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Pereiro strike sinks Serbia

Gaston Pereiro was the match-winner as Uruguay began their New Zealand 2015 campaign with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Serbia to move joint-top of Group D.

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Quotes

"Considering the opposition, we had expected a hard-fought encounter in terms of individual battles, challenges in the air and every aspect of the game. Fortunately we were able to keep the opposition in check and get a favourable result," Fabian Coito, Uruguay coach

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19:51
The final whistle sounds.
19:50
90'+Serbia swing in the corner.
19:50
90'+Serbia take the corner kick.
19:48
90'+Serbia try a shot on goal, but it is off-target.
19:45
88'A player from Uruguay is adjudged to be in an offside position.
19:44
88' F. ACOSTA (in) comes off the bench to replace G. PEREIRO (out) (Uruguay)
19:43
87'The goalkeeper of Uruguay pulls off a save.
19:43
87'A player from Serbia sees his effort hit the target.
19:42
86'Uruguay are penalised after committing a foul.
19:41
84'Serbia concede a free-kick following a challenge on a player from Uruguay.

Statistics

Ball possession
46
%
54

Attempts

9Attempts15
3On-Target5
4Off-Target6
2Blocked4

Disciplinary

14Fouls Committed11
0Yellow cards1
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0

Attacking

3Corners9
3Offsides1
12Free kicks17
5Saves2

Line-ups

Uruguay
UruguayURU
Serbia
SerbiaSRB
(GK)
(GK)(C)
(C)
84'
71'
88'
46' HT
68'
73'
20
SubstitutesSubstitutes
(GK)
(GK)
(GK)
21
(GK)
68'
84'
71'
88'
16
73'
17
46' HT
19
CoachCoach
Fabian COITO (URU)Veljko PAUNOVIC (SRB)

Match Facts

Dunedin

Otago Stadium

Weather

  • Sunny
  • 7° CTemperature
  • 9 m/sWind
  • 64 %Humidity

Officials

  • Referee: Ryuji SATO
    Japan
    JapanJPN
  • Assistant Referee 1: Akane YAGI (JPN)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Hiroshi YAMAUCHI (JPN)
  • Fourth official: Joseph LAMPTEY (GHA)

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