Uruguay fin­ish in the top spot

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - World Cup -

MEX­ICO ................................. 0 URUGUAY.............................. 1 a FirST-haLF goal from Luis Suarez was enough to help Uruguay se­cure top spot in Group a and progress into the last 16.

The goal came two min­utes be­fore half-time when edin­son ca­vani’s floated cross was headed in by the ajax striker at the back post.

With hosts South africa un­able to al­ter the goal dif­fer­ence too much in their 2-1 win over France, the re­sult in rusten­burg also put the ner­vous Mex­i­cans through.

Their coach Javier aguirre made two changes, bring­ing in vet­eran cuauhte­moc Blanco for his first start in place of the in­jured car­los Vela up front, while an­dres Guardado was in for the sus­pended efrain Juarez.

Uruguay also made one sur­prise change, with Diego Godin re­placed by Mauri­cio Vic­torino.

There was a buzz in the royal Bafo­keng Sta­dium from the start, with most of the noise com­ing from the fans in green, who out­num­bered those in blue.

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