Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo can't be stopped by one player - Uruguay coach


But the Barcelona forward played down any rivalry with Real Madrid star Ronaldo, saying the FIFA World Cup and worldwide football was a completely different story.

"We will study them".

"We all try to do our best for our team".

Uruguay's formidable defence have not let in a goal at all in 2018, while Suarez has recovered from a poor first outing in Russian Federation to score in wins over Saudi Arabia and the hosts. "When we attack we need to be able to attack, but it doesn't come from an abstract suggestion".

"You don't need any greater motivation than to see what is in play, in the last 16 of the World Cup against the European champions". There will be a lot of world-class players locking horns against each other in the round of 16 match but the spotlight will be on two undoubted global footballing icons - Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez.

Raphael Guerreiro and Gelson Martins are in contention to play in the next match after returning to full training while William Carvalho is a doubt after missing one training session.

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Gimenez is back with his Uruguay team-mates after a thigh injury ruled him out against Russian Federation.

The unquestionable driving force and inspiration for Fernando Santos' men, Ronaldo flew out of the blocks in this tournament but missed a penalty and might have been sent off in a tempestuous encounter with Iran.

Cristiano Ronaldo can equal the record as the player with the most appearances at the World Cups and European Championships if he plays in Portugal's next match against Uruguay while Ronaldo is yet to score a goal in 424 minutes for Portugal in the knockout stages of the World Cup.

Penalty shootouts excluded, Portugal have lost only one of their last 17 games at major tournaments (W8 D8), a 4-0 defeat against Germany at Brazil 2014.

Uruguay are yet to concede a goal in Russian Federation.

"Considering the limitations we have as a country in footballing terms, we have come into this World Cup just as we wanted and in the three games we have played so far I think we are closer than ever to what we want to be".