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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
14:59
14:56
BUFFON
ItalyITA
Goalkeeper

has been elected Man of the Match

90MINUTES PLAYED22TOTAL PASSES0GOALS FOR0SHOTS
14:56

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.
14:49
90'+ F. MUSLERA (Uruguay) is cautioned.
14:49

A minimum of five additional minutes will be added to the second half.

14:48
90'+BARZAGLI (Italy) commits a foul.
14:48

Italy now move forward and Martin Caceres saves the day with an excellent clearance.

14:47

Suarez leads Uruguay on a counter-attack and has plenty of options forward but he elects to go it alone. He beats one defender but is ultimately stopped at the top of the area.

14:43
85'CASSANO (Italy) takes a corner kick.
14:43
85'PIRLO (Italy) strikes his free-kick wide.

WIDE: Pirlo's free-kick is a good one but misses wide. Muslera plays it safe though and pushes out for a corner.

14:41
83'G. RAMIREZ (Uruguay) commits a foul.
14:40

GOAL! Uruguay's captain heads home the corner and puts the South Americans ahead! The No3 didn't know much about it as it goes in off his shoulder and into the far corner.

Player Statistics

Uruguay
UruguayURU
Defender
  • Total Goals scored1
  • Assists0
  • Attempts On Target1
  • Yellow/Red cards0 / 0
  • Fouls committed/suffered0 / 1
  • Passes (complete)31 (31)
  • Passes Completion Rate100%
  • Tackles2
14:39
81' D. GODIN (Uruguay) scores!!
14:39
81'G. RAMIREZ (Uruguay) swings in the corner.
14:37
79'L. SUAREZ (Uruguay) is penalised after committing a foul.
14:37

Muslera rises well to catch the cross and springs Uruguay on a counter

14:36
78' G. RAMIREZ (in) comes off the bench to replace C. RODRIGUEZ (out) (Uruguay)
14:35
77' DE SCIGLIO (Italy) is cautioned.
14:35
77'DE SCIGLIO (Italy) commits a foul.
14:35
77'PIRLO (Italy) blocks the shot.
14:35
77'L. SUAREZ (Uruguay) sees his effort hit the target.
14:34

Prandelli makes a midfield move.

Player Statistics

Italy
ItalyITA
Midfielder
  • Total Goals scored0
  • Assists0
  • Attempts On Target0
  • Yellow/Red cards0 / 0
  • Fouls committed/suffered2 / 3
  • Passes (complete)44 (41)
  • Passes Completion Rate93.18%
  • Tackles5
Italy
ItalyITA
Midfielder
  • 24International Caps
  • 187Centimeters
  • Date of Birth28 Aug 1982
  • Current clubParis Saint-Germain FC (FRA)
14:33
75' THIAGO MOTTA (in) comes off the bench to replace VERRATTI (out) (Italy)
14:33

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14:31

Prandelli chooses to swap forwards.

Player Statistics

Italy
ItalyITA
Forward
  • Total Goals scored0
  • Assists0
  • Attempts On Target1
  • Yellow/Red cards0 / 0
  • Fouls committed/suffered2 / 1
  • Passes (complete)14 (8)
  • Passes Completion Rate57.14%
  • Tackles0
Italy
ItalyITA
Forward
  • 38International Caps
  • 175Centimeters
  • Date of Birth12 Jul 1982
  • Current clubParma FC (ITA)
14:29
71' CASSANO (in) comes off the bench to replace IMMOBILE (out) (Italy)
14:29
71'A. GONZALEZ (Uruguay) commits a foul.
14:27
69'IMMOBILE (Italy) is ruled offside.
14:26
69'PIRLO (Italy) takes a corner kick.
14:26
68'J.M. GIMENEZ (Uruguay) blocks the shot.

Immobile is denied by Gimenez's sliding challenge. They have been battling well on the right side all match.

14:26
68'IMMOBILE (Italy) sees his effort hit the target.
14:26
14:24
66'L. SUAREZ (Uruguay) swings in the corner.
14:24
66'BUFFON (Italy) blocks the shot.

