Published: Mon, June 25, 2018
Sport | By Stuart Potter

Uruguay vs. Saudi Arabia

Uruguay vs. Saudi Arabia

The last two World Cups have seen Luis Suarez exit in ignominy, with a illegal "save" incident against Ghana in 2010 and biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini in 2014.

A victory may cement Uruguay's position as the group's leaders, lining them most probably for a tough second-round clash against Spain or Portugal.

His side play Egypt in their final Group A game next Monday, when only pride will be at stake as the north African side are also heading home after losing twice.

Besides scoring, Suarez led his team with a hard-working performance. He has scored 51 goals in 99 matches so far. But it was Saudi Arabia who played more adventurous football than Uruguay, who qualified for the last 16.

"We think it is a good route for the Saudi league have taken to promote the experience for Saudi players and I hope they continue doing so, because I think it will be reflected in the performance of the players and the national team", he commented. While Saudi Arabia goalkeeper Mohammed Al Owais miss-timed the ball, Suarez was on hand to knock it inside the nets and become the first Uruguay player to score at three World Cups.

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Facing elimination, the Saudis fought hard for a goal with Hatan Bahmi getting several early chances.

Strikers: Cristhian Stuani, Maximiliano Gomez, Edinson Cavani, Luis Suarez.

Here's how you can watch the Group A match between Uruguay and Saudi Arabia live on your television and online. We have other priorities as well: "we need to recover our capacity to is the only way to play football and that is the first thing we will focus on tomorrow", he said.

JOB SECURITYSaudi Arabia coach Juan Antonio Pizzi said he was not ready to quit despite the early exit and 5-0 opening loss to Russian Federation.

"All my players are available for all the matches", Pizzi said.

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