Luiz Suarez, who makes his 100th cap for Uruguay today, scores in the first half to help his side knock Saudi Arabia out with a 1-0 victory to reach World Cup last 16 along with Group A opponent Russia.
12′ Cavani fires the ball into the sky!
23′ GOAL! Uruguay 1-0 Saudi Arabia (Suárez)
Suarez marks his 100th cap with a goal, but that is shocking defending from Saudi Arabia.
A Sanchez corner is floated in from the left and sails over the head of the leaping Gimenez to Suarez at the far post who slams gleefully into the net with a left-footed volley, completely unmarked.
That’s his 52nd goal for his country!
44′ Subs! Mogahwi on for injured Jassam!
51′ Suarez’s free-kick denied by Saudi goalkeeper!
62′ Sanchez’s header over the bar!
78′ Cavani’s header wide out!
Torreira shoots from distance and it’s going well wide but strikes Cavani and almost drops into the far corner. Would have been a lucky goal…
Luis Suarez booked Uruguay’s place in the World Cup knockout rounds, marking his 100th international appearance with the only goal in a 1-0 victory over Saudi Arabia.
Uruguay’s result also means hosts Russia, who have won their opening two Group A matches, are through to the next phase with one fixture to spare, while Egypt and Saudi Arabia are both out of the tournament.
Saudi Arabia gave a far better performance than they produced in their 5-0 loss to the hosts but a poor mistake from replacement goalkeeper Mohammed Al Owais handed the South Americans the winner in Rostov-on-Don on Wednesday.
Uruguay XI: Luis Suárez, Edinson Cavani, Cristian Rodríguez, Martín Cáceres, Fernando Muslera, Diego Godín, Carlos Sánchez, Matías Vecino, Guillermo Varela, José Giménez, Rodrigo Bentancur
Subs: Maxi Pereira, Cristhian Stuani, Martín Silva, Jonathan Urretaviscaya, Sebastián Coates, Martín Campaña, Gastón Silva, Diego Laxalt, Giorgian de Arrascaeta, Nahitan Nández, Lucas Torreira, Maxi Gómez
Saudi Arabia XI: Osama Hawsawi, Taiseer Al Jassam, Salman Al Faraj, Yasir Al Shahrani, Hattan Bahebri, Salem Al Dawsari, Fahad Al Muwallad, Abdullah Otayf, Mohammed Al Owais, Mohammed Al-Burayk, Ali Albulayhi
Subs: Yasser Al-Mosailem, Abdullah Al-Mayoof, Mansour Al-Harbi, Abdulmalek Al-Khaibri, Mohammed Al Sahlawi, Yahya Al Shehri, Mohannad Aseri, Hussain Al-Mogahwi, Omar Hawsawi, Motaz Hawsawi, Mohammed Kanno, Abdullah Alkhaibari