2022 World Cup: Portugal Edges Out Uruguay
Portugal secured their place in the last 16 of the world cup with victory over Uruguay in a scrappy encounter at Lusail stadium.
A game short on real quality saw the deadlock broken in the 54th minute when a cross from Bruno Fernandes floated beyond Uruguay keeper Sergio Rochet.
Portugal wrapped up the win in stoppage time when Fernandes got his second from the spot after a video assistant referee intervention which adjudged Jose Gimenez had handled.
They must now beat Ghana in their final group H game to have a chance of qualifying, created chances of their own and could have taken a point.
Portugal need a point against South Korea to top the group while Uruguay require victory against Ghana and to better the South Koreans’ result to get through.