Solitary Luis Suarez strike eases Uruguay into knockout stage

Michael Graham

Luis Suarez scored a first half goal to secure Uruguay’s spot in the knockout stage of the World Cup.

Uruguay have failed to sparkle so far, but ground out a 1-0 win over Saudi Arabia, with Suarez pouncing on a goalkeeping error to settle the contest.

The result sees Saudi Arabia and Egypt eliminated, while Uruguay and hosts Russia will face-off against each other in their final group game to decide who advances as Group A winners.

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