Suarez scores again, Uruguay beats host Russia 3-0

Suarez scores again, Uruguay beats host Russia 3-0

Russia's problems worsened as Igor Smolnikov was ejected for a second bookable offence in the 37th minute.

Uruguay went up 2-0 over Russian Federation on an own-goal - the sixth of the World Cup to tie the tournament record.

Edinson Cavani later added a third goal for his country with a poacher's finish from Diego Godin's header at a corner.

A song by comedian Semyon Slepakov went viral just before the tournament, poking fun at Russia's poor form and suggesting players needed Chechnya's authoritarian leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, as coach for extra motivation.

"After winning the first two matches 1-0, our goal was to get another", Suarez said.

Suarez opened the scoring in the 10th minute with his seventh World Cup goal and Uruguay's lead was doubled in the 23rd minute when Diego Laxalt's shot took a wicked deflection off Cheryshev.

After the break, Russia's 10 men composed themselves and at least managed to wrest back some control of the match, with Uruguay always looking unsafe but perhaps happy to concede possession and protect their lead.

"We throw our hearts into the game, including our joy, and always do our utmost at a hundred-percent level", Cavani told journalists in Samara.

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Uruguay have won three consecutive World Cup matches against European opposition for the first time since a run of four straight victories between 1950 and 1954.

The Russian defense constantly struggled with the speed of Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez, proven talents on the world stage as opposed to the Saudi and Egyptian players the Russians had put eight goals past.

A draw would also be good enough to give Russian Federation first place, thanks to the eight goals from two matches that have made believers out of fans used to decades of World Cup futility. Kick with 11-meter mark al-Muwallad reflected the 45-year-old writer national team of Egypt, El-hadary.

In particular, he sounded optimistic that his players might learn valuable lessons from their mistakes against the South Americans: "From one side, it's bad that we lost, from another, that kind of slap is useful sometimes", he said. Ranked No. 14, La Celeste defeated Egypt 1-0 in its tournament opener and then had the same result against Saudi Arabia on Wednesday. The decision was confirmed after a video review.

Uruguay made a decision to change from a 442 formation to a 41212 formation, bringing Lucas Torreira into the side as a holding midfielder.

SARANSK, Russia - Cristiano Ronaldo's missed penalty cost Portugal first place in its World Cup group.

Current Group B leaders Spain play Morocco, who are already eliminated.

Seeing as the Russians' next match will be against Group B winners Spain in the round of 16 on Sunday, it's hard to disagree with their manager's assessment. Three goals to the good.

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