In a message of "congratulations" to the national team, Costa highlighted it as "a great game".

“A fair achievement that guaranteed access to the next stage in this World Cup. We were all thrilled with this victory for the team”, he wrote on Twitter.

After the triumph against Ghana (3-2) in the opening round, Portugal won Lusail against Uruguay (2-0) thanks to a double from Bruno Fernandes (54 and 90+3 minutes, the second from the penalty spot).