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Today's survey revealed that striker edema, but without breaking muscle tissue. Back then, Portugal lost to France and eventually finished fourth after losing to Germany in the consolation game.

The Portugal skipper further said that he is happy with kind of efforts put in by the players and asserted that this team will continue to win in the future.

Uruguay conceded their first Russia World Cup goal in the last 16 clash against Portugal but Edinson Cavani's double sent them through to the quarterfinals here on Saturday at the Fisht Olympic Stadium.

The two goals scored by Edinson Cavani knocked out Portugal.

The Real Madrid star will be 37 by the time of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, but Santos still hopes to see Ronaldo add to his 154 caps and 85 global goals.

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.

His eternal rival Lionel Messi finds himself in the same boat, with the Argentina worldwide having also tasted last-16 heartache on Saturday as the Albiceleste went down 4-3 in a thrilling clash with France.

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"Now is not the time to talk about the future, either of the coach or the players", the Portugal skipper said after the game.

"But I do feel that the second half was very good from us in terms of desire and our determination to score".

The only downside for Oscar Tabarez's side was the sight of Cavani limping off late on, raising a question mark over his fitness for next week's last eight showdown with the French in Nizhny Novgorod. "We know it's a special game for us, I don't know for him".

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Cavani headed the opener after a fine one-two with Luis Suarez, but Pepe rose unmarked to nod in an equaliser.

Despite the five-time Ballon d'Or suggesting he'll remain at the highest level into his 40's, his post-match comments sparked rumours he may end his 15-year career with A Seleção das Quinas.