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Suarez on target as Uruguay rout Uzbekistan in WC warm-up

08 Jun 2018, 11:26 ( 11 Months ago)

DF-Xinhua Report
Luis Suarez of Uruguay. File Photo Xinhua.

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez scored one goal and set up another as Uruguay warmed up for the World Cup in Russia with a 3-0 friendly victory over Uzbekistan here on Thursday.

   Midfielder Giorgian De Arrascaeta opened the scoring at the Estadio Centenario by thumping in a first-time effort after Suarez's neat control and pass.

   Suarez doubled Uruguay's lead from the penalty spot following Rustamjon Ashurmatov's hand ball just before the hour mark.

   Atletico Madrid central defender Jose Gimenez then made it 3-0 with a powerful header connecting a Carlos Sanchez corner.

   Uruguay will begin their World Cup campaign against Egypt on June 15 before  facing Saudi Arabia and Russia in Group A.