Uruguay enter the match very much on the ascendency having won all three of their group games in the tournament so far, with none of Russia, Egypt and Saudi Arabia proving themselves capable of shutting the door on the South Americans' potent attack.
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. "Even if he scores three goals in match, you still need to have a team to support him".
The victor of Saturday's clash will face either France or Argentina in the quarter finals and, whatever the final score ends up being, one suspects that Ronaldo or Suarez will make an indelible imprint on the game.
Deprived of the chance to play at this stage of the last World Cup after being suspended for his infamous bite on Italy's Giorgio Chiellini, Suarez will lead the Uruguay line at the Fisht Stadium alongside Edinson Cavani. Karim Ansarifard's controversial penalty however, combined with Spain's injury time equaliser against Morocco, sent them into the harder half of the draw. Portugal beat England in 2006; Uruguay beat Ghana in 2010. Only Nizhny Novgorod has offered greater entertainment. That could mean recalls for Guillermo Varela, Martin Caceres and Cristian Rodriguez, but Nahitan Nandez may have done enough to keep his place.
"I am happy. records are there to be broken", Suarez said after beating Russian Federation 3-0 in Uruguay's final group stage match, according to Reuters.
Portugal will be boosted by the return of Joao Moutinho, who only appeared as a late substitute against Iran due to illness.
One is whether to start Andre Silva or Goncalo Guedes up front alongside Ronaldo? One more and he will equal 1950 World Cup-winner Oscar Miguez's Uruguayan record of eight goals at the tournament.
Fernando Santos is lacking another defensive-midfield force akin to Carvalho in his squad, although Joao Moutinho could return alongside Adrien Silva in the engine room after starting on the bench against Russian Federation.
The victor of this fixture will go on to meet the winner of France and Argentina's encounter in Saturday's other round-of-16 matchup, as the tougher-looking side of the bracket gets up and running. That momentum could prove decisive on Saturday. Everybody knows, that we depend on our players. If Ronaldo is at his very best for Portugal then Uruguay could be in trouble, but that's a big if - he's been distinctly average since the hat-trick against Spain.
The two teams juxtapose one another nicely heading into what could be a frantic round-of-16 clash, too.
The Phoenix Suns announced the team's four 2018 draft picks: Deandre Ayton , Mikal Bridges , Elie Okobo and George King . He was selected to the USA Today All-USA Boys Basketball Team and was also a McDonalds and Jordan Brand All-American.
This is the first classified national security payload, or NSS payload, award for SpaceX's new Falcon Heavy . The military launch is presently scheduled to occur in September 2020 from Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
They are also suing the government in the hope that a federal judge will stop family separations via a court order. Top conservatives, including key Trump allies, have introduced bills to keep the migrant families together.
Follow the live updates from the two Group A clashes, where Russian Federation takes on Uruguay and Egypt plays Saudi Arabia . Saudi Arabia's Salem Al-Dawsari scores his team's second goal against Egypt during their World Cup match on June 25, 2018.
She also added the incident left her feeling frightful and heart-wrenched because the girl's mother started yelling at her. As soon as she approaches the woman to film her face, the caller squats behind a wall in a futile attempt to seek a cover.
Hosts Russia stand on the verge of the knockout stages after Tuesday's emphatic win against Egypt in Saint Petersburg. I for one do not fear them. "We are well aware of Spain's reputation, so we'll have to play our best game ever".
Previous reports have suggested the Spurs would only trade Leonard to an Eastern Conference team, but that reportedly is not true. Now, " pressure is mounting " for the Los Angeles Lakers to be the team that deals for him, ESPN reports .
Park Kyung-seo, South Korea's Red Cross chief, expressed hope for productive talks that could "resolve the grief of our nation". Recent improved relations come after serious deterioration during 2016 and 2017 over the North's nuclear and missile programs.
After a goalless first half, Ahmed Fathi scored an own goal before Denis Cheryshev struck and Artem Dzyuba added a third. Renard said he was still smarting from the disappointment but said that the players alone were not to blame.
Under the Dublin rules, asylum-seekers must be processed in the country in which they first arrive - often Italy, Greece or Spain. Germany's new hard-line interior minister, Horst Seehofer, has given her until the end of June to curb new migrant arrivals.
Senegal opened the score board in the 38th minute via an own goal by Thiago Cionek , who deflected Idris Gaye's shot into the net. Senegal started the stronger team with Aliou Cisse's men keen to break down the wings at any given opportunity.
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African side Senegal , became the victims of the fair play tiebreaker, after they finished level on points with Japan in Group H . And because the two teams drew 2-2 when they played each other, they could not be separated through their head-to-head records.
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Xhaka curled the ball through traffic to tie the game at 1-1, and Ivanovic suddenly became a very unpopular man on social media. Such displays have angered some Serbian fans, who often wear T-shirts bearing the map of Kosovo with the Serbian flag on it.
Gerrymandering cases disposed on technicalities
The court could announce as early as next week whether they will be moving ahead with the North Carolina case this fall. Whitford , a challenge to the Wisconsin map was rejected for failing to meet the technical threshold for legal standing.
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Thus far, the World Cup has been hard to predict, with some of the best teams falling to underdogs and confounding the experts. North said the fans take pride in showing others that they clean up and are respectful outside their country.