FIFA WC 2022 | Portugal vs Uruguay Preview & prediction | H2H | lineup

Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal are all set for revenge on Uruguay as they take on the South American side that eliminated them from the 2018 World Cup in match 32.

The contest taking place on Monday (November 28) will see both nations build on from their World Cup opener. Fernando Santos’ side started with a 3-2 win against Ghana while Uruguay’s clash against South Korea ended in a goalless affair.

Portugal vs Uruguay Head to Head

Only thrice have Portugal and Uruguay squared off at the international stage with the affairs on level terms with one win each and a solitary draw. The first meeting between the sides came in 1966 when Eusébio inspired Portugal to win 3-0. The same year Portugal also finished third in the World Cup, their highest-ever finish in the FIFA World Cup.

The teams’ only World Cup meeting came in 2018 when Edinson Cavani's brace on either side of Pepe’s equalizer saw Uruguay run out winners by 2-1. This to date remains the only World Cup meeting between the sides, while Ronaldo was denied a World Cup run in Russia.

Portugal vs Uruguay Head-to-Head

26 Jun 1966Portugal v Uruguay3-0International Friendly
02 Jul 1972Uruguay v Portugal1-1Independence
30 Jun 2018Uruguay v Portugal2-1FIFA World Cup

Portugal vs Uruguay Group Details

Portugal produced their class against Ghana in the second half as they scored three goals while also considering two to win 3-2. The match saw Cristiano Ronaldo score his eighth World Cup goal and he looks for more in what is likely to be his final World Cup. Uruguay on the flip side missed plenty of chances against South Korea but will consider themselves lucky to escape with a point in the goalless affair.

After matchday 2, Portugal will end their group campaign on Friday (December 2) against South Korea at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan while on the same day the South American giants will take on Ghana with a lot riding on the fixture at the Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah.

Group H Standings

2South Korea10100001

Likely Suspensions

Portugal – Danilo, Bruno Fernandes

Uruguay - Martin Caceres

World Cup Record


Appearances8 (first in 1966)
Best resultThird place (1966)


Appearances14 (first in 1930)
Best resultChampions (1930, 1950)

Portugal vs Uruguay Predicted Lineup

Portugal (4-3-3): 

Costa; Cancelo, Pepe, Dias, Guerreiro; Neves, Carvalho, Fernandes; B. Silva, Ronaldo, Leao 

Uruguay (4-3-3):

Rochet; Varela, Godin, Gimenez, Olivera; Bentancur, Vecino, Valverde; De Arrascaeta, L Suarez, Nunez 

Portugal vs Uruguay Date, kick-off time, and venue

The FIFA World Cup 2022 Matchday 2 encounter on Tuesday, November 29 will kick off at 12:30 AM IST, 10:00 PM Local Time (Monday, 28 November)


Lusail Iconic Stadium in Lusail


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