Portugal takes on Uruguay in the World Cup 2022 group stages. Here we have absolutely everything you need to know about the game.
This is a huge fixture in Group H as the Portuguese take on the Uruguayans in what is probably the best pick of this group’s games. Plenty of talents will be on the pitch and in terms of quality, both teams are good. Cristiano Ronaldo, Edinson Cavani, Federico Valverde, Joao Felix, Bruno, Bernado, and Luis Suarez are all set to share the pitch. Portugal go into this one with an escape win against Ghana, whereas Uruguay could only obtain a draw against South Korea which makes these points for them crucial.
So, here’s everything you need to know about this World Cup fixture. The two sides will face each other on Monday 28th November 2022 at exactly 20:00 WAT. There are a couple of players who are doubtful about this game. Portugal may be without Otavio and Nuno Mendes who are both sustaining muscle injuries but will be without Danilo Pereira who suffered a broken rib. And as for Uruguay, a big loss for them will be Barcelona‘s, Ronald Araujo. He has a hip injury and is also out of the game.
1. This is the second FIFA World Cup meeting between Portugal and Uruguay, with the South Americans eliminating Portugal in the second round of the 2018 edition in Russia.
2. Uruguay has won four of its last five FIFA World Cup matches against European nations (including a 2-1 victory over Portugal), though did lose to France in their last such match. The Sky Blue had won just two of their previous 25 such matches before this run (D8 L15).
3. Portugal has 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.
4. Following their 3-2 win against Ghana, Portugal is looking to win their opening two group games for the third time at the World Cup. They previously did so in 1966 and 2006, eventually reaching the semi-finals in both of those editions.
5. Uruguay have failed to score in their last two World Cup games – only once have they done so in three consecutive games at the tournament (between 1986 and 1990). However, the South American nation has won its second group game in each of the last three editions of the World Cup.
Two great nations that choosing a winner will be very hard. Prediction: Portugal 2 – 2 Uruguay
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