CULTURE Uruguay into quarters; Ronaldo and Portugal out

CULTURE

Uruguay into quarters; Ronaldo and Portugal out

AP

04:12, July 01, 2018

Edinson Cavani has scored twice to lead Uruguay to a 2-1 win over Cristiano Ronaldo and European champion Portugal in the round of 16 at the World Cup.

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It means Ronaldo followed Lionel Messi out of the World Cup on the same day. Uruguay advanced to a quarterfinal against France, which beat Argentina 4-3 earlier Saturday.

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Cavani opened the scoring for Uruguay with a header off a cross by Luis Suarez in the seventh minute and added his second goal with a perfectly-timed side-footed shot in the 62nd, seven minutes after defender Pepe had equalized for Portugal in what was the first goal conceded by Uruguay at the tournament.

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Cavani limped off the field in the 74th, helped by Ronaldo. 

Two-time world champion Uruguay hadn’t reached the last eight at the World Cup since a fourth-place finish in 2010.

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(Photo: AP)

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