3 mins: Portugal 0 Uruguay 0
Ronaldo with a superb lay off, using his chest, and steers it to Carvalho. Cracks the ball hard on the volley.
1 mins: Portugal 0 Uruguay 0
Cavani starts up front. He scored twice in Sochi in the last World Cup to knock out Portugal.
Godin with an early, beefy header to clear when Ronaldo was lurking.
Portugal: Diogo Costa, Joao Cancelo, Pepe, Ruben Dias, Nuno Mendes, Ruben Neves, Bernardo Silva, Bruno Fernandes, William Carvalho, Joao Felix, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Uruguay: Sergio Rochet, Sebastian Coates, Diego Godin, Jose Maria Gimenez, Guillermo Varela, Mathias Olivera, Rodrigo Bentancur, Matias Vecino, Federico Valverde, Edinson Cavani, Darwin Nunez.
Three at the back for Uruguay.
Luis Suarez on bench
this guy begins on the bench and will be hungry as hell once he gets on.
Two magnfiicent anthems
Portugal go first. It's an excellent effort. But Uruguay, you have to take your hat off. It's like an entire symphony before they even start the wordy bit. Godin and the lads into it. Crowd bang up for it.
I'm calling the all-important Anthem-off to the men from South America.
comm Jon Champion says he expects to see both excellence (or words to that effect?) and "villainy" from both of these sides. Strong agree! Both of these have brilliant players and more than a couple of sods. Lovely stuff.
Portugal: Costa, Joao Cancelo, Dias, Pepe, Nuno Mendes, Bernardo Silva, Neves, William Carvalho, Bruno Fernandes, Ronaldo, Joao Felix. Subs: Rui Patricio, Dalot, Guerreiro, Joao Palhinha, Andre Silva, Jose Sa, Leao, Vitinha, Joao Mario, Ricardo Horta, Matheus Luiz, Silva, Goncalo Ramos.
Uruguay: Rochet, Coates, Godin, Gimenez, Varela, Valverde, Vecino, Bentancur, Olivera, Nunez, Cavani. Subs: Muslera, De la Cruz, Pellistri, Suarez, De Arrascaeta, Sosa, Torreira, Vina, Gomez, Torres, Caceres, Canobbio, Ugarte, Luis Rodriguez.
And here is the real thing
ITV showing the
Michael Sheen speech to the Wales team. I'm not even Welsh and I am absolutely pumped for them. Brilliant bit of telly.
The ITV chaps
are deep in discussion about Declan Rice and what he brings to England.
I've enjoyed ITV so far this tournament. With Souness and Keane, ITV exerts an early authority over BBC
What a match up in store
I fancied Urg as my dark horse fiver for the tournament but this match was obviously a potential fly in the ointment. I have to say, I really expected Uruguay to put South Korea away so coming into this with just one point is sub-optimal. I strongly suspect my dark horse fiver may be going down the jacks with many previous dark horse fivers now but who knows.
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Don't let those players get out of this unrated.
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How Uruguay start the game... no Suarez
Starting XI: Rochet, Coates, Godin, Giminez, Varela, Valverde, Vecino, Bentancur, Olivera, Nunez, Cavani
Substitutes: Muslera, De la Cruz, Pellistri, Suarez, de Arrasceta, Sosa, Torreira, Vina, Gomez, Torres, Caceres, Canobbio, Ugarte, Rodriguez
How Portugal line up
Starting XI: Diogo Costa, Cancelo, Ruben Dias, Pepe, Nuno Mendes, Bernardo Silva, Neves, William Carvalho, Bruno Fernandes, Cristiano Ronaldo, Joao Felix
Substitutes: Rui Patricio, Dalot, Guerreiro, Joao Palhinha, Andre Silva, Sa, Rafael Leao, Vitinha, Joao Mario, Ricardo Horta, Nunes, Antonio Silva, Goncalo Ramos
And welcome to our live coverage for tonight's 7pm kick-off, the Group H game between Portugal and Uruguay. It is probably the match of the day and Portugal go into it in better shape than their rivals, after their 3-2 opening win against Ghana. Uruguay, on the other hand, laboured to a 0-0 draw against South Korea.
Portugal can qualify if they beat Uruguay tonight, which would take a lot of pressure out of that final group game against South Korea, who will struggle to qualify after losing 3-2 to Ghana earlier today. Uruguay probably need a result of some kind, but a draw would not be the end of the world. The myriad permutations are what tournament football is all about at this stage.
One familiar name - and face - who comes back into the fold for Portugal is 39-year-old Pepe, in what will be his 130th cap after Danilo Pereira sustained three rib fractures in (somehow) training this week.
Portugal manager Fernando Santos described Pereira's injury as "unexplained". "After, we saw it was more serious than expected," he said. "We are following it up. I'm not a magical doctor. As far as I know he is evolving positively and we expect to have him very soon in the field of play. We cannot cry over spilt milk."
Speaking about Pepe, Santos said: "He's a monster. A monster. That's the answer to that question."
Regarding Uruguay, midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur was clear with what needs to be different.
"We need to change our play with the ball. We were a bit slow when building up and weren't able to break enough with the midfielders or with strikers."
"We need to improve speed, build-up and make the most of our strong points either on the flanks or in the middle," added manager Diego Alonso.
"We want to have more dynamism with the ball. Sometimes, if you are slow, you won't have enough chances."
The game kicks off at 7pm GMT and we will be here for the build-up, live updates and reaction from what could be a tasty clash.