Portugal lost 2-1 to Uruguay in the World Cup round of 16 match and were eliminated from the tournament.

"I'm grateful to my players. They played well in the second half. They did the best they could but lost. And the only thing we can do is to congratulate Uruguay," Santos said post-match.

Uruguay will face France, who beat Argentina 4-3 earlier on Saturday in Kazan, in the quarter-finals on Friday.