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Uruguay crush South African World Cup dreams

Uruguay crush South African World Cup dreams
South Africa and Uruguay met in at a packed Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria, to kick off the second round of group games, with the winner taking top spot in the group.(Getty Images)
Uruguay crush South African World Cup dreams
Uruguay began strongly, moving the ball through midfield quickly, despite the South Africans trying to disrupt their game with some aggressive tackling.(Getty Images)
Uruguay crush South African World Cup dreams
24 minutes in, South African plans were thrown into disarray, as Diego Forlan struck one of the goals of the tournament, with a dipping, long range strike, which flew in off the bottom of the crossbar. (Getty Images)
Uruguay crush South African World Cup dreams
With their support roaring them on, the South Africans responded to the goal with positive intent, with Steve Pienaar in particular, catching the eye. (Getty Images)
Uruguay crush South African World Cup dreams
In the second half, Uruguay started strongly, with Forlan and Suarez looking dangerous, but without increasing their lead, till the 80th minute, when Suarez was tripped by goalkeeper, Itumeleng Khune, for a penalty. (Getty Images)
Uruguay crush South African World Cup dreams
A distraught Khune was sent off with a straight red, which left Diego Forlan with the simple task of doubling his goal tally from the spot. (Getty Images)
Uruguay crush South African World Cup dreams
Uruguay fans were ecstatic with the goal, which all but guaranteed their team a spot in the knockout rounds. (Getty Images)
Uruguay crush South African World Cup dreams
In the dying minutes of the game, Alvaro Pereira popped up in the box to head home a Suarez cross, which sealed the result and capped off a fine performance by the South Americans. (Getty Images)
Uruguay crush South African World Cup dreams
As South Africa's dreams of World Cup glory faded with each goal, the disappointed crowd began filtering out of the stadium before the final whistle blew. (Getty Images)
Uruguay crush South African World Cup dreams
There were no such concerns for the Uruguayans who celebrated at the final whistle in front of their fans, as they waited to play Mexico in their next and final group game. (Getty Images)