GREAT SAVE: Suarez weaves his way through the Italian defence and takes a quick left-footed shot but Italy's No1 gets a hand to it and pushes out for a corner.

14:24
66'L. SUAREZ (Uruguay) sees his effort hit the target.
14:23
66'BARZAGLI (Italy) blocks the shot.
14:23
66'E. CAVANI (Uruguay) sees his effort hit the target.
14:23
65'PIRLO (Italy) sees an effort go off target.

Pirlo takes a few touches, looks up and shoots from distance but his effort is rising and goes well over the bar.

14:22

Now with a numerical advantage over Italy, Tabarez elects to drop the midfielder Pereira for the forward Stuani.

Player Statistics

Uruguay
UruguayURU
Forward
  • Total Goals scored0
  • Assists0
  • Attempts On Target0
  • Yellow/Red cards0 / 0
  • Fouls committed/suffered0 / 0
  • Passes (complete)0 (0)
  • Passes Completion Rate0%
  • Tackles0

Player Statistics

Uruguay
UruguayURU
Midfielder
  • Total Goals scored0
  • Assists0
  • Attempts On Target0
  • Yellow/Red cards0 / 0
  • Fouls committed/suffered3 / 3
  • Passes (complete)33 (21)
  • Passes Completion Rate63.64%
  • Tackles1
14:21
63' C. STUANI (in) comes off the bench to replace A. PEREIRA (out) (Uruguay)
14:20
63'J.M. GIMENEZ (Uruguay) commits a foul.
14:20

RED CARD: Claudio Marchisio is given his marching orders after a harsh challenge on Egidio Arevalo. The No8 went studs up into Arevalo's knee.

Player Statistics

Italy
ItalyITA
Midfielder
  • Total Goals scored0
  • Assists0
  • Attempts On Target1
  • Yellow/Red cards0 / 1
  • Fouls committed/suffered3 / 1
  • Passes (complete)32 (24)
  • Passes Completion Rate75%
  • Tackles1
14:19
61'E. CAVANI (Uruguay) sees an effort go off target.
14:17
59' MARCHISIO (Italy) is sent off!
14:17
59'MARCHISIO (Italy) is penalised after committing a foul.
14:16
58'C. RODRIGUEZ (Uruguay) sees an effort go off target.

WIDE: Rodriguez connects on a nice one-two with Suarez to beat the Italian backline and is clear to shoot but he pulls it wide.

14:14
56'IMMOBILE (Italy) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on D. GODIN (Uruguay).
14:13
55'J.M. GIMENEZ (Uruguay) blocks the shot.
14:13
55'PAROLO (Italy) sees his effort hit the target.
14:13

Immobile makes a good run down Italy's right, but Jose Maria Gimenez does well to stop the No17.

14:12
54'IMMOBILE (Italy) is ruled offside.
14:11
54'E. CAVANI (Uruguay) illegally handles the ball.
14:11
53'DE SCIGLIO (Italy) commits a foul.
14:10
52'L. SUAREZ (Uruguay) strikes his free-kick wide.
14:10
52'MARCHISIO (Italy) is penalised after committing a foul.
14:07

The Benfica defender comes on for the midfielder.

Player Statistics

Uruguay
UruguayURU
Midfielder
  • Total Goals scored0
  • Assists0
  • Attempts On Target1
  • Yellow/Red cards0 / 0
  • Fouls committed/suffered1 / 0
  • Passes (complete)21 (12)
  • Passes Completion Rate57.14%
  • Tackles1
Uruguay
UruguayURU
Defender
  • 91International Caps
  • 173Centimeters
  • Date of Birth08 Jun 1984
  • Current clubSL Benfica (POR)
14:06

The midfielder Parolo comes on for the attacking Balotelli.

