Full time: Russian Federation 0 Uruguay 3

Full time: Russian Federation 0 Uruguay 3

Full time: Russian Federation 0 Uruguay 3

Russia's problems worsened as Igor Smolnikov was ejected for a second bookable offence in the 37th minute.

Uruguay go into the game having yet to concede a goal at Russian Federation 2018, seeing off Egypt and Saudi Arabia both by 1-0 scorelines.

With their work done, Uruguay took their foot off the pedal in the second half and only added to their lead in the 90th minute when Cavani finished from close range after Diego Godin's header was saved.

The coach rejected the notion that Smolov's presence alongside him guaranteed the striker would be starting, and suggested his yellow card when he did come on against Egypt could influence selection decisions, to avoid any potential suspensions for the second round.

"After winning the first two matches 1-0, our goal was to get another", Suarez said.

Russian Federation were more enterprising in the opening 10 minutes of the second stanza but they lacked penetration in the last third to trouble the Uruguayan defence.

Fourteen minutes later, the Uruguayans upped the score to 2-0, when a ball, kicked by midfielder Diego Laxalt, bounced off Denis Cheryshev's leg straight into his own net.

Uruguay were all over Russian Federation in this one but the hosts going down to 10 men killed any hope of a comeback altogether. "We know as we improve our game we will offer opportunities to all of our players to improve their game".

There was even finally a goal for Cavani right at the end. Captain and goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev has long had a reputation for mistakes under pressure in high-profile games - notably fumbling a goal against South Korea four years ago - and was slow to react to both of Uruguay's first-half goals.

VOLGOGRAD, Russia - The oldest person to play in a World Cup match gave up a pair of goals, allowing Saudi Arabia to beat Egypt in a match between two teams that had already been eliminated.

Cavani, one of the world's greatest scorers in club football with 323 goals in 12 years with Danubio, Palermo, Napoli and current team Paris Saint Germain, hasn't had the same success at World Cups. "I like how my team played after we lost one player".

Salem Aldawsari scored with nearly the last kick, shooting from a tight angle inside the Egypt penalty area and poking the ball past El Hadary.

However, it is likely that their opponents there will be Spain - with the 2010 World Cup winners expected to secure their place as Group B winners with a victory over Morocco later this evening, although Portugal could top the group with a better result against Iran.

The Sampdoria midfielder has been linked with a move to Arsenal in recent weeks and on this basis it's easy to see why there has been such interest in Lucas Torreira. Three goals to the good.

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