Uruguay v Saudi Arabia, Group A

The Saudi Arabia national team arriving in Rostov on Don for their FIFA World Cup 2018 match

Luis Suarez marked his 100th cap with the victor as Uruguay qualified for the World Cup knockout stages with an unconvincing victory which eliminated opponents Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia had a far better performance than the one in 5-0 loss to the hosts but a poor mistake from replacement goalkeeper Mohammed Al Owais handed the South Americans the victor in Rostov.

Luis Suarez no doubt looked to rediscover his usual attacking verve on Tuesday as he trained in advance of Uruguay's second World Cup Group A fixture against Saudi Arabia.

Nonetheless, the win was enough to guarantee a top-two finish in Group A and they will now meet Russian Federation on Monday in an outright duel for top spot.

Muslera had a special occasion of his own, playing his 13th World Cup match to pull even atop Uruguay's all-time mark with former national team keeper Ladislao Mazurkiewicz - that coming in his 99th cap. All the teams out there are good we respect all of them.

Strikers: Cristhian Stuani, Maximiliano Gomez, Edinson Cavani, Luis Suarez.

"Of the few things we have achieved he has always played a pivotal role".

"That's not the best game we've seen at this World Cup", admitted Drogba. For the first 20 minutes, both the teams fought each other simultaneously, but Suarez scored the goal after Uruguay's eyes filled with enthusiasm.

In fact, Saudi Arabia coach Juan Antonio Pizzi made four changes to his starting XI but, unfortunately, it was one of them who made a costly error that handed Uruguay the lead.

Before the game, Ibrahim Al-Turki had been optimistic about Saudi Arabia's chances.

Five minutes later, Cavani had another chance for Uruguay following a fast break but shot-stopper Mohammed Al Owais made a crucial save one-on-one. Many Uruguayan fans do not care what style of football is played or what level the performance is at, so long as the final result is preferable.

Carlos Sanchez swung in a corner which sailed to the far post where the unmarked Barcelona forward volleyed home with his left foot from the edge of the six-yard box.

And his goal ensured Uruguay reached the knockout stages for their third consecutive finals.

Since controversially winning the right to host the tournament, Qatar has said its World Cup would be one for the whole region, a legacy now under risk.

Uruguay snuck by the Egyptians via a late set-piece goal in their opening match of the tournament and went back to the well for their first against the Asian side after 23 minutes.

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