Player Statistics

Italy
ItalyITA
Forward
  • Total Goals scored0
  • Assists0
  • Attempts On Target0
  • Yellow/Red cards1 / 0
  • Fouls committed/suffered4 / 2
  • Passes (complete)11 (7)
  • Passes Completion Rate63.64%
  • Tackles0
Italy
ItalyITA
Midfielder
  • 5International Caps
  • 186Centimeters
  • Date of Birth25 Jan 1985
  • Current clubParma FC (ITA)
14:05
47'A. PEREIRA (Uruguay) is penalised after committing a foul.
14:04
46' E. AREVALO RIOS (Uruguay) is booked by the referee.

Egidio Arevalo earns a yellow card only seconds after the half starts with another hard challenge, indicated the tone of the game won't be changing anytime soon.

14:04
46'E. AREVALO RIOS (Uruguay) is penalised after committing a foul.
14:03
46' Before the second half begins PAROLO (in) comes off the bench to replace BALOTELLI (out) (Italy)
14:03
46' Before the second half begins M. PEREIRA (in) comes off the bench to replace N. LODEIRO (out) (Uruguay)
14:03
The second half kicks off.

Uruguay kick off as coach Oscar Tabarez makes one change, as does Cesare Prandelli.

14:03

The teams are making their way back out to the pitch for the start of the second half.

13:54

FIRST-HALF PHOTOS
We have pictures from both Belo Horizonte and Natal and we feature the best ones from the first half in a gallery we put on Facebook.

13:53
13:50

HALF-TIME: The first 45 minutes marked by tough tackles comes to an end with neither side able to break through. Uruguay must look to score during the second half as currently Italy will progress to the Round of 16 alongside Costa Rica if the scores remain the same. Meanwhile, it is also goalless in Belo Horizonte between Los Ticos and England.

13:47

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13:47
Italy
ItalyITA
Uruguay
UruguayURU

Statistics

Ball possession

58%
42%
13Fouls Committed11
3Attempts On Target5
5Shots6
0Total Goals scored0
0Penalties scored0
13:47
The referee brings the first half to an end.
13:45
45'+E. CAVANI (Uruguay) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on CHIELLINI (Italy).
13:45
45'+L. SUAREZ (Uruguay) swings in the corner.
13:45
13:45

Andrea Barzagli clears Suarez's free-kick out for a corner.

13:43
44'DARMIAN (Italy) is penalised after committing a foul.
13:41
42'BALOTELLI (Italy) illegally handles the ball.
13:40
41'A. PEREIRA (Uruguay) is penalised after committing a foul.
13:40

Balotelli releases Immobile down the right side but Godin is up to the task and puts in a great tackle to stop the Italian counter-attack.

13:38
39'L. SUAREZ (Uruguay) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on PIRLO (Italy).
13:38

Martin Caceres notices Buffon out of position and goes for a spectacular shot from over midfield trying to catch Italy's No1 out but his effort goes wide.

13:38
38'M. CACERES (Uruguay) sees an effort go off target.
13:36

Giorgio Chiellini clears Suarez's free-kick and Italy go back on the offensive.

13:35
36'VERRATTI (Italy) illegally handles the ball.
13:32
33'BUFFON (Italy) blocks the shot.

DOUBLE SAVE: Buffon stops Suarez's intiial shot and denies Nicolas Lodeiro moments later.

13:32
33'BUFFON (Italy) blocks the shot.
13:32
33'N. LODEIRO (Uruguay) sees his effort hit the target.
13:32
33'L. SUAREZ (Uruguay) sees his effort hit the target.
13:31

Rodriguez makes a blistering run and beats several defenders en route to goal but his final pass cannot find Cavani.

13:30
31'M. CACERES (Uruguay) is penalised after committing a foul.
13:28
29'IMMOBILE (Italy) sees an effort go off target.

Italy's No17 receives the deflected cross and shoots first time but he can't find he target.

13:26
27'BALOTELLI (Italy) sees an effort go off target.
13:26
27'PIRLO (Italy) illegally handles the ball.
13:26
26'D. GODIN (Uruguay) blocks the shot.
13:26
26'BARZAGLI (Italy) sees his effort hit the target.
13:25
25'D. GODIN (Uruguay) blocks the shot.

Claudio Marchisio shoots from distance but Diego Godin slides to stop the threat before it reaches Muslera's goal.

