Uruguay vs England, Highlights: Luis Suarez Stars as Uruguay Beat England 2-1

Uruguay rode on Luis Suarez' double strike to beat England 2-1 and to help their Last 16 chances in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Catch all the highlights here.

Updated: June 20, 2014 18:20 IST
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Uruguay beat England 2-1 in a Crucial Group D encounter. Catch highlights here. (Matchcentre)


02:22 (IST): Uruguay beat England 2-1 in thriller to help their Last 16 chances; England still in with an outside chance.

02:16 (IST): 90' Do you believe it? Five minutes of extra time? England desperate for a goal here.

02:15 (IST): 89' Uruguay 2 England 1. Luis Suarez is now off the field but he is still smiling! Don't worry, it's only a minor injury, we want Suarez to play the next game, don't we? Especially after the skills he displayed in this game! Breathtaking!

02:11 (IST): 85' It's a goal! Beautiful finish directed into the back of the net by Luis Suarez (Uruguay). Uruguay 2 England 1. The Liverpool connection goes Uruguay's way as Steven Gerrard rises for a header in midfield, only for the ball to flick backwards. Wouldn't you know it, but it spins into LUIS SUAREZ's path; the striker had gambled to gain a yard on Gary Cahill, and he makes no mistake to move in on goal and thrash a shot past Joe Hart from a tight angle. Suarez is in a state of tears, that could be the winning goal for Uruguay today and a famous, famous win!

02:04 (IST): 78' Turning out to be a great game. Uruguay 1 England 1. Sturridge takes a shot at goal!


02:01 (IST): 75' Goal! Wayne Rooney (England) takes an easy shot which goes way past the goalkeeper! That's Rooney's first World Cup goal! Daniel Sturridge plays a pass up the right wing to Glen Johnson, who cuts inside at speed. The right back nutmegs Christian Stuani and slides the ball across the face of goal for WAYNE ROONEY to slam home his first World Cup goal at the back post.

01:56 (IST): 71' Second change for England. Danny Welbeck makes way for Adam Lallana. 20 minutes to go!

01:53 (IST): 68' Steven Gerrard gets a yellow card! England's bad luck continues. Uruguay lead 1-0.

01:49 (IST): 64' If you look at ball possession, England are in command with 60 percent of the share of the ball. They have been unlucky today clearly. Meanwhile, Raheem Sterling makes way for Ross Barkley.

01:46 (IST): 61' PENALTY SHOUT. Raheem Sterling skips away from Alvaro Pereira and tries to roulette away from Lodeiro inside the box, only to be nudged off balance and fall. The ref never looks interested.

01:44 (IST): 59' LOW POWER. Jordan Henderson wins the ball cleanly in midfield and drives past Cavani to shoot from the left-hand edge of the box, but the effort lacks the power to ever trouble Muslera.

01:43 (IST): 58' FOUL PLAY. That spell of England pressure has died down now as their opponents start to break up the play. The fouls are multiplying from both of these committed sides.

01:40 (IST): 55' WELBECK AT A STRETCH. Another great ball from Leighton Baines is just ahead of Welbeck, who slides in and catches Muslera on his knee as the keeper howls in pain.

01:39 (IST): 54' Rooney comes closer to scoring for England. He is denied for the 3rd time in this game. That was a great scramble in front of goal by the Uruguayan goalkeeper. Baines wriggles free of two defenders on the left flank and locates Rooney with a low ball into the box. The striker, right in front of goal, takes a touch and sees his venomous effort well saved by the sprawling Muslera.


01:37 (IST): 52' Two really good chances for Uruguay go begging. Joe Hart looking weak! Cavani misses. England are all over the place right now. Lodeiro runs at the back line and slips a clever pass through for Edinson Cavani, who curls his shot wide of the right-hand post with only Joe Hart to beat.

01:33 (IST): 48' ACCIDENTAL CONTACT. Pereira collapses to the turf holding his face after running into Daniel Sturridge's outstretched arm. A free kick is given, but the refereeing team decides no intent is involved.

01:32 (IST): 47' The second half is underway with Uruguay 1 England 0. Neither manager has made any changes as yet. Can Uruguay hold onto their slender advantage?

01:26 (IST): 45' THE SUAREZ DIFFERENCE. Luis Suarez was the name on everybody's lips before this game, and so far the Uruguay talisman has made the difference; the 39th minute saw Edinson Cavani slice a superb cross into the area for his strike partner to swivel and direct a perfect header past Joe Hart. Up until that point the game had been fairly even, with both teams enjoying a single gilt-edged chance; Uruguay's came when Cavani clipped Suarez's low corner over, while for England Wayne Rooney headed a Steven Gerrard free kick against the bar. The South American outfit look completely energised compared to their lacklustre showing against Costa Rica, while England are as nervous as ever. There could be changes on the way from Roy Hodgson, so stay tuned for all the action from the second half.

01:16 (IST): Suarez' 39th minute goal ensures Uruguay go into halftime with a 1-0 lead against England.

01:11 (IST): 41' INSTANT RESPONSE. England almost hit back immediately as they did against Italy. Rooney slots a through ball between defenders for Sturridge, whose driven effort from an angle is beaten away by Fernando Muslera.


01:09 (IST): 39' Luis Suarez (Uruguay) shoots with the header and it's a goal! Uruguay take a 1-0 lead. Everything that England feared has come true. Nicolas Lodeiro bustles through Steven Gerrard's challenge and plays a pass to his left for Edinson Cavani. The forward cuts inside and slices a tremendous ball into the area for LUIS SUAREZ, who peels off Phil Jagielka's shoulder and twists to direct a perfect header past Joe Hart and into the corner of the net.

