Suarez on target as Uruguay end Saudis challenge, Saudis out, Egypt eliminated, Russia progress. Luis Suarez scored his 52nd international goal on the day he earned his 100th cap.
Uruguay‚Äôs 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‚Äôs 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‚Äôs 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.
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