Saudi Arabia take positives for Asian Cup after Russian Federation exit

Saudi Arabia take positives for Asian Cup after Russian Federation exit

The victory, which also confirms Russia's place in the knockout stage and eliminates both Saudi Arabia and Egypt, was secured through a close-range goal from Luis Suarez (23) on his 100th appearance for his country.

Uruguay on Wednesday booked their place in the FIFA World Cup knockout stage along with Russian Federation, as Luis Suarez scored the victor on his 100th worldwide appearance in a 1-0 victory over Saudi Arabia in Rostov-on-Don.

Ahead of the match, Suarez became the sixth from his country to play 100 worldwide matches and scoring for Uruguay, he joined an elite list of global goalscorers who have found back of the net in their hundredth appearance.

Sanchez and Suarez wasted half-chances to extend the lead for Uruguay, who also won their opener against Egypt 1-0 thanks to a set-piece goal, defender Jose Gimenez heading home a late victor. He fell back to defend and raced forward alongside Edinson Cavani on the counterattack.

"We are not playing the way we like, but as we have seen in the World Cup, what counts are the results".

Uruguay beat a 48-year curse of failing to win a World Cup finals opener on Friday, but needed an 89th-minute header to do so.

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The 31-year-old was largely anonymous during Uruguay's opening win against Egypt, and though far from the effervescent figure that Premier League and La Liga audiences are familiar with, he remains a hard opponent to pin down over 90 minutes. With the "Fubo Premier" bundle, you will get access to all four of the World Cup soccer TV channels in most markets.

"We've done everything we could for the national team players", he thundered, before adding: "They've blackened my face". Saudi put up a good fight and performed well, although they never really troubled the Uruguay defence, they kept the ball well and limited Uruguay's attacking prowess.

Suarez and Cavani need to bring their A game and demolish the wounded defense of Saudi Arabia. "It's a handsome moment and we want to enjoy it", Suarez said.

The FIFA World Cup 2018 Uruguay v/s Saudia Arabia match will be played at Rostov Arena Rostov-On-Don.

Midfielder Taiseer al Jassam admits Saudi Arabia have a reputation to restore. He also has nine goals in his last nine starts for Spain.

The former was highly disappointing against Egypt, though, as he failed to take numerous chances and generally looked sluggish and out of sorts.

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