Ronaldo out of World Cup after loss to Uruguay

Cavani Ronaldo and Suarez

With France knocking out Argentina in Kazan earlier in the day, the loss of Uruguay just a few hours later would have left just Brazil and Colombia flying the flag for the continent of South America.

Remarkably, the pair pack their bags still never having scored in a World Cup knockout game. In between all of the gorgeous goals, ugly own goals, and remarkable upsets, Ronaldo helping Cavani get off the field will likely go down as one of the tournament's most memorable moments.

Javier Mascherano brought him down and Griezmann crashed the subsequent free kick off the bar from 25 metres but France only had to wait a couple of minutes to break the deadlock. "We will have to work collectively in order to try and contain him or in order to try and limit the effect he can have". It is no longer about winning the World Cup; his targets are predominantly personal. Furthermore, both players leave Russian Federation still in search of their first goals in the tournament's knockout stages.

But they were level for just seven minutes as Cavani swept home a sensational victor.

He didn't manage to touch the ball a single time in Uruguay's box in the first half, such was its defensive tenacity.

2 minutes of Stoppage time!

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo will be foremost in the minds of Uruguay defenders, while the Europeans' back line must be wary of the threat forwards Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani pose atop the South Americans' attack.

It took Portugal almost 60 minutes to answer, with a technically executed header by Pepe on 55 minutes following a high ball cross from the corner.

Pepe pulled one back 10 minutes into the second half, outjumping the Uruguayan defense to head a corner from Raphael Guerreiro past keeper Fernando Muslera to make it 1-1.

Uruguay chased every ball as if it was their last, with Cavani often dropping back to form a five-man midfield.

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But Uruguay regained the lead seven minutes later when Rodrigo Bentancur found Cavani and he curled a brilliant first-time shot past Rui Patricio from the edge of the penalty area.

"I hope it's nothing", Cavani said post-match.

"It's very exciting. I have no words to describe this", he told A Bola. Really, really, really happy - look at our fans! "Let's continue to dream".

They had 61 per cent possession, completed more than double the number of passes as Uruguay and had 20 attempts compared to six from their opponents.

'It's not a great outcome for us tonight but we fought well.

Rui Patricio of Portugal can not stop Edinson Cavani's goal for Uruguay during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match.

The World Cup match between Uruguay and Portugal will be broadcast live on Fox.

One wouldn't be surprised to see the 33-year-old still playing in 2022 but, in all likelihood, his boots will have been hung up by that point. "It's impossible for a player to win by himself".

Portugal have now lost their last four World Cup matches in the knockout stages of the tournament, since a goalless draw with England in the 2006 quarterfinals.

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