Cavani is pessimistic for the quarter final !!

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"This I will do another time", - quotes the words NRK Ronaldo that he said after the defeat against Uruguay in 1/8 finals of the 2018 world Cup.

Following a corner, Ronaldo rose up, but it was the unmarked Pepe, 35, who sent home the header from behind, as the oldest Portugal player to score at a World Cup and for the first time here in Russian Federation to strike a ball into the net of Uruguay.

Suarez and Cavani were born there three weeks apart in Salto, the second largest city in Uruguay.

Nicolas Otamendi played the full 90 minutes and Sergio Aguero came off the bench in the second half as Argentina looked to get back into the game.

"I'd like to congratulate Uruguay, who scored twice, but I'd also like to praise Portugal for what they did".

"It's a shame if we don't (see Messi and Ronaldo at the next World Cup)".

His best performance was against Spain; three goals and an nearly flawless game, with 94 percent pass completion.

Portugal hasn't reached the World Cup quarterfinals since 2006, when a young Ronaldo led the team to the semifinals.

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Uruguay's Luis Suarez controls the ball during the group A match between Uruguay and Russia at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Samara Arena in Samara, Russia, Monday, June 25, 2018.

The early kick-off saw a World Cup classic ensue as France defeated Argentina 4-3.

NAIJ.com previously reported that Uruguay defeated Portugal 2-1 to become the second country to reach Russian Federation 2018 quarter finals.

The only downside for Oscar Tabarez's side was the sight of Cavani limping off late on, raising a question mark over his fitness for next week's last eight showdown with the French in Nizhny Novgorod.

"Things were not what we wanted [on the pitch], but at the security level, it was very good".

The two share similar traits as players: they are fiercely competitive, possess a work-rate as monstrous as their goal-scoring records and are capable of producing moments of beauty with the ball.

"We are here to play all seven matches, right up until the final, and we will see what happens", he said.

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