The 2-1 victory over Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal has propelled Uruguay into the World Cup quarterfinals, with reverberations across the entire country.
Cavani's header in the seventh minute and a curled first-time shot in the 62nd, seven minutes after Pepe had equalized for Portugal, take his total for the tournament to three.
Remarkably, neither Ronaldo nor Messi have managed to score a single goal in a knockout tie in four World Cups going back to 2006. Messi's Argentina lost to France in the other game of the day. Record-breaking captain Cristiano Ronaldo starred with four goals including a hat-trick against Spain and the victor against Morocco.
Edinson Cavani's double sent Uruguay into the last eight of the Fifa World Cup in Russian Federation.
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Portugal coach Fernando Santos told a news conference he hopes Ronaldo will be available for the start of the Nations League in September.
The World Cup match between Uruguay and Portugal will be broadcast live on Fox.
Portugal's flank players created some set-piece sutuations but they couldn't yield the desired equaliser as Uruguay saw off the last anxious moments by doing putting in a heavy defending shift.
'And I also want to congratulate the organisation of this World Cup, it has been fantastic in every way; the organisation, the security, the atmosphere is ideal and it must be said.
When the former Manchester United player had flat game In Portugal's final group stage outing against Iran, Ricardo Quaresma chipped in with a goal to see Porgual over the line, and might have again, had his extra time effort not been fired straight into the waiting hands of Muslera.
The spirit with which they play, sticking into tackles, putting their bodies on the line to get to the ball and working hard for their teammates sets them apart from nearly all other teams in the draw, and gives them an added edge besides just the football playing. Uruguay, however, soon demonstrated their hunger to win, with Cavani's one-touch curler.