Uruguay top World Cup Group A, Russia second after 3-0 defeat | Sports

Uruguay´s forward Edinson Cavani eyes the ball during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group A football match between Uruguay and Russia at the Samara Arena in Samara. Photo: AFP 

SAMARA: Uruguay held a commanding 2-0 halftime lead over World Cup hosts Russia in the battle to top Group A on Monday courtesy of a Luis Suarez free kick and a Denis Cheryshev own goal.

Diego Laxalt´s shot came off Russian winger Cheryshev for the own goal and Russia´s job got all the harder when Igor Smolnikov was sent off for two yellow cards after 36 minutes.

Both sides have already qualified for the last 16 with two wins.

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