 22. Costa (GK) — 20. Cancelo, 3. Pepe, 4. Dias, 19. Mendes (5-Guerreiro 42′) — 14. Carvalho (6. Palhinha 82′), 18. Neves (15. Leao 69′) — 10. B. Silva, 8. B. Fernandes, 11. Felix (23. Nunes 82′) — 7. Ronaldo (26. Ramos 82′)

Uruguay (3-5-2, right to left): 23. Rochet (GK) — 19. Coates, 3. Godin (8. Pellistri 62′), 2. Gimenez — 13. Varela, 6. Bentancur, 15. Valverde, 5. Vecino (10. De Arrascaeta 62′), 16. Olivera (17. Vina 86′) — 11. Nunez (18. Gomez 72′), 21. Cavani (9. Suarez 72′)

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Team PTS GP W L D GF GA GD
1. Portugal 6 2 2 0 0 5 2 +3
2. Ghana 3 2 1 0 1 5 5 0
3. S. Korea 1 2 0 1 1 2 3 -1
4. Uruguay 1 2 0 1 1 0 2 -2

Portugal vs Uruguay as it happened, highlights from 2022 World Cup

FULLTIME Portugal are through to the Round of 16 thanks to a second-half double from Bruno Fernandes, while Uruguay’s hopes of joining them in progressing from Group H depend on them beating Ghana in their final fixture and hoping South Korea do not do likewise against Portugal.

POST! 90+9 mins: And this time Bruno Fernandes is denied by the base of the upright as he lines up a shot from the edge of the penalty area!

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90+8 mins: Bruno Fernandes is only denied a hat-trick by the left leg of Sergio Rochet, the goalkeeper blocking a fierce volley from a tight angle at his near post.

90+6 mins: Portugal happy to play out time now, while Uruguay are a beaten side.

GOAL! 90+3 mins: No mistake from Bruno Fernandes, who sends Sergio Rochet the wrong way from the spot. The goalkeeper dives to his left as the ball goes to his right, and surely that’s the points for Portugal.

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PENALTY! 90 mins: After a VAR check, a penalty to Portugal is awarded!

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88 mins: Bruno Fernandes wants a penalty for handball as he dribbles through. The ball does strike the left arm of Jose Maria Gimenez as he goes to ground challenging…but whether he meant it is another question.

85 mins: Just as if it looked like Uruguay were working up a head of steam ahead of the closing stages, Portugal have managed to slow the tempo and check their momentum.

82 mins: Ronaldo, Joao Felix and William Carvalho depart for Portugal. Joao Palhinha, Goncalo Ramos and Matheus Nunes are all on.

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81 mins: Solid work from Joao Cancelo, beating Luis Suarez to a right-wing cross, but Uruguay are going for it now.

79 mins: Giorgian de Arrascaeta’s turn to be denied, Diogo Costa springing to his right to push away what is in truth an under-hit shot after Federico Valverde’s pass had sprung the backline.

77 mins: All hands to the pump for Portugal now, Joao Felix going into the book for a trip on Luis Suarez, who certainly let the referee know he’d been fouled there. From the free-kick, played in with pace by Giorgian de Arrascaeta, the ball breaks for Suarez who fires just wide.

POST! 75 mins: Maxi Gomez is really unlucky here, Facundo Pellestri’s direct running giving Portugal a headache and only the upright keeping out his fellow substitute’s curling effort.

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72 mins: As time starts to run out for Uruguay, they change their front two; Darwin Nunez and Edinson Cavani are off, Luis Suarez and Maxi Gomez on.

69 mins: Ruben Neves, who still isn’t moving brilliantly after that heavy tackle about 15 minutes ago, makes way for Rafael Leao, who came on to score in the first game against Ghana.

65 mins: While Uruguay continue to press for a leveller, an update on the goal; FIFA have reviewed it and decided there’s NO TOUCH from Ronaldo, so it’s Bruno Fernandes who gets the credit!

