Starting line-ups Uruguay: Fernando Muslera, Jose Maria Gimenez, Diego Godin, Rodrigo Bentancur, Nahitan Nandez, Luis Suarez, Lucas Torreira, Matias Vecino, Diego Laxalt, Edinson Cavani, Martin Caceres. Ronaldo also failed to score in a 3-1 third-place game loss to Germany.
Tabarez, who has coached Uruguay since 2006, has never hidden his admiration for his captain. They have eight shots but just two on goal compared to Uruguay's four shots with two on goal. One can watch the Uruguay v/s Portugal match on Jio TV and Airtel TV as well.
For Ronaldo, this was his fifth Round of 16 match but he has yet to score a goal in any of them, leading to another disappointing World Cup ending for one of the best soccer players of all time.
The best players in the world put in a tremendous amount of hard work every day to maintain their supremacy at the top and they equally enjoy it when their input to the game pays dividends.
Uruguay had not conceded a goal at this World Cup before Pepe rose unmarked to nod in an equaliser from close range, prompting a brief spell of dominance for Portugal.
"Oscar Tabarez is the longest-serving global manager". Meanwhile, three of Portugal's last four goals have come from outside the box.
Suarez and Ronaldo are both huge worldwide stars tasked with guiding their countries to the World Cup final.
Being the only true offensive player in his side focuses means he gets more attention from his opponents, and which makes him the player with the second highest number fouls on him in the World Cup (13, compared to 17 for Neymar), four more than Suarez (six) and Cavani (three) combined. He scored a hat trick in the first match against Spain which resulted in a draw by 3-3.
This is Fernando Santos' fourth major tournament in a row as manager.
Uruguay form: Uruguay qualified from the group phase with an unblemished record and are hoping to carry that momentum into the latter stages.
"He left injured, yes, and I don't know".
But with Uruguay sitting back, Portugal did equalise 10 minutes into the second half. A less impressive narrow win against Saudi Arabia reduced their chance a little but they go into the knockout phase back on that 5% chance of lifting the World Cup. A win against Morocco after that improved Portugal's probability still further.