21.06.2018 11:45 - in: FIFA World Cup S

    Bentancur's Uruguay advance to World Cup Last 16

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    Rodrigo Bentancur becomes the first Bianconero to reach the World Cup Round of 16, whilst there was heartbreak for Medhi Benatia's Morocco

    Uruguay advanced to the World Cup knockout stage for the second tournament in a row, after beating Saudi Arabia 1-0. 

    The game's all-important goal came in the 23rd minute when Luis Suarez' headed in Carlos Sanchez' corner, as the Barcelona forward was left in space in the Saudi's penalty area.

    Rodrigo Bentancur again completed 90 minutes for La Celeste, having impressively only made his international debut less than a year ago.

    Elsewhere, Morocco's World Cup dreams were dashed as they fell to Portugal 1-0, with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring after just four minutes of play when he headed home a cross into the box.

    Medhi Benatia played the full 90, captaining the side, who will now face Spain in their last match with the hope of restoring some pride.


    Blaise Matuidi's France play at 17:00 CEST when they take on Peru in a bid to make the World Cup Last 16, having won their first match against Australia.

    Matuidi started the opener on a bench so will be pushing to start the Les Bleus second group game, and much could depend on the result of the earlier game, Denmark- Australia as to whether or not Didier Deschamps France can wrap up Last 16 qualification today.


    A mouth-watering tie is in prospect this evening, as Argentina take on Croatia in World Cup C at 20:00 CEST.

    It will be two sets of Juventus forward facing each other tonight, with Mario Mandzukic and Marko Pjaca representing Croatia, and Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala on the other side for Argentina. 

    Croatia got off to flyer in their first match, as they beat Nigeria 2-0 with Mandzukic playing an important part in both goals. Elsewhere Argentina were surprisingly held by Iceland 1-1, so the pressure could be on tonight for Jorge Sampaoli's men.

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