Saudi Arabia FIFA World Cup 2018 team plane catches fire, players safe

Lynette Rowe
June 20, 2018

After losing their first Group A game 5-0 against hosts Russia, Saudi Arabia take on Uruguay on Wednesday in their second World Cup fixture.

Suarez, who on Wednesday will make his 100th appearance for the national team, missed a glut of chances in the 1-0 win over Egypt in their opening Group A game, when Jose Gimenez's late header saved his blushes.

Suarez's goal and Uruguay's win also effectively ended Egypt's hopes of fighting its way back into contention for a berth in the Round of 16, meaning Mohamed Salah's World Cup looks set to end after just three matches.

Uruguay is tied atop Group A with Russian Federation at three points entering Wednesday's second group stage game against Saudi Arabia.

However, while they largely eliminated their defensive errors and enjoyed more possession than their opponents, they were made to pay for one lapse by goalkeeper Mohammed Al Owais, whose misjudgement allowed Suarez to score.

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Uruguay's Edinson Cavani wasted a chance in the 14th minute, skying a half volley over the bar.

Saudi Arabia had lots of the ball but didn't press forward enough to hurt Uruguay and it was a fairly comfortable victory in the end.

In truth, it was another stuttering display from Oscar Tabarez's Uruguay team. While the Green Falcons created little in terms of genuine goal threat, they were surprisingly dominant in possession and had a better rate of pass completion than Uruguay, raising the question that maybe they weren't the worst team in this World Cup after all?

Paris Saint-Germain striker Cavani came close to emulating Suarez by scoring in a third World Cup, but his low shot was smothered by the onrushing Al-Owais.

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