Published: Sunday 01 July, 2018

WATCH Uruguay Dumps Portugal: Ronaldo Follows Messi Out of World Cup 2018

What a brutal Saturday it was for World Cup 2018 as the Knock Out stage began. Rival football superstars Messi and Ronaldo were both kicked out of the World Cup on the same day!

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Ronaldo disappointed again as Uruguay defeated Portugal 2-1. (The Associated Press)

Four hours after Messi and Argentina lost to France, Ronaldo and Portugal were outclassed by Uruguay 2-1 to reach the quarterfinals. Messi and Ronaldo may be superstars of the sport but both are going home without a World Cup again!

It was Uruguay’s Edinson Cavani who dealt the deadly blow to Ronaldo’s hopes, twice. Cavani converted Luis Suarez’s cross just three minutes into the match to send Portugal reeling. Ronaldo and his teammates spent the rest of the first half trying to catch up but couldn’t.

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Portugal eventually leveled the match in the second half courtesy of Pepe. But Cavani scored what proved to be the decisive goal seven minutes later.

Ronaldo and Messi would have faced each other in the quarterfinals had both of their teams won. Instead, they will face each other at the airport on their way home.

Meanwhile, Uruguay will face France in the quarterfinals on July 6 with bookmakers favoring Les Bleus.