Uruguay’s Edinson Cavani doubtful for France match

Factbox - Uruguay v Portugal

Factbox - Uruguay v Portugal

Left of the 2018 world Cup after the defeat against Uruguay in 1/8 finals of the tournament, the striker Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo said that he was surprised by the organization of the world Cup in Russian Federation, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to ukrnews24.net.

Earlier, Portugal coach Fernando Santos said he hoped Ronaldo would remain part of the global set-up.

The lingering question all week for Uruguay will be the health of Cavani after he scored two goals but limped off in the 70th minute with a leg injury.

"The player remains injured", the statement said.

At 33, Cristiano Ronaldo must surely be nearing the end with Portugal's national team.

"Their strikers were very strong; one was there, the other one came from behind".

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Ochoa's resolve was finally breached through Neymar , who tucked home Willian's cross with an outstretched leg on 51 minutes. Minutes after the restart Brazil took the lead in exquisite fashion with Neymar starting and ending the move.

That was the first goal Uruguay had conceded in the tournament but it took Cavani only seven minutes to put them back ahead at the packed Fisht Stadium.

The Selecao lost 2-1 to Uruguay in the last 16, with Ronaldo successfully nullified by both Diego Godin and Jose Luis Gimenez. Uruguay have yet to concede a goal in Russian Federation, although going forward they have relied mainly on set pieces to score their goals.

The 41-year-old retired from top-flight football in 2011, after scoring 291 goals in 438 club career games and 62 global goals for Brazil. He finished the 2016-17 season with 47 club goals, only behind Lionel Messi in the leading leagues in Europe.

The goals have, however, not dried up and Cavani is now part of a feared attacking trio alongside Neymar and French striker Kylian Mbappe. First, Suarez peeled away to the left while Cavani took the ball to the right flank, then found Suarez with a 100-yard pass across the field.

Two time winners Uruguay underlined their World Cup pedigree by outlasting European champions Portugal in an engrossing match up played in Sochi, Russia.

Portugal had an average age of 27 in Russian Federation, with nine players over 30, including numerous starters. The Manchester City star and Juventus duo Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain started on the bench and could well have had a result-changing impact had they featured more prominently.

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