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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.

Match Highlights

Quotes

“We tried to play our very best football against a side who always looked to be our most difficult opponents, which they were. We changed the way we played in response to the team facing us,” Oscar Tabarez, Uruguay coach.

 

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!

Photos

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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)

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