Published: Mon, June 25, 2018
Sport | By Floyd Cook

Uruguay vs Saudi Arabia , Suarez guides team home in his 100th match

Uruguay vs Saudi Arabia , Suarez guides team home in his 100th match

Luis Suarez scored the only goal and Uruguay edged Saudi Arabia 1-0 in FIFA World Cup Group A play in Russia's southern city of Rostov-on-Don on Wednesday, attended by 42,678 fans. Suarez's departure was not good in the last two World Cups.

La Celeste snuck past Egypt 1-0 on Friday, a day after Saudi Arabia had been thrashed 5-0 by hosts Russian Federation in the opening match of the tournament.

A victory may cement Uruguay's position as the group's leaders, lining them most probably for a tough second-round clash against Spain or Portugal.

The 31-year-old has been a controversial figure in the history of FIFA World Cup. However they had knocked out by Sweden in the round of 16 at that time. "And he has that enormous capacity to score goals", Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez said.

"There is no doubt that facing the Uruguayan team is hard and that it is known for its global stars, but we are determined to improve our image from the previous match and the joy of the Saudi fans", said Saudi Arabia midfielder Taisir Al-Jassim.

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The Saudis were crushed 5-0 by hosts Russian Federation in the opening game of Group A before a goalkeeping blunder from Mohammed Al-Owais handed Uruguay their place in the last 16 and eliminated the Green Falcons.

For Uruguay, Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani are once again relied upon up front.

"The goal we conceded was unfortunate, but we didn't have the tools they had".

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"Unfortunately we couldn't play like this in the first game, and we regret that we have no possibility in the last game, but we'll still represent our country, and we'll make Saudi Arabia proud even though we are out of the tournament", Pizzi said. We couldn't equalize, but we controlled the play.

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