Uruguay thrashes Russian Federation to win bragging rights in Group A

Uruguay thrashes Russian Federation to win bragging rights in Group A

Uruguay thrashes Russian Federation to win bragging rights in Group A

A massive deflection off Denis Cheryshev made it 2-0, and two quick red cards for Igor Smolnikov effectively killed the game as a contest.

Uruguay go into the game having yet to concede a goal at Russian Federation 2018, seeing off Egypt and Saudi Arabia both by 1-0 scorelines.

Edinson Cavani eventually got the third goal for Uruguay in the last minute of regulation time with a close-range finish after Diego Godin's initial header was saved.

The score was opened by Uruguay on the 10th minute after Russian midfielder Yury Gazinsky was slapped with a yellow card for a tackle on Matias Vecino near the box of his goal, reported Tass news agency.

Suarez looked determined to impress after his poor opening match against Egypt, and it was his clever low free-kick that set the tone for what was a very comfortable victory.

Seasoned campaigners Uruguay appear to be warming up as the tournament goes on and they still have not a conceded a goal - a first for them after three matches at the World Cup.

The national teams of Uruguay and Russian Federation in the person match determined the victor of the Quartet.

It was heart-breaking for Cheryshev, who scored twice in the 5-0 trouncing of Saudi Arabia in the opening game.

The veteran forward said that while Gimenez is an important member of the squad, there are other quality players who can replace him in Monday's match.

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The 6-1 win over Panama - England's largest-ever margin of victory at the World Cup - was watched by 14.1 million, which was nearly 83 percent of the TV audience in Britain.

90' GOAL! Uruguay 3-0 Russia: There's the goal Cavani has been desperate for all afternoon! He scored one goal in each tournament in South Africa in 2010, when Uruguay reached the semifinals, and in Brazil in 2014, when the South Americans were eliminated in the round of 16.

Because Russia had the advantage in goal differential from its first two group matches, it would have won the group with a draw.

On a personal level I'm happy to move forwards, with the team we continue to make history.

Cavani, one of the world's greatest scorers in club football with 323 goals in 12 years with Danubio, Palermo, Napoli and current team Paris Saint Germain, hasn't had the same success at World Cups.

Mohamed Salah put Egypt ahead in the 22nd minute with when he deftly controlled a long ball from Abdalla Said that split the Saudi defense and then lobbed goalkeeper Yasser Almosailem.

Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira made his first start of the World Cup.

Russia, meanwhile, will face Group B winners Spain after last night's 2-2 draw with Morocco. Both Spain and Portugal had a goal difference of plus-1, but Spain scored six goals in its three group matches while Portugal had five.

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