Portugal 1-2 Uruguay |Cavani brace sends Ronaldo and Portugal packing

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Two goals from Edinson Cavani earned Uruguay a place in the World Cup quarterfinals as they ended the dreams of Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal with a 2-1 win in Sochi.

The loss for Portugal against Uruguay ended the dream of legendary Cristiano Ronaldo, who alongside Argentina's Lionel Messi, may have to end a stellar worldwide career without the biggest trophy in football.

Cavani switched play from right to left with a sweeping pass out to Suarez, who teased his man before delivering a wonderful cross his strike partner crashed home at the back post.

But by defeating the reigning European champions, the two-time World Cup winners will face France in Nizhny Novgorod on Friday with hopes of making it to the semifinals and keeping alive the prospect of an all-South American clash in the final.

Cavani's second goal was another magnificent effort as he met Bentancur's pass first-time and curled the ball into the net from the edge of the penalty area. Muslera's long goal-kick was brought down by Bentancur 30 yards away, before the latter rolled a flawless pass towards the left where Cavani was unmarked. They carry a huge burden on their shoulders, yet each scored crucial goals in the Group stage.

Uruguay boss Oscar Tabarez admits he's sweating on the fitness of Edinson Cavani after his match-winning display against Portugal.

The Paris Saint-Germain had a lovely build up with Luis Suarez to head home the first from a brilliant cross.

Ronaldo had an opportunity around the half-hour mark to score from a free kick 30 metres out but could only hit the wall.

22 - Luis Suarez gets a free kick outside the box and almost gets it to go but Portuguese goalkeeper Rui Patricio makes a nice save.

Taking to Twitter after the game, one viewer said: "Ronaldo just said F*** YOU to a referee".

This is the first time Uruguay have won their opening four games to a World Cup tournament since 1930, with the fourth game in that run being their 4-2 victory over Argentina in the final. With the "Fubo Premier" bundle, you will get access to all four of the World Cup soccer TV channels in most markets. This is the third time that this record has changed hands in Russian Federation, with Ronaldo and Ricardo Quaresma having both broken it during the group stage.

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