Luis Suarez makes history with victor over Saudi Arabia as Uruguay progress

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Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez refused to get carried away following his side's 1-0 win against Saudi Arabia which means they have qualified for the last 16 of the World Cup with a game still to play in the group stage of the 2018 World Cup.

Luis Suarez capitalised on some slack defending to hand Uruguay the lead after 23 minutes and that was how it remained until the end.

The result was especially disappointing given the close result and the number of chances the Saudis had to score, said Badr, who added: "I don't know what to tell you because we are deeply disappointed".

"We were ready to suffer and ready to compete and ready to try our chances to win the game".


Initially, they sat back and were waiting to hit Uruguay on the counter, which they were successful in through their main attacking outlet Fahad Almuwallad, but not getting any clear-cut chances.

Uruguay continued to be wasteful in front of goal, as Martin Caceres sent a header flying off target from 33-year-old Sanchez's free-kick.

The Barcelona forward cut a frustrated figure in the 1-0 opening World Cup win over Egypt and appeared well short of the standard which has seen him register 51 goals to become his country's all-time leading scorer.

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Following his howler for England against U.S. in 2010, Robert Green was unceremoniously ditched by Fabio Capello in favour of David James and we all know how that ended up.

Coach Juan Antonio Pizzi felt his players showed a significant improvement in their performance.

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Midfielder Taisir Al-Jassim, meanwhile, claimed his team-mates have already put the defeat in Moscow and the engine fire behind them and are determined to restore the faith of supporters in the team.


Regardless of the lead, the openings still fell for the Saudis and the best one came on 28 minutes from a cross on the left but striker Hatan Babhr was unable to keep his effort down as he skied over the top. "He has scored very significant goals and provided many assists". But this is one of the reasons great forwards are in high demand and are the elite players in world football. Five of these goals he made in the World Cup. Godin and Gimenez at centre back are perfectly in tune with one another and the two fullbacks either side of them are well disciplined. But they were outmatched by the Uruguayan defense and were under regular threat from Suarez and Cavani.

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