Uruguay defeat Saudi Arabia 1-0, qualify for knockout stages

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On Wednesday, Luis Suarez, who was in limelight several times in the World Cup, will try to make Uruguay win in the 100th global match in Saudi Arabia and try to tighten their place in the knockout of FIFA World Cup 2018.

Saudi Arabia, who have not won a World Cup game since their debut in 1994, have zero points, just like Egypt, who lost 3-1 to Russian Federation on Tuesday.

Suarez, who was kicked out of the last World Cup for biting an opponent during a match, knocked in a corner kick from Carlos Sanchez in the 23rd minute for his 52nd goal for his country.

Saudi Arabia might well feel aggrieved after their defeat on Wednesday, which condemned them to yet another early World Cup Exit.

Uruguay take on the hosts in their final Group A match on Monday with the top spot on the line, while Egypt and Saudi Arabia have been eliminated after both suffered back-to-back defeats. "We were happier after the match against Portugal, but we only had one point". But it was Saudi Arabia who played more adventurous football than Uruguay, who qualified for the last 16.

Saudi Arabia's possession-oriented style looks good on the eye but the lack of support structures for optimal ball circulation that helps create chances once again proved to be their weakness.

Al-Owais - winning only his second cap after replacing Abdullah al-Muaiouf in goal - completely missed a floated Carlos Sanchez corner and Suarez tapped in his 52nd global goal unmarked at the back post. "It's a further demonstration of how complicated it is to win a World Cup match, and World Cups are like that".

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Pizzi also declined to directly address criticism leveled at the team by the chief of Saudi Arabia's sports authority, Turki Al-Sheikh.

Uruguay are winning games and efficiently plotting a course through the tournament, by any means necessary.

Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez has put a supportive arm around Luis Suarez and told the striker that even Pele, Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi have had bad days.

"We hope to improve our image by proving our presence in the tournament", he said.

After firing blanks in the opening game against Egypt, Suarez atoned for his unforgivable misses with a calmly taken goal on Wednesday.

The journey of Saudi Arabia and Egypt will stop in the League Cup in the World Cup.

"The difference between this display and the first game was massive, the change was obvious, it gives us tranquillity for the future for the months ahead", Pizzi concluded.

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