Uruguay secured qualification for themselves and Russia in the knockout stages of the World Cup with a workman like 1-0 victory over Saudi Arabia.

Luis Suarez scored the only goal of the game on his 100th appearance for his beloved national side and his first in this years competition.

The first half saw a much better Saudi side than the one that played Russia, looking more incisive on the ball and but for a couple interceptions from Diego Godin, could’ve fashioned chances.

But the errors crept back, in the 22nd minute Luis Suarez helped the ball home from a Carlos Sanchez corner after Saudi’s keeper Al Owais made an error in coming for the ball and left the goal gaping.

Suarez is the first Uruguayan to score at three different World Cups and with 51 goals in 100 games, that’s a stellar return for the master craftsman.

But this was far from a spectacle in Rostov.

The second half saw the worst 45 minutes of the tournament to date with both sides creating little and everyone just waiting for the full time whistle to come.

Edinson Cavani remains goalless in Russia and Oscar Tavares will hope his side can step up their game for an impending clash with Spain or Portugal after failing to impress so far.

Group A now sees the first two teams qualifying for the last 16 in Russia and Uruguay, but who will finish top of it?