Uruguay vs Saudi Arabia | 20 Jun 2018

Ruben Hill
June 20, 2018

CHANCE! Edinson Cavani receives a delicious cross from Martin Caceres from the left but his attempt is way, way off the mark.

Saudi Arabia will be looking to avoid having to overcome any real goal deficit today; they have failed to score in eight of their last 10 World Cup games and failed to register a single shot on target against Russian Federation. Good intent after a bad start to their world cup campaign.

An accidental handball from Vecino gives Saudi Arabia a free-kick just left of their own penalty area. Mohammed Al Owais comes in as keeper.

8 Mins: Al-Burayk looks to tip it over the wall but his effort takes a deflection and spills out for a corner on the left.

5': Saudi Arabia on the offensive now. Some work for the Uruguayan defenders early on. Godin and Gimenez combine to clear the threat. Slow and steady wins the race?

1': And we're underway!

It promises to be an interesting tie as Uruguay look to book their place in the round of 16 when they take on a Saudi Arabia side with a point to prove. Saudi Arabia need at least a draw to stay alive in the competition. This is Luis Suarez's 100th global cap. Congratulations to him on the milestone.

National Anthem Time! Let's go!

The duo showed glimpses of their quality against Egypt, both players will be targeting to open their World Cup account against a Saudi side who looked completely out of their depth in their opener.

The Saudi Arabian national team's rough start to World Cup continued on Tuesday, as the team's plane caught fire in midair.

The Barcelona striker endured an afternoon to forget in Ekaterinburg last week as Oscar Tabarez's much-fancied side laboured badly against a Mohamed Salah-less Egypt before Jose Gimenez's late winning header, squandering three great opportunities to make things entirely more comfortable.

The last two World Cups have seen Suarez exit in ignominy.

Social media videos appeared to show one of the engines of Saudi Arabia's plane on fire.

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