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Portugal Reaches Knockout Stage of Football World Cup

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A second-half double from Bruno Fernandes took Portugal into the Round of 16 at World Cup 2022 and left Uruguay’s hopes of joining them in progressing from Group H hanging by a thread.

Portugal had dominated possession and territory in the first half but without creating clear chances, the best coming early on from Ronaldo’s improvised shoulder layoff, William Carvalho unable to keep his volley down.

In contrast, Uruguay looked short of attacking threat but went closest to taking a first-half lead, Rodrigo Bentancur picking the ball up inside his own half and driving through the heart of the Portugal backline, only to shoot straight at Diogo Costa with just the goalkeeper to beat.

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