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Suarez on target as Saudi Arabia crash out of World Cup

Luis Suarez scores on his 100th international appearance as Uruguay beat Saudi Arabia to knock out the Gulf team

Suarez on target as Saudi Arabia crash out of World Cup
Luis Suarez of Uruguay celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group A match against Saudi Arabia. (Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Luis Suarez scored on his 100th international appearance as Uruguay knocked Saudi Arabia out of the FIFA World Cup on Wednesday.

The Barcelona forward, who missed a slew of chances in a narrow 1-0 win over Egypt in the first match, was on target in the first half against Saudi Arabia.

The 31-year-old has a chequered World Cup past after his 2010 quarter-final handball against Ghana and his biting of Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini four years ago, but has now scored six goals at the showpiece tournament in his career.

The two-time world champions booked their place in the last 16 with the 1-0 victory, but the defeat saw Saudi Arabia eliminated after their 5-0 opening thrashing by Russia, while also knocking out Mohamed Salah's Egypt.

Juan Antonio Pizzi made four alterations for the Saudis, with goalkeeper Abdullah Al-Muaiouf replaced by Mohammed Al-Owais after his disastrous performance against hosts Russia.

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