Russians down but not out after defeat by Uruguay whose supporters enjoy third victory

26 June 2018

Uruguay burnished their World Cup credentials with a 3-0 victory over 10-man Russia on Monday. Uruguay finished top of Group A with a perfect record while dampening the hopes of the tournament hosts, who had to settle for second. The Russians will now have to face the winners of Group B in the last 16 while Uruguay will face the runners-up from Group B. The outcome will be decided when Spain, Portugal and Iran battle it out for two last-16 spots later on Monday.