World Cup 2018: Stunning Edinson Cavani earns Uruguay a 2-1 win over Portugal


Edinson Cavani’s double earned Uruguay a 2-1 win over Portugal and a World Cup quarter-final against France, with a tearful Cristiano Ronaldo knocked out on the same day as his rival Lionel Messi.

Cavani struck in the seventh minute of Saturday’s last-16 tie in Sochi to put Uruguay in control, but Portugal hit back after the interval when Pepe headed home Raphael Guerreiro’s cross.

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However, Uruguay soon led again when Cavani

curled in a peach of a finish, though his delight soon turned to pain when the striker limped off after appearing to pull a muscle.

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