In the second game for the day Uruguay faced the outsider in group A of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Saudi Arabia. The game performance of Uruguay was once again worse than the expected level. For a second straight game the combinations between Cavani and Suarez just did not work out, neither the connection between the different lines of the team was on a good level. On the other side, Saudi Arabia played a much better game than the first one at the tournament against Russia when the team was destroyed by 0-5. Regardless of this fact, we did not see an upset and Uruguay won the game only with 1-0.
The game was pretty much even until the 23rd minute when Luis Suarez used a mistake by the Saudi Arabian defense and scored his first goal at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
After this goal, Uruguay was trying to slow the tempo down and was trying to attack only on counter-attacks. Except for few chances in front of Cavani, Uruguay was not able to create anything serious and if Saudi Arabia was lucky the team could have created a major upset. This did not happen which means that the last game of Saudi Arabia against Egypt will be just protocol. In the same time, Uruguay will have a direct game against Russia for the first place in Group A of the World Cup.