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Portugal vs Uruguay LIVE: World Cup 2022 team news and line-ups as Cristiano Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani start Group H clash

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Portugal and Cristiano Ronaldo take on Uruguay in a crucial World Cup Group H clash. Ronaldo made men’s World Cup history as he became the first player to score in five different tournaments with the opening goal of his country’s 3-2 win over Ghana, and Portugal can qualify for the last 16 with another victory this evening.

Despite Ronaldo’s moment of history, it was Bruno Fernandes, Joao Felix and Rafael Leao who starred in Portugal’s opening win – while there was a let off at the end as Inaki Williams slipped after rounding the fortunate goalkeeper Diogo Costa.

Uruguay, meanwhile, are on the back foot following their 0-0 stalemate with South Korea. Uruguay hit the post twice and will hope their star-studded frontline of Darwin Nunez, Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani can make more of an impact here. Follow all the action with our live blog below, following the conclusion of Brazil’s match with Switzerland in Group G.

Portugal vs Uruguay latest updates

Portugal take on Uruguay in crucial Group H clash in Qatar with kick off at 7pm Portugal can book place in last 16 with a win after opening 3-2 victory over Ghana Uruguay searching for reponse after stalemate against South KoreaCavani replaces Suarez and starts alongside Nunez in Uruguay attack Ronaldo starts with Fernandes and Felix for Portugal, who recall PepeGhana beat South Korea 3-2 in early Group H thriller Show latest update


FULL TIME! Brazil 1-0 Switzerland

How are we feeling about Brazil, then? They are favourites, but have they looked it on the evidence of their opening two wins?

Gary Neville thinks they can reach the final. “They can. I though Spain vs Germany was the best game so far but Brazil are not playing that company yet. I expect them to rise to the occasion [when they do]. They are defending well and have showed they can change games from the bench. I think they are in a good place.”

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Jamie Braidwood28 November 2022 18:07


FULL TIME! Brazil 1-0 Switzerland

What happens when a superstar forward, with the weight of a nation on his shoulders for the third World Cup running, sustains an injury in match No 1? After the period of mourning, there is discussion. 40 minutes of it.

Brazil’s pre-match press conference on Sunday – involving manager Tite, defender Marquinhos and Tite’s assistant Cesar Sampaio – was mostly devoted to the world’s most expensive player and the effect of his absence for the rest of the group-phase. “Football’s about context and sometimes we have to be strategic,” said Tite. “We have to think outside the box but we’re very confident we have the right replacement.”

So, who would it be? An abundance of terrific depth in attack, deeper than any other team in the tournament, should cover for the loss of the prodigal son. So, would it be one of Arsenal’s dynamic duo: Gabriel Jesus or Gabriel Martinelli? Maybe Manchester United’s £85m signing Antony? Or Real Madrid young gun Rodrygo? Or how about… Fred?

On this evidence, maybe not, as Kieran Jackson writes.

Jamie Braidwood28 November 2022 18:01


FULL TIME! Brazil 1-0 Switzerland

Player ratings, by Alex Pattle

Was central as ever to Brazil’s possession and momentum. Supplied Vinicius Jr with a perfectly-weighted pass that would have gone down as an assist, had Richarlison not been offside in the build-up. Broke the deadlock on 82 minutes with a great, slashing finish.

Marked Brazil’s only change, coming in for the injured Neymar, and was never going to do the same job as his nation’s talisman. Booked in the second half, before being taken off.

Touch wasn’t as sharp as it was against Serbia. It felt as if the ball wasn’t quite falling for the forward, but that was down to him most of the time. Cost Brazil a goal by straying offside in the lead-up to Vini Jr’s tidy finish. Made way for Gabriel Jesus.

Jamie Braidwood28 November 2022 17:59


FULL TIME! Brazil 1-0 Switzerland

Brazil have found a way! They are through to the knockout stages, and become just the second team along with France to win both of their opening games.

Casemiro was the unlikely hero in Neymar’s absence, but what a strike it was. It earns Brazil their best start to a World Cup since 2002.

What happened then? Well, they only went and won it.

Casemiro slashes a half-volley home to break the deadlock


Jamie Braidwood28 November 2022 17:53


Brazil 1-0 Switzerland

90+4 mins: Another late Brazil chance! Antony slips in Rodrygo but Akanji makes a big block.

Jamie Braidwood28 November 2022 17:51


Brazil 1-0 Switzerland

90+3 mins: Late chance for Brazil on the break! Vinicius leads the two-on-one but goes himself when Antony was free! Switzerland clear.

Jamie Braidwood28 November 2022 17:50


Brazil 1-0 Switzerland

90+2 mins: What have you got, Switzerland? Rodriguez hangs a ball into the box but Thiago Silva heads away.

Jamie Braidwood28 November 2022 17:50


Brazil 1-0 Switzerland

90 mins: There’s noise around Stadium 974 now as the Brazil fans celebrate. They have the ball in the corner but there will be six minutes of added time to play.

Jamie Braidwood28 November 2022 17:47


Brazil 1-0 Switzerland

87 mins: All of a sudden, Brazil are heading into the last 16. Switzerland had all 11 men behind the ball and a point would have been huge for them.

There’s still time, though. That said, Switzerland have yet to have a shot on target.

Jamie Braidwood28 November 2022 17:45


GOAL! Brazil 1-0 Switzerland (CASEMIRO 83’)

This one counts! Brazil find the breakthrough and it comes from an unlikely source! Cometh the hour, cometh the Casemiro.

The midfielder finds himself in the box after making a late run and slices a shot across goal. It takes a slight deflection, which sees the ball drift away from Sommer, and tucks into the far corner!

Jamie Braidwood28 November 2022 17:40

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