63 mins: Some good fortune for Diogo Costa now, the Portugal goalkeeper taking too long over his clearance and fortunate to see the ricochet off Federico Valverde spin away from his goal.

62 mins: Double change for Uruguay, Giorgian de Arrascaeta and Facundo Pellistri coming on for Diego Godin and Matias Vecino.

60 mins: Uruguay clearly trying to rouse themselves after going behind, Darwin Nunez driving a shot straight at Diogo Costa from outside the penalty area.

58 mins: That’s a decent half-chance for Edinson Cavani, whose movement takes him away from Pepe but, having created the space, he misses his kick.

57 mins: Ronaldo is down after being challenged by Darwin Nunez, but it looked like the Uruguay striker took the ball.

GOAL! 54 mins: He’s done it again! Bruno Fernandes collects the ball on the left and Ronaldo, played onside by Guillermo Varela, ghosts in ahead of the defender to flick a header past Sergio Rochet!

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52 mins: Close! Uruguay lose the ball on halfway and suddenly Portugal are pouring forward, Bernardo Silva playing on Joao Felix on the left side. His first touch takes him a little wide, however, and the shot flies just the wrong side of the near upright and into the side-netting with Bruno Fernandes screaming for a pass at the far post.

51 mins: Ruben Neves needed a lengthy spell of treatment after that foul, and limps off before coming back on. Looks like he might have twisted his knee as he landed.

49 mins: Two fouls for the price of one here, Matias Vecino tripping Ruben Neves before Mathias Olivera, already on a yellow card, goes through Joao Felix. The definition of pushing your luck, that.

46 mins: Portugal front pair Ronaldo and Joao Felix get us going again, with no changes from either side. Will we get a change of approach from either?

HALFTIME: Portugal have had most of the ball but Uruguay had the outstanding chance, through Rodrigo Bentancur. Neither side has really done enough in an attacking sense just yet.

45 mins: We will have three additional minutes at the end of this first half.

44 mins: Mathias Olivera is the latest player in the book in what has been a niggly first half, blocking Bruno Fernandes as the Portugal midfielder tries to take a quick free-kick.

42 mins: Nuno Mendes is in some distress as he walks off. Raphael Guerreiro comes on to take his place.

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40 mins: Nuno Mendes, who was a doubt for this game with a muscle injury, goes down and needs a long spell of treatment. Doesn’t look too good.

37 mins: Is the game opening up? Portugal’s turn to threaten now, great awareness from Ronaldo allowing the ball to drop over the head of his marker and controlling on his chest, but it won’t drop quickly enough to get a shot away and he’s crowded out.

35 mins: Rodrigo Bentancur is suddenly looking Uruguay’s main threat, getting on the end of a low Mathias Olivera cross from the left. He can’t connect cleanly this time and the ball dribbles behind.

33 mins: There’s the chance! Rodrigo Bentancur picks the ball up just inside his own half and drives at the heart of the Portugal side, somehow wriggling through three markers to find himself with only Diogo Costa to beat. The goalkeeper spreads himself and Bentancur’s shot thuds into his body.

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31 mins: A little more promising for Uruguay now, with more support for the front two and a sustained spell of possession, albeit without ever threatening to find a way through Portugal.

28 mins: Uruguay have put virtually nothing together as an attacking force so far, with Darwin Nunez and Edinson Cavani starved of service.

25 mins: It looks like a Portugal goal is only a matter of time as Nuno Mendes whips in a low left-wing cross that Bernardo Silva narrowly fails to control. He might have been better leaving that for Joao Felix behind him.

22 mins: Portugal asking all the questions so far, with Uruguay’s 3-5-2 more closely resembling a 8-0-2 for much of the time.

Ronaldo’s left-wing cross prompts another spell of Portugal pressure with the South American side pressed back inside their own area, but the weight of numbers holds Portugal at bay.

