Godin, Ronaldo clash as Uruguay take on Portugal

Iran goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvan who was once homeless saves a penalty from Cristiano Ronaldo

"It's a match between the two teams, Portugal and Uruguay, and we'll do everything we can to win".

Luis Suarez says he is a "perfectionist" but the Uruguay forward believes his form is on an upward curve ahead of a World Cup last-16 showdown with Portugal. Nearly irrespective of who those wins came against, Uruguay will be on a high as one of only three teams to triumph in all their group games in Russia-Croatia and Belgium are the other two.

The other is how does the midfield look - with William Carvalho the only nailed on starter.

Portugal, the reigning European champions, meanwhile have an interesting amalgamation of youth and experience, but in spite of their recent successes under Fernando Santos, do not possess an well-rounded starting eleven.

Tabarez, who has coached Uruguay since 2006, has never hidden his admiration for his captain. Russian referee Valentin Ivanov issued a record four red cards and 16 yellows, setting a record for cards shown at a World Cup, with Portugal's Deco and Costinha both sent off, along with Khalid Boulahrouz and Giovanni van Bronckhorst for the Dutch.

Ronaldo began the tournament in spectacular fashion, with his stunning free kick completing a hat trick and snatching a 3-3 draw against Spain at Fisht Stadium.

This will be a busy evening for the referee, not least with Uruguay's Atletico Madrid centre-halves Diego Godin and Jose Jimenez up against Portugal's Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Suarez was frustrated during the opening game against Egypt but appears to be coming to a boil just at the right time - he has managed to avoid any further World Cup controversies so far as well, following 2010's handball and 2014's biting.

Read on for a preview of Saturday's head-to-head between Uruguay and Portugal, complete with the latest teams news and all the necessary live-stream information needed to tune in. Luis Suarez isn't one to be heckled by such tactics though. That miss, however, has probably fired the 33-year-old to come up with a stronger display in this encounter.

Back in 2006, they defeated Netherlands 1-0 in the so-called "Battle of Nuremberg" to progress to the World Cup quarterfinals. - Cristiano Ronaldo has so far failed to score a single goal for Portugal in the knockout stages of the World Cup: 424 minutes, 0 goals.

Another World Cup quarterfinal spot is on the line this Saturday when Uruguay takes on Portugal in the round of 16 in Russian Federation.

This is Fernando Santos' fourth major tournament in a row as manager.

The European champions will face Uruguay in Sochi for a place in the quarter-finals after finishing as runners-up behind Spain in Group B.

"I think this Portugal team is ready for everything. That doesn't cross our minds, but if it's boring and we win.", said Uruguay's veteran coach Oscar Washington Tabarez on Friday, looking ever more frail at the age of 71.

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