13:25
25'MARCHISIO (Italy) sees his effort hit the target.
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13:24
25'IMMOBILE (Italy) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on E. AREVALO RIOS (Uruguay).
13:24
13:22
22' BALOTELLI (Italy) is booked by the referee.

Balotelli goes into the book after putting in a hard challenge on Pereira. Should Italy go through, Balotelli will miss their Round of 16 match after picking up his second booking during the Group Stage.

13:21
22'BALOTELLI (Italy) is penalised after committing a foul.
13:21
22'BALOTELLI (Italy) commits a foul.
13:20
21'BONUCCI (Italy) blocks the shot.
13:20
21'L. SUAREZ (Uruguay) sees his effort hit the target.
13:20
21'IMMOBILE (Italy) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
13:20

In Uruguay's first strong foray forward, Suarez passes out to Alvaro Perreira and looks to cross into Edison Cavani but the Italian backline defends well and forces a goal-kick off of Cavani's first touch.

13:18

Italy have had the lion's share of possesion in the first quarter of an hour but Gli Azzurri haven't been able to d much with it yet, especially from the several free-kick opportunities they've had.

13:17
18'DE SCIGLIO (Italy) illegally handles the ball.
13:16
17'A. PEREIRA (Uruguay) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on VERRATTI (Italy).
13:13
14'L. SUAREZ (Uruguay) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
13:12
13'MARCHISIO (Italy) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on A. GONZALEZ (Uruguay).
13:12
13'PIRLO (Italy) takes a corner kick.
13:11
12'F. MUSLERA (Uruguay) blocks the shot.

Pirlo's next free-kick is a deceiving one. The No21 opts to shoot instead of chipping into middle and causes Fernando Muslera to push the ball over the bar.

13:11
12'PIRLO (Italy) hits his free-kick on target.
13:11
12'N. LODEIRO (Uruguay) is penalised after committing a foul.
13:11

Andrea Pirlo's free-kick doesn't clear the first line of defence and allows Uruguay to break on the counter-attack.

13:10
10'M. CACERES (Uruguay) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on VERRATTI (Italy).
13:08
9'L. SUAREZ (Uruguay) commits a foul.
13:07
8'A. GONZALEZ (Uruguay) commits a foul.
13:07
7'DE SCIGLIO (Italy) blocks the shot.
13:07
7'A. GONZALEZ (Uruguay) sees his effort hit the target.
13:07

Luis Suarez sends in his free-kick bending towards goal and Gianluigi Buffon punches clear.

13:06
7'VERRATTI (Italy) commits a foul.
13:05
6'BARZAGLI (Italy) is penalised after committing a foul.
13:05

Strong challenges have highlighted the first few minutes in Natal. Both teams are going in hard, looking to set the tone of the match early on.

13:04
5'L. SUAREZ (Uruguay) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on CHIELLINI (Italy).
13:03
4'C. RODRIGUEZ (Uruguay) is penalised after committing a foul.
13:03
4'DARMIAN (Italy) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on E. CAVANI (Uruguay).
13:02
2'BUFFON (Italy) blocks the shot.
13:02
2'M. CACERES (Uruguay) sees his effort hit the target.
13:02

Mario Balotelli makes a strong run through the centre of the pitch but Cristian Rodriguez pushes the No9 off the ball and regains possession for Uruguay.

13:00
1'BALOTELLI (Italy) is penalised after committing a foul.
13:00
The match kicks off.

Italy, wearing their traditional blue kit, get us underway.

13:00

After another emotional rendition of the national anthems, the captains meet at midfield and we're nearly ready to kick off.

12:57

THE LINE-UPS

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12:55

Standings - Group D

TeamsPts MP W D L GF GA
Costa RicaCRC
6220041
ItalyITA
3210122
UruguayURU
3210134
EnglandENG
0200224
12:52

DID YOU KNOW?
This is Uruguay’s 50th game in the World Cup. Their first was a 1-0 win over Peru played out on 18 July 1930 in Montevideo.

12:50

Your 11

These are the most-popular line-ups chosen by FIFA.com users.