19 mins: Portugal dominating both possession and territory at the moment. Been a shaky start from Uruguay.

16 mins: Ronaldo has been full of tricks and flicks already this evening, producing a quick flurry of stepovers down the left before laying off the ball. Rolling back the years there.

Portugal definitely look the more dangerous, Joao Felix’s shot hitting Jose Maria Gimenez and looping behind.

13 mins: Feisty start to this one and Rodrigo Bentancur is treading a fine line here already. He hauls down Ruben Neves having already been booked, which didn’t escape the notice of the Portugal players. The Tottenham man needs to calm down, and quickly.

11 mins: A first chance for Darwin Nunez to stretch his legs, three defenders occupied by the Liverpool forward, who wins a corner down the left. Jose Maria Gimenez rises highest to meet it, but the ball loops on to the top of the net.

7 mins: Nice crossfield ball from Nuno Mendes finds Ronaldo on the right, and an impeccable climb brings a knockdown for Bruno Fernandes, who drags a shot wide from 25 yards.

6 mins: Uruguay concede three free-kicks in just over a minute, the last, for a Rodrigo Bentancur foul on Ruben Dias, bringing an early yellow card.

3 mins: Mathías Olivera with the first sight of goal, the Uruguay wing-back playing the ball into Edinson Cavani and accepting the return pass only to lash over from the edge of the area.

4 mins: Still got it! Ronaldo produces a remarkable layoff with his shoulder to William Carvalho just inside the penalty area, but the Portugal midfielder cannot keep his volley down.

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KICKOFF: Darwin Nunez gets us off and running, and Uruguay will have the ball to start with.

3 mins to kickoff: What a setting for this one!

5 mins to kickoff: The teams emerge on to the pitch, and it’s time for the last of the pre-match formalities.

10 mins to kickoff: Something has to give tonight. While Portugal have lost only one of their last 13 group games at the World Cup (W7 D5), Uruguay have kept five successive clean sheets in the group stage; no one has ever managed six in a row.

A worrying omen for Portugal, who have won just one of their last nine meetings with South American nations in all competitions (D3 L5), beating Argentina 1-0 in a friendly in November 2014.

15 mins to kickoff: All eyes on Portugal’s main man as ever.

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20 mins to kickoff: Portugal’s sole win against Uruguay is a 3-0 friendly success in a warmup for the 1966 World Cup, Jose Augusto Torres hitting a hat-trick in Basel.

25 mins to kickoff: The Uruguay warmup is in full swing:

30 mins: This is only the third meeting between the sides. Uruguay came out on top four years ago, Edinson Cavani’s double either side of a Pepe equaliser taking them into the quarterfinals.

35 mins: Portugal fans settling into Lusail Stadium and making themselves at home:

45 mins from kickoff: You might say there’s a relaxed mood among the Uruguay squad!

50 mins from kickoff: Three changes apiece tonight, with Pepe and Nuno Mendes starting for Portugal and William Carvalho coming into midfield.

Sebastian Coates comes into the Uruguay backline, which is now a back three, while Edinson Cavani starts up front in preference to Luis Suarez.

1 hr from kickoff: Team news is IN!

1 hr 15 mins from kickoff: With kickoff fast approaching, we’re not far away from getting that all-important team news…

1 hr 30 mins from kickoff: Always enjoyable to see inside the dressing rooms, and Portugal’s is looking pretty fine!

1 hr 45 mins from kickoff: Brazil and Switzerland are playing in the earlier match and you can catch up with the latest updates and highlights from that one here.

2 hrs 15 mins from kickoff: If you want to watch the action from tonight’s game, take a look at our detailed guide on how to tune in across some of the major territories around the world.

2 hrs 45 mins from kickoff: Ghana players and fans have been celebrating that huge win over South Korea. They face Uruguay in their final group game and, depending on the South Americans’ result against Portugal later, the Black Stars may not even need a victory to guarantee their place in the last 16.

