Russia’s World Cup honeymoon feel came crashing down on Monday as they were pounded 3-0 by Uruguay.
Luiz Suarez gave Uruguay a 10th minute lead with a sublime free kick that beat the Russian wall to give the South Americans the lead.
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Uruguay made the Russians chase the game as they dictated with crisp passing and runs.
And it was 2-0 on 23 minutes as Diego Laxalt’s shot deflected off Russian midfielder Cheryshev to keep the South Americans further ahead.
And it was over as a contest as Torreira whipped a corner in and the unmarked Godin headed towards the right corner.
Akinfeev made a save but Cavani fired in the rebound to open his account for the tournament from a yard out on 90 minutes.
Uruguay topped group A with 9 points with no goals conceded.
They will face the runners-up of group B, with hosts Russia confronting the winner.