Uruguay down 10-man Russia in Group A decider



World Cup, Group A - Uruguay 3 (Suarez, 10, Cheryshev, 23 [OG], Cavani, 90) Russia 0

Uruguay beat 10-man Russia 3-0 to top Group A, courtesy of a Luis Suarez strike, a Denis Cheryshev own goal and a late effort from Edinson Cavani.
Oscar Tabarez’s men raced into a two-goal lead with just 23 minutes gone courtesy of a smart Luis Suarez free-kick and a deflected Diego Laxalt effort.
The host nation’s hopes of staging a memorable comeback were dealt a near-fatal blow when Igor Smolnikov saw red after picking up a second yellow card in the 36th minute.
And while La Celeste dominated for large swathes in the second half, it took until the final minute to add to their lead, when Cavani slotted home from close range to put added gloss on an already polished performance.
The result sees Uruguay top the group with three wins from three, five goals scored and none conceded.
Uruguay will now face one of Spain, Portugal or Iran from Group B in the last 16.