WC2018 Grp A
Date: 4 p.m. June 20, 2018
Venue: Rostov Arena
Att: 42,678

Luis Suarez 23' -
Scored: 23'


Live Updates for Uruguay -v- Saudi Arabia

90' + 4'

FULL TIME!

The game has ended between Uruguay and Saudi Arabia.

That is that. Very poor game but I'm sure Uruguay won't care one bit as they qualify for the last 16. Huge game in store between Russia and Uruguay now as the two big hitters of Group A look to top the group on the final day in the Samara Arena!

90' + 3'

Uruguay's efforts at time wasting prove fruitless.. Last chance sallon for the Saudi's now,...

90' + 3'

Uruguay win a corner late on...

90'

There will be four minutes of added time as Shahrani sees his effort roll into Muslera's paws

90'

Kanno's header goes safely into Muslera's hands. That may very well be that!

89'

Suarez miskicks a Laxalt ball in. As we speak Kerr is growing increasigly frustated at the lack of a Saudi Arabia attack

86'

SO CLOSE! Cavani almost puts the seal on Uruguay win after he nearly found his way through a comical SAudi defence. Al Owais saves quite comfortably after the PSG striker struck the ball

83'

Both teams have used their full allocation of subs. Big grandstand finale needed for the Saudi's should they manage to keep their World Cup dreams alive in the last tenn minutes or so!

82'

Substitution

Nahitan Nandez replaces Carlos Andrés Sanchez for Uruguay.

80'

Torreira's defelected strike alomost goes into the back of Al Owais' net. Cavani looked like he got the telling touch on Torreira's strike

78'

It's hard to see anyone but Uruguay winning this one. The game is petering out as one of the more quiet events of this years World Cup

77'

Substitution

Mohammed al-Sahlawi replaces Fahad Al-Muwallad for Saudi Arabia.

75'

Substitution

Mohamed Kanno replaces Hattan Bahebri for Saudi Arabia.

73'

Caceres' ball in is punched away by Al Owais. Far from convincing though I may add

70'

Half hearted Saudi appeals for a penalty come to nothing. Referee turns the complaints away as Uruguay go on the attack once again, 

68'

Caceres heads over a Sanchez ball in. Was never looking like it was on its way into the back of Al Owais' net

67'

Babhir's delivery is weel cleared as Uruguay remove any reaminibg danger. Starting to become a little end to end now as counter attacks are becoming the order of the day.

65'

Which comes to nothing as Saudi break. Free in a dangerous position for the Saudis now...

65'

Sanchez readies himself for a set-piece....

62'

WHAT A MISS! Sanchez misses a fantastic guilt-edged opportunity as he found himself unmarked at the far post. He somehow headed well over the bar. Super ball in from Cavani it must be said! 

61'

Cavani almost sneaks after a great ball in from Sanchez. Hawsasi clears and spares Saudi blushes to keep them in the game with under thirty to play!

59'

Substitution

Lucas Torreira replaces Matias Vecino for Uruguay.

59'

Substitution

Diego Laxalt replaces Cristian Rodriguez for Uruguay.

58'

Substitution

This game is crying out for a bit composure in the middle of the park. Neither in control at all!

54'

One would have to commend the Saudi's so far as they keep trying to work their way through the Uruguayan back line. Quite entertaining to watch when they get in full flow!

51'

Suarez's long range free is dramatically saved by Al Owais. Decent strike from the Barcelona hot-shot

49'

Pizzi appears to be fairly wound up as the 4th official asks him to return to his technical area

48'

And Cavani clears handily enough.

47'

Early Saudi pressure results in a corner....

46'

Second Half

The second half has kicked off between Uruguay and Saudi Arabia.

Both will be looking to up the ante in the,second half. Should the Saudi's lose, they will be heading home alongside Egypt!

45' + 2'

Half Time

It is half-time between Uruguay and Saudi Arabia.

Definitely not a classic but Uruguay will be pleased to go in one up despite their below par showing. I'll be back in 15 minutes or so and let's hope we get a bit more entertainment than what's being conjured up at the moment!

44'

Brian Kerr is absolutely tearing strips out of this Uruguayan performance at the moment. Very hard to argue with Kerr at all, at all!

44'

Substitution

Houssain al-Mogahwi replaces Taisir al-Jassim for Saudi Arabia.

39'

This has a very strange feel to the game. Neither look like they want to grab the game by the scruff of its neck and it's all very pre-season like at the moment

37'

Al Burayk delivers a brutal ball in which goes well, well wide. Pizzi's side are desperately lacking any real presence up front.

34'

Surely the Urugauyan's should go more direct against this Saudi defence. Hawsasi and co. look far from assured when long balls are rained in on them!

31'

Play resumes after Cavani went down in a firm,but fair challenge.

