Suarez scores again, Uruguay beats host Russia 3-0

Suarez scores again, Uruguay beats host Russia 3-0

Suarez scores again, Uruguay beats host Russia 3-0

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.

Meanwhile, it had been a disappointing start to the World Cup for Edinson Cavani, but the PSG man finally got a goal for his country in the late stages of the match to extend the lead to 3-0.

Coach Stanislav Cherchesov insists Russia's success at the World Cup is about much more than home-team advantage. We wanted to play in the same way we did before.

Russian Federation then shot themselves in the foot when World Cup debutant Igor Smolnikov was sent off in the 36th minute for his second yellow after a rash challenge on Edinson Cavani.

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

"I am pleased with my players as, after we lost a player [full-back Igor Smolnikov, sent off for two bookings], we were aggressive and showed we were real men".

Fourteen minutes later, the Uruguayans upped the score to 2-0, when a ball, kicked by midfielder Diego Laxalt, bounced off Denis Cheryshev's leg straight into his own net.

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.

Cavani finally got his goal with a simple finish inside the six-yard box after a Diego Godin header was well saved as Uruguay won only their second game ever against Russian Federation, the other being in the 1970 World Cup, to set up a tie against the runners up of Group B.

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Luis Suarez. Uruguay haven't looked terribly impressive at this World Cup but have managed to remain flawless in the group stages thanks to a miserly defence and the efforts of their talisman.

At the opposite end of the pitch, Suarez provided that extra touch of quality that Saudi Arabia - or a half-fit Mohamed Salah - could not.

However, it is likely that their opponents there will be Spain - with the 2010 World Cup winners expected to secure their place as Group B winners with a victory over Morocco later this evening, although Portugal could top the group with a better result against Iran.

The Three Lions have cruised to the knockout stages and captain Harry Kane is leading the scoring at the tournament so far with five goals, including a hat trick.

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