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Ronaldo's Portugal knocked out of World Cup

  • Published at 02:08 am July 1st, 2018
  • Last updated at 02:10 am July 1st, 2018
Uruguay's Edinson Cavani scores their first goal past Portugal's Rui Patricio during their Fifa World Cup Round of 16 match at Fisht Stadium, Sochi on Saturday Reuters

Uruguay forward Edinson Cavani scored a superb brace to give his side a 2-1 win over European champions Portugal in their World Cup round-of-16 match on Saturday.

Uruguay's victory earned them a quarter-final against France on Friday and sent world player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo home after a subdued performance.

Cavani put Uruguay ahead in the seventh minute when he evaded the Portugal defence to meet Luis Suarez's pinpoint cross with a bullet header at the far post.

Pepe headed Portugal level in the 55th minute, the first goal Uruguay have conceded in the tournament. But Uruguay regained the lead seven minutes later when Rodrigo Bentancur found Cavani and he curled a brilliant first-time shot past Rui Patricio from the edge of the penalty area.