Italy
ItalyITA

1 Gianluigi BUFFON, 3 Giorgio CHIELLINI, 15 Andrea BARZAGLI, 19 Leonardo BONUCCI, 6 Antonio CANDREVA, 8 Claudio MARCHISIO, 10 Antonio CASSANO, 16 Daniele DE ROSSI, 21 Andrea PIRLO, 9 Mario BALOTELLI, 17 Ciro IMMOBILE

Uruguay
UruguayURU

1 Fernando MUSLERA, 2 Diego LUGANO, 3 Diego GODIN, 6 Alvaro PEREIRA, 22 Martin CACERES, 7 Cristian RODRIGUEZ, 8 Abel HERNANDEZ, 14 Nicolas LODEIRO, 17 Egidio AREVALO, 9 Luis SUAREZ, 21 Edinson CAVANI

12:48

THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE
The referee for today's match is Mexico's Marco Rodriguez

Referees at the 2014 FIFA World Cup™: MARCO RODRIGUEZ

12:46

LUIS SUAREZ
"From last year's Confederations Cup, I know how organised they are. If you leave them just an inch they will make you pay. But they have weaknesses as well as strengths, and we will try to exploit those weaknesses. We expect Italy to be tough opponents, but we know what's at stake and we are going out there to qualify.”

12:44

ANDREA PIRLO
"All World Cup games are important, but this one's like a semi-final or a final."

12:40

STAT ATTACK:
In both of the pair’s two prior meetings in the World Cup, Uruguay failed to score. Their first engagement took place in the group round in 1970 and ended 0-0, before Italy prevailed 2-0 in the Round of 16 in 1990. That was the Italians’ last win over Uruguay, against whom they have since conceded two draws and a defeat.

12:40

Head-to-Head

Italy
ItalyITA
Uruguay
UruguayURU
.2Wins3.
.4Draws4.
9Total Goals scored10
12:37

OSCAR TABAREZ TALKS
The former school teacher talks about his recent success with the Uruguay national team, La Celeste's rich history and more.

12:33

CLAUDIO'S CHOICE
The famous Italian hard man, Claudio Gentile, picks a perhaps surprising genius from A Seleção's heyday for his favourite Brazil international ever.

12:30

HEAD TO HEAD:
This is the tenth head-to-head meeting between the two sides. Uruguay are marginally ahead in the series with three wins to two, the remaining four meetings having ended drawn. The teams’ last encounter came in the match for third place at the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013, which finished 2-2, though Italy proceeded to clinch third place on penalties.

12:26

ITALY-URUGUAY LINE-UPS
The starting XIs for the two teams have been announced!

12:23

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12:22

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12:20

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12:18

GOOD AFTERNOON:
Hello and welcome to our coverage of this decisive Group D clash between Italy and Uruguay from Natal. With Costa Rica, who qualified for the Round of 16 after their second match, playing the already-eliminated England, this game will see one team move on and the other head home. Stay with us as we bring you all the build-up from the Estadio das Dunas before we begin out LIVE minute-by-minute coverage as these two teams battle for a spot in the knockout phase.

11:54

Weather

Estadio das Dunas, Natal

  • Partly Cloudy
  • 33° CTemperature
  • 14 m/sWind
  • 45 %Humidity
11:54
Italy
ItalyITA
  • 1BUFFON (GK)(C)
  • 2DE SCIGLIO
  • 3CHIELLINI
  • 4DARMIAN
  • 8MARCHISIO
  • 9BALOTELLI
  • 15BARZAGLI
  • 17IMMOBILE
  • 19BONUCCI
  • 21PIRLO
  • 23VERRATTI
Uruguay
UruguayURU
  • 1F. MUSLERA (GK)
  • 3D. GODIN (C)
  • 6A. PEREIRA
  • 7C. RODRIGUEZ
  • 9L. SUAREZ
  • 13J.M. GIMENEZ
  • 14N. LODEIRO
  • 17E. AREVALO RIOS
  • 20A. GONZALEZ
  • 21E. CAVANI
  • 22M. CACERES

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