Luis Suarez Winner Sends Uruguay Into Last 16 With Hosts Russia

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Luis Suarez marked his 100th worldwide 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.

Luis Suárez opened the scoring from close range after 23 minutes.

Suarez tapped in midway through the first half after keeper Mohammed Al-Owais failed to grab the ball on a corner.

Sanchez and Suarez wasted half-chances to extend the lead for Uruguay, who also won their opener against Egypt 1-0 thanks to a set-piece goal, defender Jose Gimenez heading home a late victor.


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Luis Suarez netted the match's only goal in the 23rd minute in his 100th global for Uruguay.

Fernando Muslera had to tip over a long-range drive from Hattan Bahebri, who then missed a fine chance in the box, as Saudi Arabia responded well to falling behind.

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Saudi Arabia have conceded 14 headed goals at the World Cup and it could have been 15, Martin Caceres heading over in the 68th minute from another Sanchez delivery. Uruguay can do themselves a massive favour by winning today and rendering their clash with Russian Federation a formality / decider as to who tops group A.

In truth, it was another stuttering display from Oscar Tabarez's Uruguay team.

Facing elimination, the Saudis fought hard for a goal with Hatan Bahmi getting several early chances. If Uruguay wins today then they move on and Saudi Arabia is out. While the Green Falcons created little in terms of genuine goal threat, they were surprisingly dominant in possession and had a better rate of pass completion than Uruguay, raising the question that maybe they weren't the worst team in this World Cup after all? Many Uruguayan fans do not care what style of football is played or what level the performance is at, so long as the final result is preferable.


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