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Uruguay beats Bolivia 4-2, qualified to 2018 World Cup in Russia

Wednesday 11/October/2017 - 02:01 PM
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Uruguay booked their place at next summer's World Cup in Russia in the early hours of Wednesday morning with Luis Suarez scoring twice in a 4-2 rout of over Bolivia in Montevideo. DailyMail said

 

Uruguay's place was all but secured heading into the final set of South American qualifiers but with their fans out in force they confirmed qualification in style.

 

Bolivia had taken a surprise early lead through a calamitous own goal from Gaston Silva but the Uruguayans were not to be thwarted as Barcelona star Suarez showed his class.

 

Martin Caceres soon levelled the scoring with Edinson Cavani giving the hosts a half-time lead before Suarez's second-half double put the result beyond doubt.

Comically, Uruguay then gifted their visitors another own goal, with experienced defender Diego Godin finding the back of his own net.

It was not to stop the party mood in the capital though as veteran coach Oscar Tabarez sealed World Cup qualification for the third straight time. 

 

Tabarez guided Uruguay to a fourth-placed finish at the 2010 World Cup and beat England, with Suarez again at the double, at the last World Cup before being knocked out in the last-16.

They finish the two-year South American qualifying process as the second-best team behind Brazil. 

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