14:00 GMT 25 June 2018
Each of the 32 teams at the 2018 World Cup have played their first two group games and there are already several teams out. In Group A, Russia and Uruguay have already secured qualification to the knockouts and they face off on Monday afternoon to see who will finish top.
The two sides have only met once on the world stage and that fixture came six years ago in the build-up to Russia’s European Championship campaign, it ended 1-1. After a goalless first-half, Suarez broke the deadlock before Aleksandr Kerzhakov levelled the match almost instantly afterwards. It’ll be interesting to see how they compare in a major tournament.
The South Americans’ match-winning scorer, Gimenez has been ruled out for the game with a thigh injury. Oscar Tabarez didn’t give away who will be replacing the Atletico defender.
Latest matches: Uruguay
The tournament hosts don’t have any injury problems to worry about heading into their final group match, a win would send the country’s confidence through the roof.
Latest matches: Russia
Before the start of the World Cup, Uruguay would’ve been seen as huge favourites for this one but after a lack of high-quality performances, Russia will certainly fancy their chances following their electric start. The home fans will be an important factor in Russia’s hopes of a vital win but they are still the underdogs in their clash with the Uruguayans.
25 June 2018 - 14:00 GMT
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