World Cup hosts Russia qualify for the round of 16

Thursday, 2018-06-21 04:12:20
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Russian players celebrate a goal against Egypt on June 19. (Photo: Reuters)
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World Cup hosts Russia have qualified for the second round of the tournament as Uruguay went through by beating Saudi Arabia 1-0 in Group A on Wednesday.

The result in Rostov-On-Don means Stanislav Cherchesov’s Russia side cannot be overhauled on points by either the Saudis or Egypt for the two qualifying places for the last 16.

Russia still face a battle with Uruguay for who finishes top of the group.

Reuters