Luis Suarez eyes return to form in 100th appearance for Uruguay

Luis Suarez eyes return to form in 100th appearance for Uruguay

Luis Suarez eyes return to form in 100th appearance for Uruguay

Russia's 3-1 win over Egypt on Tuesday means both they and Uruguay have collected maximum points from their two Group A games, with Egypt and Saudi Arabia gathering nothing after two matches.

Uruguay on Wednesday booked their place in the FIFA World Cup knockout stage along with Russian Federation, as Luis Suarez scored the victor on his 100th worldwide appearance in a 1-0 victory over Saudi Arabia in Rostov-on-Don.

On his 100th global cap, the Barcelona striker tapped home the winning goal from close range in the 23rd minute - his first of the tournament.

Uruguay snuck by the Egyptians via a late set-piece goal in their opening match of the tournament and went back to the well for their first against the Asian side after 23 minutes. He missed it, the ball made its way through and an unmarked Suarez tapped it inside the empty goal to hand Uruguay the lead. But when they see us win they run out of the house and hug the first person they find.

The World Cup couldn't have begun any differently than it did for Uruguay and Saudi Arabia.

Costa, who scored twice against Portugal, has three goals at this year's World Cup, trailing Cristiano Ronaldo by one.

"When we give them advice the most important thing is to be serene, cool and calm".

Saudi Arabia's last outing against the host was nothing less than a horror show, 5-0. Unlikely to concede at the back, they also have a forward line that is the envy of nearly every other nation at the World Cup. Saudis were unable to get real chances, let alone a goal in their first two matches.

Saudi Arabia kept the ball in the middle area of the field but his striker failed again in the field of shots at the goal.

Uruguay was the only South American team to win its opening match in a tournament where upsets have been commonplace. Abdullah Otayf also makes a start.

With the hour mark approaching against Egypt and his side struggling to create chances, coach Oscar Tabarez removed young wingers Nahitan Nandez and Giorgian De Arrascaeta, aged 22 and 24 respectively, replacing them with hardened veterans Cristian Rodriguez, 32, and Carlos Sanchez, 33.

He added: 'I have a lot of confidence in the team I'm going to put out tomorrow, they have a lot of experience.

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