Luis Suarez marked his 100th global cap by sending Uruguay into the last 16 of the World Cup as the striker benefited from some poor goalkeeping to eliminate Saudi Arabia with a 1-0 win on Wednesday. Egypt and Saudi Arabia have been eliminated.
A victory may cement Uruguay's position as the group's leader, lining it most probably for a tough second-round clash against Spain or Portugal.
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Luis Suarez no doubt looked to rediscover his usual attacking verve on Tuesday as he trained in advance of Uruguay's second World Cup Group A fixture against Saudi Arabia.
Suarez, who was kicked out of the last World Cup for biting an opponent during a match, knocked in a corner kick from Carlos Sanchez in the 23rd minute for his 52nd goal for his country in that century of matches.
"All we wanted to do was to win and qualify for the next round". After losing 5-0 to Russian Federation in the opening game of the tournament, that ranking looks justified.
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She topped the elegant ensemble off with a black and white Philip Traecy hat, getting the fill Royal Enclosure stamp of approval. The couple later presented a trophy to jockey Frankie Dettori for his win in the St James's Palace Stakes.
While Uruguay has done just enough to get past two lackluster opponents in its two Group Stage wins, there's a sense that we haven't seen the best of the South American side, that is one of just five countries to have won the World Cup a few times.
Saudi Arabia will play Egypt that same day in Volgograd. Jose Gimenez scored the victor for Uruguay in the 89th minute. With the "Fubo Premier" bundle, you will get access to all four of the World Cup soccer TV channels in most markets.
The second half was even scrappier, with Saudi Arabia too limited to run riot as Uruguay were happy with a narrow advantage. Two goals were conceded in stoppage time, making the scoreline more lopsided, but they left Juan Antonio Pizzi's team with a mountain to climb against Luis Suarez, Edinson Cavani and their star-studded teammates.
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But they couldn't get another one in front of a very Brazil-friendly crowd at the Rostov Arena. "Until we scored the goal there was a lot of pressure".
Taisir Al-Jassim limped out of the match in the 44th minute with what appeared to be a hamstring injury after over-stretching for a ball at the top of the box.