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Edinson Cavani helped Uruguay into the World Cup quarter-finals with two goals in their 2-1 victory over Portugal but then limped off the field with an injury.

Cristiano Ronaldo insists now is "not the right time" to talk about his global future in the wake of Portugal's 2-1 loss to Uruguay in the World Cup round of 16.

Earlier today, France outlasted Argentina, ending yet another attempt at World Cup glory by Lionel Messi.

Paris Saint-Germain striker Cavani curled home a superb 62nd-minute victor to settle a thrilling second round duel in Sochi which sends Uruguay into a quarter-final against France next Friday.

Edinson Cavani's double sent Uruguay into the last eight of the Fifa World Cup in Russian Federation.

But the forward departs the World Cup with four goals and with his manager insisting that there is still a place for him in the Portugal side.

Tabarez praised the determination of his side after they withstood waves of pressure from Portugal, following Cavani's 55th minute strike, which regained the lead for Uruguay.

Working alongside Suarez's guile and intensity, Cavani was able to take the game by the scruff of the neck and sprinkle his magic on proceedings. Their holding midfielders ensured Ronaldo never had a clear shot at goal, providing a staunch presence in front of the back four to keep him at bay.

Now that's how you conduct a post-match interview after crashing out of the World Cup.

In a defensive showdown, it was Uruguay that came out on top defeating Portugal, 2-1 in the Round of 16.

The PSG man snuck in at the back post to dispatch Luis Suarez's pinpoint cross past Rui Patricio with just seven minutes on the clock.

Cavani's second goal was another magnificent effort as he met Bentancur's pass first-time and curled the ball into the net from the edge of the penalty area.

Coach Oscar Tabarez spoke ahead of the game about his team's togetherness and deep-rooted unity, with many of his players having first emerged during Uruguay's 2011 Copa America triumph, and their club mentality was on show against Portugal.

Portugal's flank players created some set-piece sutuations but they couldn't yield the desired equaliser as Uruguay saw off the last anxious moments by doing putting in a heavy defending shift.


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