Cristian Rodriguez goes for a header. (Themba Hadebe / Associated Press)
Uruguay vs. Saudi Arabia
Group A, Rostov Stadium, Rostov-on-Don
In his appearance number 100, Luis Suárez scored in the Mark of 22 minutes, finding the net in one touch in the corner.
Saudi Arabia misses an opportunity
It's a hot and humid day, and after barely touching the ball in the first two minutes, Saudi Arabia an opportunity on a free kick just outside the penalty area of Uruguay.
The attempt of Mohammed Al-Breik was intercepted by a player from Uruguay in the middle of the line.
Almost 17 minutes into the match, Saudi Arabia have a slight advantage advantage, a decided improvement in the disciplined game in their last game.
This, really, is not what Saudi Arabia needed. After losing five goals in their defeat to Russia, the World Cup team with the lowest ranking, the next for the Saudis is Uruguay, a South American power with stars Luis Suárez and Edinson Cavani. And, as if that were not enough, Uruguay is irritable after beating Egypt, 1-0, in a late goal, after Suarez lost three opportunities.
There is a bright spot, though. Saudi Arabia, the second team in the World Cup with the lowest ranking, has never lost to Uruguay, won a friendly in 2002 and tied in a 2014 friendly.
"We have to keep a cool head," he said. defense Jose Giménez, scored in the 89th minute against Egypt, told reporters (through Reuters). "We know that any game here is very difficult, and we have to think about it that way."
Suarez, who was excluded from the 2014 tournament for biting an opponent and was harshly robbed for drawing a red card in a 2010 victory, is making his 100th appearance for Uruguay. A victory would put Uruguay in the next round; a loss would eliminate Saudi Arabia.
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Uruguayan coach Oscar Tabarez has made two changes after the win over Egypt: Carlos Sánchez and Cristian Rodríguez replace Giorgian De Arrascaeta and Nahitan Nandez in midfield. The Green Hawks made four changes, with Mohammed Al-Owais, Ali Al-Buhaili, Hatan Bahbir and Fahad Al-Muwallad arriving.
A terrifying trip to Rostov
For Saudi Arabia, simply arriving in Rostov-on-Don was problematic. His plane landed safely after a terrifying incident in which one of the engines caught fire Monday night. The Saudi Arabian Football Federation tweeted a statement saying that "it would like to rebadure everyone that all the players of the Saudi national team are safe, after a technical failure in one of the plane engines that ends to land in Rostov -on-Don airport, and now they are heading to their residence safely. "
When: Wednesday, June 20, 11 am Eastern.
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] Uruguay (1-0-0, 3 points)
- Sample of the last World Cup: Round of 16, 2014.
- Best result: Champion, 1930 and 1950.
- Remarkable: Uruguay hopes to reach the eliminatory round for the third consecutive time. He finished in fourth place eight years ago in South Africa.
- FIFA World Ranking: 14. ELO World Ranking: 11.
Saudi Arabia (0-0-1, 0 points)
- Sample of the last World Cup: Group Stage, 2006.
- Best result: Round of 16, 1994.
- Remarkable: In three appearances in the World Cup since its debut in the 1994 World Cup, Saudi Arabia has not won a game and has finished 28, 32 and 28. That nasty trend continued with a 5-0 loss to Russia in the first game; Greenhawks have now been overcome, 31-4, in that span.
- FIFA World Ranking: 67. ELO World Ranking: 68.
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The approach for Uruguay will remain strong defense and get the ball for Edinson Cavani and ] Luis Suárez the two best goalscorers in the history of Uruguayan international football. Mohammad al-Sahlawi who scored 16 goals during the qualification, shares the distinction of being the world's top scorer in 2018.
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] Uruguay: vs. Russia in Samara, June 25, 10 am
Saudi Arabia: vs. Egypt in Volgograd, June 25, 10 am
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