Uruguay and Russia advance at the World Cup
MOSCOW (AP) — Luis Suarez put both Uruguay and host Russia into the second round of the World Cup while eliminating Saudi Arabia and Egypt at the same time.
Suarez scored the winning goal in his 100th international appearance for Uruguay, knocking in a corner kick from Carlos Sanchez in the 23rd minute to give the two-time champions a 1-0 victory over the Saudis. It was the Barcelona striker's 52nd goal for his country.
Morocco became the first North African team to be eliminated from the World Cup, losing to Portugal 1-0 on Cristiano Ronaldo's fourth goal of the tournament.
In Wednesday's other match, Diego Costa scored on a deflection to lead Spain to a 1-0 win over Iran.