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World Cup Day 9 Live Blog - Portugal vs Uruguay

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, my name is Jidechi Chidiezie, and its the final game of the second round of the group stage.

2022 FIFA World Cup: Portugal vs Uruguay live blog
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19:30

Hello and welcome our live coverage of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. It’s the final game of the day 9 and as well, the last game of the second round of group games. ITS PORTUGAL VS URUGUAY

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Its been a quite an eventful day so far, 12 goals scored in just three games today:

Cameroon 3-3 Serbia

South Korea 2-3 Ghana

Brazil 1-0 Switzerland

19:35

Quickly, here's how both teams will line up tonight

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19:36

URUGUAY XI: Edison Cavani and Darwin Nunez to lead the attack for the South Americans

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PORTUGAL XI: Pepe becomes A Selecao's oldest ever player at a World Cup. Of course, Cristiano Ronaldo lead them in attack

19:45

DID YOU KNOW?

There have been six goals scored on or beyond the 80th minute across Portugal’s last four matches.

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19:55

HEAD-TO-HEAD

The last meeting between these nations at a World Cup - the only one in 2018 -  ended 2-1 in favour of Uruguay, with Edison Cavani and Pepe (for Portugal) scoring all three goals.

20:00

1' KICK-OFF!

Portugal 0-0 Uruguay

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1' We are underway at the Lusail Iconic Stadium. Alireza Faghani from Iran will be our referee for the day

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30' Potugal have clearly been the dominant side, possessing of the ball for the most part of half hour. Still goalless though

STATS SO FAR

Goal Attempts: 5-2

On Target: 0-0

Blocked Shots: 3-0

Freekick: 7-1

Corner kicks: 3-1

Offsides: 0-0

Yellow Cards: 0-1

20:32

OH MY, ITS SAVED! Rodrigo Bentancur almost puts Uruguay in front following a beautiful mazy run past Portugal's defenders, howeever, his attempt on goal in somehow stopped by the keeper Diogo Costa

20:40

Nuno Mendes goes down and looks really distraught. It looks like it is going to be the end of the night for the Paris Saint-Germain man. Portugal preparing a substitution now

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20:42

Portugal make their first substitution, and Raphael Guerreiro comes on

20:45

45' There will be 3 minutes of additional time

20:48

HALF-TIME!

Portugal 0-0 Uruguay

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20:52

Hmm, Joe 🤔

Rodrigo Bentancur's chance, saved by Diogo Costa
Rodrigo Bentancur's chance, saved by Diogo Costa
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Meanwhile, what a chance this was

21:03

46' And we're back with the second 45 minutes: Portugal 0-0 Uruguay

21:12

GOAL! Portugal opening the scoring! Cristiano Ronaldo connects to a Bruno Fernandes cross into the box, and with the littlest of touches, heads it past Sergio Richot

Portugal lead Uruguay 1-0
Portugal lead Uruguay 1-0
21:18

The big question is, did Cristiano Ronaldo get his head to Bruno Fernandes' cross, or its Fernandes' goal? Well for now, its recognized as Ronaldo's

21:18

60' We seen an hour go by in this one: Portugal 1-0 Uruguay

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21:22

A double substitution for Uruguay

21:22

CONFIRMED!

Portugal's goal is awarded to Bruno Fernandes

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21:28

Portugal brings on Rafael Leao

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21:32

Uruguay with a double swap

21:33

HITS THE BAR! Uruguay with their closest chance in the game so far, but Maximiliano Gomez's chance crashes onto the bar

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75' And we're down to the final 15 minutes

STATS SO FAR

Goal Attempts: 11-8

On Target: 2-2

Blocked Shots: 4-1

Freekicks: 14-8

Corner kicks: 5-1

Offsides: 3-0

Yellow Cards: 1-2

21:36

CLOSE! Uruguay almost level  this, but Luis Suarez's attempt hits the side of the net

21:37

A SAVE! Another Uruguay scare for Portugal, but Giorgian de Arrascaeta shot towards the middle of the goal is superbly stopped by Diogo Costa

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21:37

A triple change by Portugal, and its the end of night for Cristiano Ronaldo, sadly for him, without a goal

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21:45

Uruguay use their remaining substitutions

21:47

Out of no where, the referee will have a review of a possible penalty for Portugal, after a handball situation interrupted Bruno Fernandes' play

21:48

IT'S A PENALTY FOR PORTUGAL

21:50

GOAL! And Bruno Fernandes, converts! It's his second of the game, and Portugal's second of the night. Its now Portugal 2-0 Uruguay

21:52

90+3' Confirmed now. There will be 9 additional minutes

21:55

CLOSE! Bruno Fernandes almost gets his hat-trick with a beautiful volley, but he is denied by Sergio Rochet

21:58

FULL-TIME! 

Portugal 2-0 Uruguay

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What this means for Group H is that Portugal are through, while Uruguay will need to win Ghana in order to progress. Portugal meanwhile, play South Korea who also need to win to stand any chance of progressing.

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Thanks for keeping a date with us. From me, it’s good night!

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