Uruguay today played their third group match with Russia and defeated them 3 – 0. Uruguay is drawn into group A along with Russia, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia. Although their group was not enough hard for them. But a tough competition was expected with Salah led Egypt and Russia. Amazingly, none of the teams responded well.
Uruguay managed to beat all the teams very easily and did not concede a single goal in group matches. They have beaten Saudi Arabia 1 – 0, Egypt 1 – 0, and Russia 3 – 0. The other team to qualify from Group A is Russia.
Key Players for Uruguay:
Luis Suarez and Cavani were the key players for Uruguay in the group matches. Suarez scored 2 goals in group matches, one against Saudi Arabia and the other against Russia. Cavani scored 1 goal against Russia in the last minute of the game. Uruguayan side will rely on both of them in knockout stages too. Click the link to view the list of all goalscorers in FIFA 2018.
Whats next for Uruguay?
As Uruguay has advanced to the knockout stage, they will play their next match with #2 team from Group B. Group B consist of Spain, Portugal, Iran, and Morocco. Morocco was defeated in their first 2 matches and was eliminated from the tournament. So, it could be Spain, Iran or Portugal who’ll face them in the first knockout match. This match will be played on 30th June.
Which team do you think will face them in the first knockout match? What will be their position in the tournament? Will they be able to reach the finals? Have your say in the comment section below.