Saudi team safe after aircraft's 'technical failure'

Saudi Arabia will face Luis Suarez and Uruguay in its next match. More

Saudi Arabia will face Luis Suarez and Uruguay in its next match. More

"There is no doubt that facing the Uruguayan team is hard and that it is known for its worldwide stars, but we are determined to improve our image from the previous match and the joy of the Saudi fans", said Saudi Arabia midfielder Taisir Al-Jassim.

Suarez tapped in midway through the first half after keeper Mohammed Al-Owais failed to grab the ball on a corner.

FC Barcelona superstar Luis Suarez scored the only goal of the game as Uruguay defeated Saudi Arabia 1-0 to advance to the 2018 World Cup round of 16.

It was a momentous day for Luis Suarez - the forward earned his 100th cap for Uruguay and he crowned the occasion with a goal. Given Uruguay's superior talent level, manager Oscar Tabarez could opt to rotate his squad and prevent any key players from picking up any injuries.

Saudi Arabia arrived safely in Rostov-on-Don for their second World Cup fixture despite a "technical failure" with the team's aircraft, the Saudi Arabian Football Federation has said. Egypt and Saudi Arabia have been eliminated.

The Saudis managed to have plenty of early possession, although without looking overly threatening, only to gift Uruguay a 23rd-minute lead. Like in their game against Egypt, they were poor and their style was extremely unattractive. but they may not be that fussed!

Some fans found the football being played by Uruguay very hard to watch, and this led to plenty of social media activity.

Depending on the result of their last group game against Russia, Uruguay will take on either Spain, Portugal or Iran, who are still on course in Group B for a place in the quarter-finals.

The World Cup match between Uruguay and Saudi Arabia will be broadcast live on FOX.

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