World Cup - Round of 16 - Uruguay vs Portugal - Fisht Stadium, Sochi, Russia - June 30, 2018 Uruguay's Edinson Cavani scores their first goal

Uruguay Defeat Portugal 2-1 at FIFA World Cup After Cavani Scores Brace

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani scored a brace as Uruguay defeated Portugal 2-1 in the second 2018 FIFA World Cup round of 16 match in Sochi on Saturday.

Uruguay has been leading in the first half of the round of 16 match against Portugal after striker Edinson Cavani scored the first goal for his national team in the 7th minute. In addition to this, Portugal's goalkeeper managed to make a save after a free kick by Luiz Suarez.

Portugal's Pepe managed to equalize the score at 55th minute of the match, making it 1-1. The draw didn't last long, as Uruguay managed to take the lead back with Cavani scoring another goal at 62nd minute and bringing his team to 2-1.

Uruguay will face France, who beat Argentina 4-3 earlier on Saturday in Kazan, in the quarter-finals on Friday. Portugal has been eliminated from the tournament.

Previously, Uruguay came first in its group with 9 points, defeating Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Russia. In turn, Portugal also managed to remain undefeated, winning its match against Morocco and drawing ties against the Spanish team and Iran.


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