3 hrs 15 mins from kickoff: Beyond what he can do at this World Cup, the attention around Cristiano Ronaldo is intense given we don’t know which team he is going to join next after his Manchester United contract was terminated. You can read up on some of the latest speculation here, including the details of a huge offer from Al Nassr.

3 hrs 45 mins from kickoff: The other match in this group was an absolute thriller today, with Ghana letting a two-goal lead slip against South Korea but going on to get three priceless points. You can read all about it and see some of the key highlights here.

4 hrs 15 mins from kickoff: Today will likely see Pepe get his first start of the 2022 finals, with Danilo Pereira ruled out with a rib injury. It will be the 39-year-old’s 130th cap for Portugal and the eighth time he has played at either a World Cup or European Championship.

4 hrs 45 mins from kickoff: In case you think they’ve forgotten about that 2018 Round of 16 elimination in Portugal, here’s the front cover of Portuguese sports daily Record: “We have a score to settle.”

5 hrs from kickoff: This will be just the fourth time these nations have met with the last encounter coming in the 2018 World Cup Round of 16 match won by Uruguay 2-1 with two goals by Edinson Cavani. La Celeste advanced and lost to eventual champions France in the quarters, a match that scoring hero Cavani missed through injury.

Portugal vs Uruguay lineups, team news

Portugal central defender Danilo Pereira, who started and played the full 90 minutes against Ghana alongside Ruben Dias, suffered a triple rib fracture during Saturday training. Reports are that he’ll be out for the group stage. His replacement is 39-year-old Pepe.

Playmaker Otavio, who started against South Korea, has been experiencing muscle issues that have prevented him from training normally with the team and William Carvalho replaces him in midfield, although Nuno Mendes is fit to start despite a similar problem. 

Portugal (4-2-3-1, right to left): 22. Diogo Costa (GK) — 20. Cancelo, 3. Pepe, 4. Dias, 19. Mendes — 14. Carvalho, 18. Neves — 10. B. Silva, 8. B. Fernandes, 11. Felix — 7. Ronaldo

There are no injuries to speak of for Uruguay, but coach Diego Alonso has modified his lineup from a four-man backline to a five-man setup with Sebastian Coates coming in as one of the three center-backs and two wing-backs (Guillermo Varela and Mathias Olivera). Edinson Cavani got the nod up front ahead of Luis Suarez.

Uruguay (3-5-2, right to left): 23-Rochet (GK) — 19. Coates, 3. Godin, 2. Gimenez — 13. Varela, 6. Bentancur, 15. Valverde, 5. Vecino, 16. Olivera — 11. Nunez, 21. Cavani

Portugal vs Uruguay live stream, TV channel

The two Group H favorites will face off at Lusail Stadium. Here’s how you can watch all the action in some of the major global territories.

  Date Time TV Channel Streaming
USA Monday, Nov. 28 14:00 ET Fox,
Telemundo
fuboTV,
Fox Sports site/app,
Telemundo Deportes site/app,
Peacock
Canada Monday, Nov. 28 14:00 ET TSN, RDS (French) TSN site/app,
RDS app
UK Monday, Nov. 28 19:00 GMT ITV, STV ITVX, STV Player
Australia Tuesday, Nov. 29 06:00 AEDT SBS SBS On Demand
India Tuesday, Nov. 29 00:30 IST Sports18 Voot, JioTV
Hong Kong Tuesday, Nov. 29 03:00 HKT Now TV (Ch. 616, 618) Now TV
Malaysia Tuesday, Nov. 29 03:00 MYT Astro, Unifi TV,
TV2, Sukan RTM,
TV Okey
Astro GO
Singapore Tuesday, Nov. 29 03:00 SGT StarHub (Ch. 251/252),
Singtel TV
Singtel TV GO, CAST,
StarHub TV+, MeWatch
New Zealand Tuesday, Nov. 29 08:00 NZDT Sky Sport 7 beIN Sky Go, Sky Sport NOW

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