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Uruguay beat Saudi Arabia to send themselves & Russia into last 16

Luis Suarez scores for Uruguay

Uruguay’s slender victory over Saudi Arabia ensured that they and host nation Russia reached the last 16 of the World Cup.

Luis Suarez scored the only goal at the Rostov Arena, sweeping in from close range on his 100th appearance for La Celeste.

It was hard on the Green Falcons, who were knocked out despite a vast improvement from their 5-0 defeat by Russia in the tournament’s opening game.

However, while they largely eliminated their defensive errors and enjoyed more possession than their opponents, they were made to pay for one lapse by goalkeeper Mohammed Al Owais, whose misjudgement allowed Suarez to score.

Russia’s 3-1 win over Egypt on Tuesday means both they and Uruguay have collected maximum points from their two Group A games.

Both nations are six points clear of third-placed Egypt with one game to play.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Uruguay

  • 1Muslera
  • 4Varela
  • 2Giménez
  • 3Godín
  • 22Cáceres
  • 5SánchezSubstituted forNándezat 82′minutes
  • 15VecinoSubstituted forTorreiraat 59′minutes
  • 6Bentancur
  • 7RodríguezSubstituted forLaxaltat 59′minutes
  • 21Cavani
  • 9Suárez

Substitutes

  • 8Nández
  • 10de Arrascaeta
  • 11Stuani
  • 12Campaña
  • 13G Silva
  • 14Torreira
  • 16Pereira
  • 17Laxalt
  • 18Gómez
  • 19Coates
  • 20Urretaviscaya
  • 23M Silva

Saudi Arabia

  • 22Al Owais
  • 6Al-Burayk
  • 3Os Hawsawi
  • 4Albulayhi
  • 13Al Shahrani
  • 17Al JassamSubstituted forAl-Mogahwiat 44′minutes
  • 14Otayf
  • 9BahebriSubstituted forKannoat 75′minutes
  • 7Al Faraj
  • 18Al Dawsari
  • 19Al Muwallad Al-HarbiSubstituted forAl Sahlawiat 78′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Al-Mayoof
  • 2Al-Harbi
  • 5Om Hawsawi
  • 8Al Shehri
  • 10Al Sahlawi
  • 11Al-Khaibri
  • 12Kanno
  • 15Al Khaibari
  • 16Al-Mogahwi
  • 20Abu Radeah Aseri
  • 21Al-Mosailem
  • 23M Hawsawi
Referee:
Clément Turpin
Attendance:
42,678

Match Stats

Home TeamUruguayAway TeamSaudi Arabia
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home13
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away13

Live Text

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Match ends, Uruguay 1, Saudi Arabia 0.

Full Time

Posted at 90’+5′

Second Half ends, Uruguay 1, Saudi Arabia 0.

Posted at 90’+4′

Salem Al Dawsari (Saudi Arabia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at 90’+4′

Foul by Luis Suárez (Uruguay).

Posted at 90’+3′

Corner, Uruguay. Conceded by Mohammed Al-Burayk.

Posted at 90’+2′

Foul by Yasir Al Shahrani (Saudi Arabia).

Posted at 90’+2′

Edinson Cavani (Uruguay) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Posted at 90’+1′

Attempt missed. Yasir Al Shahrani (Saudi Arabia) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Mohammed Al Sahlawi.

Posted at 90′

Attempt saved. Mohammed Kanno (Saudi Arabia) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Salman Al Faraj with a cross.

Posted at 90′

Corner, Saudi Arabia. Conceded by Lucas Torreira.

Posted at 90′

Attempt blocked. Yasir Al Shahrani (Saudi Arabia) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Salman Al Faraj.

Posted at 89′

Attempt missed. Luis Suárez (Uruguay) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Diego Laxalt.

Posted at 86′

Attempt saved. Edinson Cavani (Uruguay) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Posted at 82′

Substitution, Uruguay. Nahitan Nández replaces Carlos Sánchez.

Posted at 81′

Foul by Mohammed Kanno (Saudi Arabia).

Posted at 81′

Rodrigo Bentancur (Uruguay) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at 80′

Attempt missed. Edinson Cavani (Uruguay) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Lucas Torreira.

Posted at 80′

Attempt missed. Lucas Torreira (Uruguay) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Luis Suárez.

Substitution

Posted at 78′

Substitution, Saudi Arabia. Mohammed Al Sahlawi replaces Fahad Al Muwallad.

Posted at 77′

Offside, Uruguay. Martín Cáceres tries a through ball, but Diego Godín is caught offside.

Posted at 77′

Attempt blocked. Martín Cáceres (Uruguay) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Carlos Sánchez with a cross.

Posted at 76′

Foul by Yasir Al Shahrani (Saudi Arabia).

Posted at 76′

Carlos Sánchez (Uruguay) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Posted at 75′

Substitution, Saudi Arabia. Mohammed Kanno replaces Hattan Bahebri.

Posted at 69′

Foul by Hussain Al-Mogahwi (Saudi Arabia).

Posted at 69′

Fernando Muslera (Uruguay) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at 68′

Attempt missed. Martín Cáceres (Uruguay) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Carlos Sánchez with a cross following a set piece situation.

Posted at 67′

Foul by Salem Al Dawsari (Saudi Arabia).

Posted at 67′

Luis Suárez (Uruguay) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Posted at 65′

Fahad Al Muwallad (Saudi Arabia) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Posted at 65′

Foul by José Giménez (Uruguay).

Posted at 64′

Foul by Yasir Al Shahrani (Saudi Arabia).

Posted at 64′

Carlos Sánchez (Uruguay) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Posted at 64′

Attempt blocked. Luis Suárez (Uruguay) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Guillermo Varela with a headed pass.

Posted at 62′

Attempt missed. Carlos Sánchez (Uruguay) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Edinson Cavani with a cross.

Posted at 62′

Foul by Osama Hawsawi (Saudi Arabia).

Posted at 62′

Luis Suárez (Uruguay) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Posted at 59′

Substitution, Uruguay. Lucas Torreira replaces Matías Vecino.

Substitution

Posted at 59′

Substitution, Uruguay. Diego Laxalt replaces Cristian Rodríguez.

Posted at 57′

Foul by Fahad Al Muwallad (Saudi Arabia).

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