Uruguay vs Portugal live stream.World Cup quarterfinal spot is on the line this Saturday when Uruguay takes on Portugal in the round of 16 in Russia. Uruguay enters as Group A winners following victories over Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Russia. Portugal sneaked into the knockout stage after nearly losing to Iran in its third group stage match.watch free now
When: Saturday at 2 p.m. ET
Where: Fisht Olympic Stadium
TV: Fox and Telemundo
Cristiano Ronaldo and company drew Iran, which came after a draw against Spain and a 1-0 win over Morocco.
Uruguay is heading into their first matchup in the knockout phase riding on a wave of confidence, thanks to their defense not having not given up a single goal during their perfect run at the cup thus far. However, it’s important for them that the confidence doesn’t morph into cockiness, as they’ll be protecting the net against Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the best strikers alive today. Any lapse in concentration, and it’s likely that CR7 or one of his compatriots could streak right past and knock them out of the tournament.
The game starts at 2 p.m. ET on June 30 in Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi and will be broadcast on FOX. The match can be streamed on FoxSports.com and the Fox Sports Go apps. Telemundo’s coverage will also be available for streaming via the Telemundo Deportes En Vivo apps (for iOS and Android) and Telemundo stations’
Uruguay is hoping defender Jose Gimenez will be ready for this one after missing the Russia match with a muscle injury. He returned to training on Wednesday and should be fine to pair with Diego Gordin at the back. As for Portugal, the reigning European champs don’t have any major injury concerns.
This will be the first-ever official meeting between the teams at a World Cup, but two sides did play in a friendly in 1966 which Portugal won 3-0, and then they drew 1-1 in a match in 1972 in the Brazil Independence Cup.