Portugal easily defeated Uruguay 2-0 in Group H of the 2022 FIFA World Cup to advance to the knockout round of the competition.
The European powerhouses faced Ghana in the first match of the group stage last Thursday and prevailed 3-2 after the full 90 minutes.
In today’s second Group H encounter of the ongoing tournament in Qatar, Portugal squared off against Uruguay.
In a match under floodlights, Uruguay once again failed to show up and spent the majority of the game chasing its opponent.
After converting two penalty penalties, Bruno Fernandes earned a hat trick to give Portugal a 2-0 victory.
The Portuguese, the 2016 European Champions, are now through to the Round of 16 of the 2022 FIFA World Cup after the victory earned them three significant points.
Portugal will face South Korea in the group’s last game. After losing to Ghana 3-2 on Monday afternoon, the Asian team is out of the competition.
Ghana and Uruguay will play each other simultaneously on Friday in an effort to earn a point that will advance the Black Stars to the World Cup’s Round of 16.