29'

WHAT A CHANCE! Bahbir senationally misses a great opprtunity from a Shahrani ball in. Encouraging signs for the Saudi's after giving up such a soft goal minutes earlier

26'

Sultan Bahbir's rasping thrirty yard sighter is tipped over by Muslera. First reall effort by the Saudi's as the resulting corner comes to nothing.

25'

Cavani almost scores moments later as his scuffed effort is stopped by Al Owais

23'

GOAL!

Luis Suarez scores for Uruguay.

Oh my days! Suarez scores the easiest goal he'll ever score in a World Cup as Al Owais completely mistimes his catch from a Carlos Sanchez corner. Far, far too soft of a goal for the Saudi's to concede in such a big game

22'

Cavani once again links up with Rodriguez as Uruguay win a corner. Cavani's presence is growing minute by minute now

20'

Cavani's ball in is dealt with by the Saudi's. First real attack of note so far as the resulting corner comes to nothing. Quiet enough opening 20 here in Rostov!

19'

This game is of course the 100th international appearance of Luis Suarez for Uruguay. He is certainly one man who provokes contoversy at the best of times!

17'

The Saudi's have looked very composed on the ball so far. Not afraid to stroke the ball around at all under pressure.

15'

Suarez ripples the side-netting from an impossible angle as he appeals for a corner kick. Good work from Varela on the Urugauyan right-hand side!

13'

Cavani fires over a delightful ball in from Caceres. The PSG man really should left it go for Suarez who was in a better position on the edge of the box.

10'

Uruguayan right-back Varela is an ex Manchester United player. The 25 Year old now plies his trade with Penarol in Uruguay

7'

Al Burayk's free-kick blocked by Christian Rodriguez. Ball soon goes out for a corner kick which Uruguay deal with realtively comfortably. Bright start from the Saudi's in Russia.

6'

Juan Antonio  Pizzi's side are once again knocking the ball around with plenty of zip in Rostov. They will certainly need to improve their end product if they are to land an unlikely win against |Suarez and co.

4'

Appears as if Saudi Arabia are utilising a 4-1-4-1 tactical shape while Uruguay look to be using a conventional 4-4-2

2'

Uruguay with most of the early possession as expected. Suarez just sees his first shot blocked by a Saudi defender. One would suggest that Uruguay are sure-fire favourites to grab a win here

1'

GAME ON!

The game between Uruguay and Saudi Arabia has kicked off.

0'

Good afternoon folks and welccome to Extratime.ie's live coverage of Uruguay vs Saudi Arabia. I'm Andrew Dempsey and lets hope we have an etertaining games full of goals throughout!



Photo Gallery for Uruguay -v- Saudi Arabia



Uruguay
Fernando Muslera
Goalkeeper
Martin Caceres
Defender
José María Gimenez
Defender
Diego Godin
Defender
Guillermo Varela
Defender
Rodrigo Bentancur
Midfielder
Cristian Rodriguez
59'
59Subbed Off: 59'
Midfielder
Carlos Andrés Sanchez
82'
82Subbed Off: 82'
Midfielder
Matias Vecino
59'
59Subbed Off: 59'
Midfielder
Edinson Cavani
Forward
Luis Suarez
23Scored: 23'
Forward

Substitutes
Martin Campana
Goalkeeper
Sebastian Coates
Defender
Giorgian De Arrascaeta
Midfield
Maximiliano Gomez
Forward
Diego Laxalt
59'
59Subbed On: 59'
Midfield
Nahitan Nandez
82'
82Subbed On: 82'
Midfield
Maxi Pereira
Defender
Gaston Silva
Defender
Martin Silva
Goalkeeper
Cristian Stuani
Forward
Óscar Tabárez
Manager
Lucas Torreira
59'
59Subbed On: 59'
Midfield
Jonathan Urretaviscaya
Midfield
Saudi Arabia
Mohammed al-Owais
Goalkeeper
Mohammed al-Breik
Defender
Ali al-Bulaihi
Defender
Salem Al-Dawsari
Defender
Yasser al-Shahrani
Defender
Osama Hawsawi
Defender
Salman al-Faraj
Midfielder
Taisir al-Jassim
Midfielder 44'
44Subbed Off: 44'
Hattan Bahebri
Midfielder 75'
75Subbed Off: 75'
Abdullah Otayf
Midfielder
Fahad Al-Muwallad
Forward 77'
77Subbed Off: 77'

Substitutes
Yasser al Mosailem
Goalkeeper
Mansoor al-Harbi
Defender
Abdullah al-Khaibari
Midfield
Abdulmalek al-Khaibri
Midfield
Abdullah al-Mayouf
Goalkeeper
Houssain al-Mogahwi
Midfield
44Subbed On: 44'
44'
Mohammed al-Sahlawi
Forward
77Subbed On: 77'
77'
Yahya Al-Shehri
Forward
Muhannad Assiri
Forward
Motaz Hawsawi
Defender
Omar Hawsawi
Defender
Mohamed Kanno
Midfield
75Subbed On: 75'
75'