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Uruguay vs Saudi Arabia LIVE World Cup 2018: Luis Suarez scores – latest score, goals and updates from Rostov

Follow all the latest news from the Group A clash in Rostov

Michael Jones
Wednesday 20 June 2018 17:49
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It's the second round of games in Group A as Saudi Arabia look to regain a semblance of dignity against Uruguay following their opening game embarrassment.

Russia thumped Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the opening game of the tournament at the Luzhniki last week and Uruguay, who are considered one of the strongest teams in the group, will be licking their lips at the prospect of facing that shaky defence.

Uruguay will be looking to maintain their 100 per cent record and make sure of a place in the Round of 16 with victory, after a last-minute win over Egypt last time out.

Follow the latest from Rostov in the live blog below:


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What time is it?

Uruguay vs Saudi Arabia kicks off at 4pm.

Where can I watch it?

The game will be shown live on BBC One.

Odds

Uruguay: 1/7

Saudi Arabia: 19/1

Draw: 13/2

Prediction

Uruguay 6-0 Saudi Arabia. It may look extreme but Russia were dubbed the worst team in the tournament going into the World Cup - and they scored five. Uruguay, with Luis Suarez, Edinson Cavani et al., are considered the dark horses this summer so, maybe, 6-0 might be fairly conservative.

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Uruguay have the chance to make amends for their disappointing bow against Egypt, in which they squeaked a 1-0 victory, in this encounter with the side considered the weakest in the tournament, Saudi Arabia. The Saudis lost to hosts Rusia 5-0 in their opener and must get something here – realistically a shock win – if they are to keep their hopes in the competition in the alive. More football action coming up. 

Vithushan Ehantharajah20 June 2018 14:57
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The teams are in!

Uruguay: Muslera; Varela, Giminez, Godin, Caceres; Sanchez, Betancur, Rodriguez, Vecino; Suarez, Cavani

Saudi Arabia: Alowais; Osama, Ali, Alburayk, Yasser; Salman, Hatan, OTayf, Taiseer, Salem; Fahad

Vithushan Ehantharajah20 June 2018 15:06
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An important game coming up, victory for Uruguay will confirm them through to the knockout stages whilst a loss for Saudi Arabia means they'll be eliminated from the World Cup

Michael Jones20 June 2018 15:21
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Luis Suarez is set to make his 100th appearance for Uruguay, what does he have in store for us today?

  

Michael Jones20 June 2018 15:30
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20 minutes to go until Uruguay face Saudi Arabia, can the Asian side cause an upset in Group A? 

Michael Jones20 June 2018 15:40
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The teams are waiting in the tunnel, Uruguay are expected to cruise through this match but as we saw in the last game between Portugal and Morocco, sometimes the teams with their backs against the wall can come out fighting

Michael Jones20 June 2018 15:54
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Now they're out on the pitch, the Uruguay fans joining in loudly with their countries national anthem

Michael Jones20 June 2018 15:56
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KICK OFF: We're underway Saudi Arabia, in all white, start the match and look to get forward early

Michael Jones20 June 2018 16:00
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 1 min: Uruguay happy to build slowly, they pass the ball around the midfield before punting the ball forwards and giving Suarez a chance to shoot

Michael Jones20 June 2018 16:02
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3 min: Saudi Arabia push forward with Al Muwallad getting the ball in the area, his chip back across goal only finds the hands of Muslera

Michael Jones20 June 2018 16:05

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