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Godin delights Uruguay, sends Italy home

Uruguay completed their Group D recovery and qualified for the FIFA World Cup knockout stages with a late 1-0 victory over Italy courtesy of Diego Godin's goal.

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Live Blog

15:10

OBRIGADO:
Thank you for following along with the precedings in Natal, where Uruguay's 1-0 win over Italy was enough to send the South Americans through to the Round of 16 at the expense of their opponents. The culmination of Group C commences in a little under two hours' time, and until then we invite you to join us back at our daily tournament blog where we'll review the Group D games and preview what is still to come during Matchday 13.

14:59
Italy
ItalyITA
Uruguay
UruguayURU

Statistics

Ball possession

55%
45%
19Fouls Committed20
5Attempts On Target9
9Shots14
0Total Goals scored1
0Penalties scored0
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14:56
BUFFON
ItalyITA
Goalkeeper

has been elected Man of the Match

90MINUTES PLAYED22TOTAL PASSES0GOALS FOR0SHOTS
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FULL TIME: Uruguay take advantage of their numerical supremacy and advance into the Round of 16 as the second-place team from Group D after a tense affair in Natal that ended 1-0 in the South Americans favour. Captain Diego Godin's goal proved to be enough as La Celeste move on and send Italy home. Costa Rica's 0-0 draw against England was enough for Los Ticos to take the top spot in the group.

14:54
The final whistle sounds.
14:53
90'+E. AREVALO RIOS (Uruguay) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on THIAGO MOTTA (Italy).
14:53
90'+L. SUAREZ (Uruguay) sees an effort go off target.
14:53

It's all hands on deck in the Uruguayan defence as they look to hold onto their slim lead that would see them through the Round of 16.

14:52
90'+A. GONZALEZ (Uruguay) is penalised after committing a foul.

Man of the Match

Goalkeeper

has been elected Budweiser MAN OF THE MATCH!

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Match Facts

Natal

On 25 December 1597, back when Brazil was a colony of the Portuguese crown, a group of Portuguese officials reached the Potengi River with the duty of reclaiming the captaincy of Rio Grande do Norte, which was then dominated by French buccaneers.

Estadio das Dunas

  • Stadium nameEstadio das Dunas
  • CityNatal
  • Year constructed1972
  • Overall capacity39971

Weather

  • Partly Cloudy
  • 33° CTemperature
  • 14 m/sWind
  • 45 %Humidity

Officials

  • Referee: Marco RODRIGUEZ
    Mexico
    MexicoMEX
  • Assistant Referee 1: Marvin TORRENTERA (MEX)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Marcos QUINTERO (MEX)
  • Fourth official: Mark GEIGER (USA)

Games

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  • Your 11

  • Dream Team

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