QATAR: Portugal defeats Uruguay 2-0 in Group H play to advance to the Round of 16 with two goals from Bruno Fernandes in the second half.
In the 54th minute, the 0-0 score was finally broken when Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo missed Fernandes’ cross, and it went straight into the goal.
With a second goal from the penalty spot in stoppage time, the Manchester United midfielder helped Portugal climb to the top of Group H with six points.
Fernandes had two opportunities to score a goal but was both stopped, first by Sergio Rochet and then by the woodwork. He could have scored a poker.
In the first half, Uruguay’s Rodrigo Bentancur came close to opening the score, and minutes after coming on to replace Darwin Nunez, Maxi Gomez rattled the post.
Ghana Beat South Korea 3-2 in a Nail biting Game
In a dramatic and unpredictable World Cup Group H match on Monday, Ghana defeated South Korea 3-2 thanks to two goals from Mohammed Kudus, keeping them in the run for the next round.
Anthony Taylor, the referee, issued South Korea’s head coach Paulo Bento a red card for his protests.
Bento will be absent from the team dugout for South Korea’s last group match against Portugal on December 2 due to the red card.
Last Moment Goal helped Brazil Fix their Spot in the Round of 16
Brazil becomes the second team to seal their passage to the tournament’s knockouts.
In the 64th minute, Vinicius gave them the lead, but the goal was disallowed for offside. They remained steadfast. They persisted, and Casemiro scored in the 83rd minute.
They tried just to repel Brazil’s attacks, but they faltered. Now qualifying gets a little more challenging for Switzerland. They will need to win against Serbia in the final game.