Their final group stage matchup with host Russia will determine their position in the next round. A win sees them top of the group while a loss or draw will make them second. Russia has a goal differential of +7 while Uruguay is at +2.
For Suarez, his goal came in his 100th appearance for the national team and after a lackluster performance in Uruguay’s 1-0 tournament-opening win against Egypt. His shot came on a volley from Edinson Cavani — another Uruguayan who underperformed against Egypt — in the 23rd minute of the match.
For his part, Vecino yielded little on offense as following the Suarez goal, his position was relegated to more of a defensive posture.
He was brought off early in the first half for Lucas Torreira who did have an attempt at goal in the 80th minute that went wide of the goal.
Uruguay will take on Russia at 10 a.m. Monday in the final group stage game.
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