Ronaldo, Fernandes star as Portugal reach World Cup knockouts with Uruguay win

Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes helped Portugal beat Uruguay 2-0 in their second game of the 2022 FIFA World Cup holding in Qatar.

Fernandes scored the two goals for Portugal, netting the first in the 54th minute and adding the second from the spot in added time.

The Portuguese won the penalty after a video assistant referee (VAR) intervention which adjudged Jose Gimenez had handled the ball in the area.

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Portugal had begun their World Cup campaign with a 3-2 victory over Ghana before clinching yet another victory to sit at the top of Group H with maximum points.

Uruguay, who had played goalless with South Korea in their opener, will now need to beat Ghana in their final group match if they are to have any chance of joining Portugal in the next phase.

Earlier in the day, South Korea fell to a 3-2 defeat to Ghana.

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