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LIVE UPDATE: Uruguay 1 vs 0 Saudi Arabia

URUGUAY 1-0 SAUDI ARABIA

25: Cavani wants to get in on the act. He turns and shoots, but it’s well blocked by Al-Bulayhi and into the arms of Al-Owais.

GOAL! URUGUAY 1-0 SAUDI ARABIA (Suarez, 23)

Suarez marks his 100th cap with a goal, but that is shocking defending from Saudi Arabia. 

The corner is floated in from the left and sails over the head of the leaping Gimenez to Suarez at the far post who slams gleefully into the net, completely unmarked.

URUGUAY 0-0 SAUDI ARABIA

22: CORNER! Rodriguez’s cut-back is met by Hawsawi. Can Uruguay produce a better delivery this time?

URUGUAY 0-0 SAUDI ARABIA

20: Cavani’s cross is put behiond by Al-Shahrani and Uruguay win their first corner of the game. It’s taken short and Sanchez drills the ball straight at goalkeeper Al-Owais.

URUGUAY 0-0 SAUDI ARABIA

18: A high ball is just beyond Rodriguez on the right wing and out of play. Saudi Arabia have not had much to worry about here so far.

URUGUAY 0-0 SAUDI ARABIA

15: Suarez is screaming at the ref. He drills one across goal from a tight angle and it deflects off Hawsawi into the side netting. Inexplicably, French referee Clement Turpin awards a goal kick rather than a corner.

URUGUAY 0-0 SAUDI ARABIA

13: SHOT! Caceres’ cross is just behind Cavani and the forward can’t adjust his body, skying his shot high and wide. He grimaces and looks to the heavens in frustration.

URUGUAY 0-0 SAUDI ARABIA

12: Suarez is hacked down by Al-Dawsari near the centre circle. He avoids a booking and potentially cut out a breakaway there.

URUGUAY 0-0 SAUDI ARABIA

10: The pace of the game is slow. It’s 36 degrees in Rostov today so that probably explains why.

URUGUAY 0-0 SAUDI ARABIA

8: Al-Burayk takes the free-kick eventually. it clips the top of the wall and goes out for a corner. Al-Faraj eventually curls one into the arms of Muslera, but this has been promising from Saudi Arabia so far.

URUGUAY 0-0 SAUDI ARABIA

7: Saudi Arabia earn a free-kick 30 yards from goal. Al-Dawsari stands over it. There’s six players in the Uruguayan wall.

URUGUAY 0-0 SAUDI ARABIA

5: Saudi Arabia have started well. Al-Dawsari crosses the ball and Muslera has to make a catch. Already we’ve seen more intent from the boys in white than we did against Russia!!

URUGUAY 0-0 SAUDI ARABIA

4: Al-Burayk steps forward and plays a lovely through-ball into the area, but Godin slides in superbly to cut out the danger.

URUGUAY 0-0 SAUDI ARABIA

2: Rodriguez nods down and Suarez arrives on the edge of the box to unleash a fierce shot, but it is well blocked by defenderAl-Bulayhi.

URUGUAY 0-0 SAUDI ARABIA

1: KICK-OFF! A victory and Uruguay are through. A defeat and Saudi Arabia are out. The permutations are simple. The team in white kick us off…

THE TEAMS ARE OUT

Uruguay step out in their light blue shirts. no tracksuit tops for them. It’s warm out there. Their anthem is up first.

KEY MATCH STATS

  • Uruguay are looking to win their first two matches of a World Cup tournament for the first time since 1954.
  • Saudi Arabia have failed to score in eight of their last 10 World Cup games.
  • They didn’t have a single shot on target in their opener against Russia.
  • Luis Suarez becomes the sixth Uruguayan to reach 100 caps.

TEAM NEWS

URUGUAY TEAM NEWS

Team to play Saudi Arabia: Muslera, Varela, Godin, Gimenez, Caceres, Sanchez, Bentancur, Vecino, Rodriguez, Suarez, Cavani

SAUDI ARABIA TEAM NEWS

Team to play Uruguay: Al-Owais, Hawsawi (c), Al-Bulayhi, Al-Burayk, Al-Shahrani, Al-Faraj, Bahbir, Ateef, Al-Jassam, Al-Dawsari, Al-Muwallad

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