Luis Suarez scores victor as Uruguay and Russian Federation advance

On Wednesday, Saudi Arabia will face off with Uruguay, who are hoping to appease some worries after only beating Egypt 1-0 thanks to a late goal.

Uruguay's result also means hosts Russian Federation, who have won their opening two Group A matches, are through to the next phase with one fixture to spare, while Egypt and Saudi Arabia are both out of the tournament.

"Of course we demand a lot more from this type of player", Tabarez said at his post-match press conference.

The 31-year-old Suarez, whose previous two World Cups both ended in bans after his infamous 2010 handball against Ghana and bite on Italy's Giorgio Chiellini four years later, took advantage of a goalkeeping error by Mohammed Al-Owais to put Uruguay ahead midway through the first half.

"We must recognise that he's a crucial player to our national team because he shows solidarity on the pitch, he has a sense of responsibility and he has that enormous capacity to score goals". The South Americans instantly had more strength and power down the flanks and created a string of chances before defender Jose Gimenez rose to head in an arching cross from a free kick from Sanchez to snatch all three points. Many Uruguayan fans do not care what style of football is played or what level the performance is at, so long as the final result is preferable.

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"All we wanted to do was to win and qualify for the next round".

Talking of the first game, though, Saudi Arabia were pure mince. If the team starts clicking up front with Suarez and Edinson Cavani, watch out.

Yet with Portugal and Spain as prospective last-16 opponents, it remains to be seen what advantage either could grasp from winning the group when they meet in Samara on 25 June (15.00 BST kick-off).

"We have to fine-tune a few things, we have to work on a few aspects".

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