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  • Saturday 28, November 2020
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Uruguay finish as Group A winners, hosts Russia as runners-up

Uruguay finish as Group A winners, hosts Russia as runners-up

First defeat of ongoing world cup for hosts Russia; qualify for round 16 as runner up of group A.

Uruguay beat hosts Russia 3-0 goals from forward duo Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani, alongside an own goal from Denis Cheryshev, to finish as Group A winners.

Suarez opened the scoring in the tenth minute, curling in a free-kick from just outside Russia’s penalty area to score his seventh World Cup finals goal, surpassing Diego Forlan in second place all-time for Uruguay. La Celeste’s lead was then doubled when Cheryshev scored the sixth own goal at Russia 2018.

This was definitely Uruguay's most complete match of Russia 2018. They brought intensity to play, generated good goal scoring chances, were solid in defense and scored two goals to bring calmness to the team. In the second half, things changed and the match was more even as Uruguay allowed Russia more time on the ball. The most important thing is that the result is very positive; Uruguay showed a different side to their previous performances and qualified in the first position of Group A.?

Next Uruguay will play against Portugal, 30 June, Sochi, Fisht Stadium in Knockout round and Russia will face Spain, 1 July, Moscow, Luzhniki Stadium