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Uruguay, Russia qualify for World Cup last 16, Egypt, Saudi Arabia out


Saudi Arabia’s goalkeeper Mohammed Al-Owais reacts at the end of the Russia 2018 World Cup Group A football match between Uruguay and Saudi Arabia at the Rostov Arena in Rostov-On-Don on June 20, 2018. Uruguay won 1-0. / AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR

Russia and Uruguay progressed to the World Cup knockout rounds on Wednesday after the South Americans beat Saudi Arabia 1-0, ending the hopes of the Saudis and Mohamed Salah’s Egypt.

Luis Suarez broke the deadlock midway through the first half on his 100th international appearance and the Saudis failed to find an equaliser, slipping to their second straight defeat.

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