Uruguay have put their three group wins behind them and are fully focused on Portugal and Ronaldo, striker Luis Suarez said on Friday, June 23, ahead of their last-16 World Cup clash in Sochi on Saturday night.
Having swept aside hosts Russia to top their group, Barcelona's Suarez and his Uruguay team mates are taking no chances as they prepare for Portugal, the reigning European champions led by his La Liga rival Cristiano Ronaldo.
National team coach Oscar Tabarez is also wary of the European champions - and in particular of their talismanic striker.
Despite its small population, Uruguay's proud World Cup history including trophies in 1930 and 1950 and a fourth place finish in 2010 means fans' expectations are high, and Tabarez said nothing to dampen their enthusiasm.
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