Uruguay beat hosts Russia 3-0

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Uruguay burnished their World Cup credentials with a 3-0 victory over 10-man Russian Federation on Monday, finishing top of Group A with a ideal record while dampening the hopes of the tournament hosts, who had to settle for second.

The host nation's hopes of staging a memorable comeback were dealt a near-fatal blow when Igor Smolnikov saw red after picking up a second yellow card in the 36th minute.

In particular, he sounded optimistic that his players might learn valuable lessons from their mistakes against the South Americans: "From one side, it's bad that we lost, from another, that kind of slap is useful sometimes", he said.

Russian Federation might have been level within two minutes, but three-goal midfielder Cheryshev directed his volley from Artem Dzyuba's header straight at Fernando Muslera, winning his 100th senior cap in the Uruguayan goal. Akinfeev makes the save to prevent a header Godin finding the net, but Cavani was on hand to bundle home the rebound.

A song by comedian Semyon Slepakov went viral just before the tournament, poking fun at Russia's poor form and suggesting players needed Chechnya's authoritarian leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, as coach for extra motivation. Both through to the Round of 16, there was no need for either team to exert itself overly on a hot, sticky evening.

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Uruguay made four changes as Nahitan Nandez, Lucas Torreira, Diego Laxalt and Sebastian Coates came in, replacing Jose Gimenez, Guillermo Varela, Cristian Rodriguez and Carlos Sanchez.

The 6-1 win over Panama - England's largest-ever margin of victory at the World Cup - was watched by 14.1 million, which was nearly 83 percent of the TV audience in Britain. Teammate Alan Dzagoev was out again because of a hamstring injury sustained in the opener against Saudi Arabia but he may return for the knockout round. "Those who know what physiology is, we went through the Confederations Cup, we did our preparations for that and the condition of the national team then was very good, " he said.

Egypt goalkeeper Essam El Hadary, who is 45, took the field for his team's final group match to set the record. The decision was confirmed after a video review.

Coach: Oscar Tabarez (URU) Referee: Malang Diedhiou (SEN) Hello and welcome to the live coverage of Group A match between Uruguay and hosts Russia, The match starts at 19:30 IST. Drop Caballero, pass to Messi quicker- Which group stage World Cup matches still matter? Both Spain and Portugal had a goal difference of plus-1, but Spain scored six goals in its three group matches while Portugal had five.

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