Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Uruguay won Group A and Mexico also advanced Tuesday after Luis Suarez scored in the 43rd minute to give the South Americans a 1-0 victory at the World Cup.
Both teams will face Group B members; those teams will be decided Tuesday night.
Suarez, Uruguay's most dangerous striker all day, ran unguarded to the back post and headed in Edinson Cavani's brilliant cross for his first goal of the tournament.
The two countries went into the last group game sharing the lead at four points and needed only a draw to advance. But both fielded attacking lineups. Even so, the game yielded few clear scoring chances.
Mexico: Oscar Perez, Francisco Rodriguez, Carlos Salcido, Rafael Marquez, Ricardo Osorio, Hector Moreno (Israel Castro, 57), Gerardo Torrado, Dos Santos Giovani, Andres Guardado (Pablo Barrera, 46), Luis Guillermo Franco, Cuauhtemoc Blanco (Balcazar Javier Hernandez, 63)
Uruguay: Fernando Nestor Muslera, Diego Moreno Lugano, Jorge Fucile, Mauricio Victorino, Alvaro Barragan Pereira (Andres Scotti, 77), Diego Perez Ruso, Maximiliano Victor Pereira, Egidio Arevalo Rios, Edinson Cavani, Luis Suarez (Alvaro Fernandez, 85), Diego Forlan
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