Portugal will meet Uruguay in the Lusail Iconic Stadium on Monday, hoping to take home the most points from this 2022 FIFA World Cup match. The Portuguese players just achieved a hard-fought 3-2 win over Ghana, which will keep them upbeat heading into this encounter.
Fernando Santos will line up his team in a 4-3-3 shape and may make one change to his lineup for this encounter. In this World Cup match against Ghana, we can expect William Carvalho to start from the start.
4-3-3 Portugal Lineup To Face Uruguay
Diogo Costa will remain in goal for the Portugal national team despite allowing two goals in his previous game. Ruben Dias will have another chance to shine alongside Dani Pereira as they attempt to put up a strong defensive performance against their South American opponents.
Joao Cancelo will keep his right-back spot, while Raphael Guerreiro will try to do well at left-back. They’d both be hungry to move forward and set up some good chances for their teammates up top.
Pepe and Diogo Dalot will have to settle for a place on the bench as they provide cover for the defensive positions.
Santos could opt for a midfield comprised of William Carvalho, Ruben Neves, and Bernardo Silva as they look to establish their superiority over the opposition in the middle of the park.
Both Silva and Neves would have to move the ball well if they want to find some holes in the Uruguay backline during the 90 minutes.
Joao Palhinha will be named on the bench and might come on to make an impact in the second half if Santos decides to call upon his services.
Joao Felix will once again get a chance to catch the eye as the left-sided wide player while Bruno Fernandes hopes to create some decent chances from the right flank.
Cristiano Ronaldo will lead Portugal’s attack once more after scoring against Ghana earlier this month. If Portugal wants to take maximum points from this World Cup encounter, he must find a way to cause some issues for Uruguay’s center-backs on Monday.
Rafael Leao and Andre Silva will be on the bench, waiting for their chance to make an impact in the final quarter if Portugal is still in need of a goal.