FIFA World Cup 2018: Uruguayan defender Jose Maria Gimenez may be fit in time for round of 16 fixture against Portugal

Nizhny Novgorod: Uruguay central defender Jose Maria Gimenez trained with his national football squad on Wednesday, after having been sidelined for several days due to a thigh injury, and still has a chance to play against Portugal in the knockout round of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Jose Maria Gimenez scored in Uruguay's opening fixture against Egypt. AFP

Jose Maria Gimenez scored in Uruguay's opening fixture against Egypt. AFP

While the Atletico Madrid defender's recovery remains ongoing, if he progresses well, Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez may yet be able to count on him to help stop Portugal and their superstar forward Cristiano Ronaldo in Saturday's match, reports Efe.

Gimenez had not taken part in training since Sunday due to discomfort in his right thigh muscle, and on Monday missed Uruguay's final Group A game against Russia, which his side won 3-0.

Wednesday's practice was Uruguay's final session open to the press before their critical duel against Portugal, set to kick off in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi in southeast Russia on 30 June.

Click here for full coverage of FIFA World Cup 2018

Click here to view the full schedule of FIFA World Cup 2018

Click here to view the points table of FIFA World Cup 2018


Updated Date: Jun 28, 2018 16:02 PM

Also Watch

Social Media Star: Abhishek Bachchan, Varun Grover reveal how they handle selfies, trolls and broccoli
  • Monday, July 16, 2018 It's a Wrap: Soorma star Diljit Dosanjh and Hockey legend Sandeep Singh in conversation with Parul Sharma
  • Monday, July 16, 2018 Watch: Dalit man in Uttar Pradesh defies decades of prejudice by taking out baraat in Thakur-dominated Nizampur village
  • Monday, July 16, 2018 India's water crisis: After govt apathy, Odisha farmer carves out 3-km canal from hills to tackle scarcity in village
  • Sunday, July 15, 2018 Maurizio Sarri, named as new Chelsea manager, is owner Roman Abramovich's latest gamble in quest for 'perfect football'

Also See