In their second match of the 2022 World Cup, Portugal will play Uruguay, and a win will guarantee them a spot in the knockout stages.

In contrast, Uruguay will be seeking their first win after playing to a scoreless tie with South Korea. We examine the five most important discussion points for Portugal vs. Uruguay.

Rafael Leao made all the difference in the previous game, as Portugal scored twice in a hurry after his entrance. Leao also contributed one, and considering his current form, he ought to go first.

Diogo Alonso, the coach of Uruguay, will have to decide between Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez. Suarez is perhaps the best striker in Uruguayan history, although Cavani currently outperforms him in terms of first-team XI.

For Portugal, Bruno Fernandes will be crucial throughout the offensive phase. Fernandes produced three chances and had two assists in the most recent game against Ghana.

Ronaldo really doesn't fit within Cristiano Portugal's strongest XI, solely based on recent performance. Although Rafael Leao, Joao Felix, and Bernardo Silva appear more capable and sharp, it is unlikely that these three will start.

One of the Uruguyana team's players who is at the top of his game and has the ability to change the course of the game is Federico Valverde. 

Against South Korea, Valverde's spectacular shot hit the goal, and his long-range shooting will be on display once more tonight.

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