Uruguay vs Saudi Arabia Live Score, FIFA World Cup 2018

Annette Crawford
June 20, 2018

Oscar Tabarez's side left it until the last to start off with a win against Egypt in the second game of Group A; Jose Gimenez's strike in the 90th minute was the latest victor in a World Cup for Uruguay since Daniel Fonseca netted against South Korea at Italy 1990.

9': Saudi Arabia have come out with a plan to be aggressive and get upfront early on. Mohammed Al-Breik will make the attempt. They haven't won in 11 World Cup games either; their last victory was a 1-0 defeat of Belgium in Washington, D.C.at US 1994.

Saudi Arabia was drawn into Group A and lost its World Cup opener 5-0 to host nation Russian Federation.

Muslera - Caceres, Godin, Gimenez, Varela - Rodriguez, Vecino, Bentancur, Nandez - Cavani, Suarez.

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.


Goal! Luis Suarez with a tap-in from the corner!

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.

But Group A favourite Uruguay is still widely expected to clobber Saudi Arabia, the second-lowest World Cup team in the Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings at No. 67. Rodriguez is an excellent provider, while Sanchez is a box-to-box midfielder with a habit of getting into the rival penalty area at the right time, and the pair should give more punch to a side which struggled to create chances against Egypt as Luis Suarez looked heavy and off the pace.

They suffered a scare on Monday as there was reportedly a brief fire in one of the engines on the plane carrying the team.

Bizarrely, two-time World Cup champions Uruguay have never beaten the "Green Falcons"; Saudi Arabia won a friendly in 2002 while a 2014 friendly ended in a draw.

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