Both sides will have been expecting to reach the World Cup quarter-finals but, after being pegged back by Iran thanks to a controversial late penalty in their final Group B fixture, Portugal meet Group A winners Uruguay.
La Celeste’s strike pairing of Edinson Cavani and Luis Suárez is the envy of most nations in Russia while the Portuguese boast the all-time European international top-scorer in Cristiano Ronaldo. Something has to give.
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