At the Rostove-on-don, Uruguay made sure of their place in the Pre-Quarter finals (Round of 16) at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia after a 1-0 victory over Saudi Arabia.After moving into pole position to qualify for the next round, the Uruguayans paced themselves, continuing to probe but without exerting themselves too much, despite the fact that a draw with Russia in their final game will leave them second in Group A.
Uruguay reach Round of 16 for third World Cup running
Luis Suarez Awarded Man of the match ( Uruguay Vs Saudi Arabia)
Saudi Arabia goalless again to break their own world finals record
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The match was started with reformed Saudi attack after their disaterours match against Russia at the World cup opener. They shows more commitment and organized. A Luis Suarez goal in the first half off a corner kick made the huge difference. He was unmarked and made no mistake putting ball into the post.
Even though the win, it wasn’t the most compelling performance from Uruguay, which struggled in the attack yet again, but they can’t argue with back-to-back clean sheets and two wins to start the tournament.
Luis Suarez celebrated his 100th appearance for his country in typical fashion, scoring his 52nd international goal to become the first Uruguay player in history to find the back of the net at three World Cups. The front man scored three times at South Africa 2010 and twice at Brazil 2014.
Though not the strongest side in the competition, the Saudis battled hard and had chances to score. They can proud to return to their country after showing brilliant performance at the later league stage matches.
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- 23′ : L. SUAREZ (URUGUAY) SCORES!!
- The No 9 marks his milestone appearance with the opening goal!. Saudi Arabia fail to deal with a corner into the box from the left side and Suarez is free near the back post to cushion a finish into the empty net and put La Celeste in front.
Saudi Arabia have beaten their own record for failing to score at the world finals, having now gone goalless in the competition for 366 minutes. Their previous worst mark was 343 minutes, between France 1998 and Germany 2006, when Al Jaber scored their most recent World Cup goal, against Tunisia.
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