Uruguay confirms the berth in Round of 16 while Saudi Arabia and Egypt out of the contest after two successive losses, Russia through too...
Luis Suarez´s first-half goal was enough to make the difference between Uruguayan Sky Blue Squad and The Green Falcon in the Group A encounter of the 2018 FIFA World Cup at Rostov Arena.
Suarez who missed a number of chances against Egypt in their campaign opener found the net after Mohammed Al-Owais failed clearance found him unmarked to open his score sheet.
Saudi Arabia were better at the beginning of the first half, however, could not keep the momentum going.
The second half witnessed both sides struggling to build the tempo of the game. And out of form Suarez wasted half-chances to extend their lead.
Suarez made his 100th appearance for the national team today and became the first Uruguayan to score in three different World Cups.
The match results define the Group A position with Russia and Uruguay through to next round while Saudi Arabia and Egypt out of the contest with one game to go.
Full-time: Uruguay 1-0 Saudi Arabia
90: Four minutes added
82: Substitution for Uruguay, Carlos Sanchez OFF Nahitan Nandez IN
78: Substitution for Saudi Arabia, Fahad Al Muwallad OFF Mohammad Al Sahlawi IN
76: Substitution for Saudi Arabia, Hattan Bahebir OFF Mohammed Kanoo IN
59: Substitution for Uruguay, Matias Vecino OFF Lucas Torreira IN
59: Substitution for Uruguay, Cristian Rodriguez OFF Diego Laxalt IN
46: Second half kicks off
Half-time: Uruguay 1-0 Saudi Arabia
45: Two minutes added
44: Substitution for Saudi Arabia, Taisir Al Jassim OFF Hussain Al Mogahwi IN
23: Goal!! Luis Suarez scored for Uruguay
1: First half kick off
Subs: Mohannad Aseri, Mohammed Kanno, Yasser Al-Mosailem, Omar Hawsawi, Abdullah Al Khaibari, Hussain Al-Mogahwi, Yahya Al Shehri, Mohammed Al Sahlawi, Mansour Al-Harbi, Motaz Hawsawi, Abdullah Al-Mayoof, Abdulmalek Al-Khaibri.
Saudi Arabia line-up: Mohammed Al Owais, Mohammed Al-Burayk, Osama Hawsawi, Ali Albulayhi, Yasir Al Shahrani; Salem Al Dawsari, Taiseer Al Jassam, Abdullah Otayf, Salman Al Faraj, Hattan Bahebir; Fahad Al Muwallad.
Subs: Gaston Silva, Giorgian de Arrascaeta, Maxi Pereira, Jonathan Urretaviscaya, Cristhian Stuani, Martin Silva, Lucas Torreira, Maxi Gomez, Sebastian Coates, Diego Laxalt, Martín Campana, Nahitan Nandez.
Uruguay line-up: Fernando Muslera; Martín Caceres, Diego Godín, Guillermo Varela, Jose Gimenez; Matias Vecino, Carlos Sanchez, Cristian Rodriguez, Rodrigo Bentancur; Luis Suarez, Edinson Cavani.