Suarez sends Uruguay into last 16 with hosts Russian Federation

Saudi Arabia will face Luis Suarez and Uruguay in its next match. More

Saudi Arabia will face Luis Suarez and Uruguay in its next match. More

Suarez's goal and Uruguay's win also effectively ended Egypt's hopes of fighting its way back into contention for a berth in the Round of 16, meaning Mohamed Salah's World Cup looks set to end after just three matches.

As if a 5-0 World Cup thrashing by Russian Federation had not shaken them enough, Saudi Arabia suffered a mini plane scare as they landed in Rostov-on-Don on Monday, but they insisted nothing would affect their confidence when they take on Uruguay this week. The Group A team was travelling from Moscow to Rostov-on-Don for their second match against Uruguay on Wednesday.

Suarez, who was kicked out of the last World Cup for biting an opponent during a match, knocked in a corner kick from Carlos Sanchez in the 23rd minute for his 52nd goal for his country in that century of matches.

"This World Cup is proving that what matters most is the result, and we're very proud to have reached the last 16 for the third time in a row".

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"We want to prove that we are competitive, that is our priority", he added.

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The 2-1 victory over Colombia on Tuesday (Wednesday NZ Time) was another surprising result in an unpredictable tournament. A Sweden supporter holds up a scarf ahead of a World Cup Group F match between Sweden and South Korea on June 18, 2018.

The South American side are set to field a side containing seven players aged 31 or over in their Group A clash in Rostov-on-Don.

Saudi Arabia will play Egypt that same day in Volgograd.

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

Uruguay showed all their know-how and experience, though, as Atletico Madrid defensive pair Jose Gimenez and Diego Godin helped see out the closing moments easily. With the "Fubo Premier" bundle, you will get access to all four of the World Cup soccer TV channels in most markets.

Luis Suarez kept his teeth to himself and let his boots do the talking as he scored the only goal in an otherwise drab 1-0 win over Saudi Arabia. But they were outmatched by the Uruguayan defence and were under regular threat from Suarez and Cavani.

They suffered a setback shortly before the interval as veteran Taisir Al-Jassim was replaced by Housain Al-Mogahwi with an apparent thigh injury.

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