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Qatar 2022: Bruno Fernandes’ double takes Portugal into World Cup round of 16



 Qatar 2022 Bruno Fernandes double takes Portugal into World Cup round of 16
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Bruno Fernandes scored twice to send Portugal through to the knockout stages from Group H with a game to spare after beating Uruguay 2-0.

Cristiano Ronaldo thought he had scored a second-half header although the striker did not get a touch to Fernandes’ cross which ended up in the net.

Portugal’s deserved lead came just a minute after a protester had invaded the pitch carrying a rainbow flag and wearing a t-shirt which read “Save Ukraine” and “Respect for Iranian women”.

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Uruguay almost equalised when substitute Maxi Gomez hit a post just seconds after coming on before Luis Suarez missed from close-range – but they were punished in the 90th minute as a VAR check saw Jose Maria Gimenez adjudged to have handled the ball in the area and Fernandes tucked away the spot kick.

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