World Cup 2010 Group A: Mexico 0-1 Uruguay

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Uruguay secured top spot in Group A after beating Mexico 1-0 in their final group game, although the Mexicans still advanced to the knockout round at the expense of hosts South Africa.

Luis Suárez scored the winner two minutes before the interval as he headed in Edinson Cavani's floated cross to put to bed conspiracy theories they were playing for the draw.

Mexico also advanced to the round of 16 thanks to better goal difference than South Africa, which beat France 2-1.


Mexico: Óscar Pérez; Ricardo Osorio, Francisco Rodríguez, Héctor Moreno (Israel Castro, 57), Carlos Salcido; Gerardo Torrado, Rafael Márquez, Andrés Guardado (Pablo Barrera, 46); Giovani dos Santos, Cuauhtémoc Blanco (Javier Hernández, 63); Guillermo Franco

Uruguay: Fernando Muslera; Maximiliano Pereira, Diego Lugano, Mauricio Victorino, Jorge Fucile; Egidio Arévalo, Diego Pérez, Álvaro Pereira (Andrés Scotti, 77); Diego Forlán; Luis Suárez (Álvaro Fernández, 85), Edinson Cavani

1Shots on target5
6Shots off target9
2Yellow Cards1
0Red Cards0
67Ball possession (%)33

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