01:03 (IST): 34' FIRST MAN IN THE WAY. Gerrard is harshly penalised for what looked like a fair tackle on Cristian Rodriguez. Suarez takes the set-piece, but proves unable to clear Daniel Sturridge on the 18-yard line.er to crash a header against the underside of the crossbar.

01:00 (IST): 31' So close AND OFF THE BAR! Gerrard takes a direct free kick as Rooney takes aim at goal with the header. Danny Welbeck draws a foul from Caceres on the left wing, allowing Gerrard to loft a free kick to the back stick, where Wayne Rooney leaps above his mark.

12:56 (IST): 27' Suarez directs Uruguay's third corner towards Cavani on the ground, who in turn misses. Cavani took a wild swing at goal though.

12:54 (IST): 25' TRICKY CALL. There's a controversial call from the ref as Sterling uses his body strength to send Alvaro Pereira flying as the Liverpool winger spins away. No booking, but a free kick in England's half.

12:51 (IST): 22' TOO MUCH ON IT. Suarez collects Martin Caceres' pass with his back to goal and lays the ball off to Lodeiro, but the midfielder's return pass, a chip over Cahill's head, lacks the accuracy to keep it in touch.

12:49 (IST): 20' NOT 100%. Although of course still very dangerous, it does look as if Suarez is holding something back. The forward isn't chasing the same lost causes he would do for his club.

12:46 (IST): 17' UNLUCKY DEFLECTION. England's best move yet sees Welbeck pursue a Raheem Sterling dink into the box and pull it back for Baines. The defender turns inside and feeds Rooney, who in turn plays the ball to his right for Daniel Sturridge, who cuts inside and sees his shot deflected high into the stands.

12:44 (IST): 15' Rodriguez goes blazing over the bar, he misses but not by much. Great chance for Uruguay. Jagielka fails to clear Alvaro Gonzalez's cross, allowing the ball to fall kindly to Cristian Rodriguez, who blasts over the bar from just outside the penalty area.

12:41 (IST): 12' MOMENT OF MADNESS. Phil Jagielka does something nobody would advise and tries to step over the ball with Luis Suarez in attendance, getting his legs in a muddle to mess up entirely. Fortunately for the centre back, he manages to hack the ball upfield at the second attempt.


12:39 (IST): 10' Wayne Rooney misses from the free kick but that was very close to goal. Uruguayan sigh! Rooney curled it nicely over the wall and agonisingly wide of the left-hand post.

12:38 (IST): 9' An early yellow card for Uruguayan captain Diego Godin. England get a free kick from a dangerous position. Danny Welbeck finds Sturridge with a ball inside, and the striker heads off on a dribble. On reaching the edge of the box, he tries to dink the ball past Diego Godin, only for the Uruguay skipper to stick out a hand and stop the ball. A yellow card is Godin's reward.


12:33 (IST): 4'SUAREZ THREATENS. First corner of the game goes the way of Uruguay. Luis Suarez plays a sharp one-two with Nicolas Lodeiro and races behind Baines to play a low cross into the box, where Gary Cahill's header puts it behind. Suarez's corner is also low and forces Joe Hart to palm the ball off Jordan Henderson and behind again. This time Suarez's set-piece comes to nothing.

12:31 (IST): 2' DODGY KEEPER. Leighton Baines plays the ball low into the penalty area for Daniel Sturridge, who rolls Jose Gimenez but can't reach the ball ahead of Fernando Muslera. Sturridge almost gets another go at things, however, when Muslera spills the ball, but he quickly grabs it again to allay Uruguayan fears.

12:30 (IST): 1' KICK OFF. The waiting is over and hearts are in mouths as referee Carlos Velasco Carballo gets tonight's World Cup Group D clash underway here at the Arena de Sao Paulo. Games don't come much bigger than this.

12:29 (IST): It's time for Uruguay vs England to begin!

12:17 (IST): KEEPING IT COOL. Sao Paulo this evening is certainly no Manaus; the temperature is hovering around 14 degrees and feels more like an English summer evening than what you'd expect from the climate of tropical Brazil. Heat and humidity cannot be used as excuses tonight.

12:14 (IST): 0' URUGUAY V ENGLAND. Every so often a game comes around that has an entire country gripping, with white knuckles, the very edge of its seat. That game is today, as England go head-to-head with Uruguay in the clash that could well decide which team takes an early exit from Brazil 2014. Saturday's 2-1 loss to Italy was a significant blow both to England's morale and to their chances of progression from Group D, but the prevailing feeling from manager, players and press alike was that the team's attacking play looked more potent than it has done in years. What is more, if that attacking verve can be similarly unleashed in the next two games, England's chances of progression remain healthy. Offence will certainly be the order of the day in what promises to be a highly open encounter; Uruguay, too, need to go all-out after suffering an unexpected defeat to minnows Costa Rica in their opening match. Fans of England must steel their nerves and accept that whatever happens, it won't be a smooth ride.


Big news is that Uruguay have named fit-again striker Luis Suarez in the starting line-up as they try to get their Cup campaign back on track.

Liverpool's Suarez, last season's Premier League top-scorer, will partner Paris Saint-Germain's Edinson Cavani up front after recovering from knee surgery last month. (Read more)

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Heavyweights England and Uruguay must resurrect their World Cup hopes or face the prospect of an early flight home when they collide in a crunch Group D fixture on Thursday.

Opening defeats to Italy and Costa Rica respectively have left both countries in danger of elimination with little room for error in their last two pool games.

Defeat in Sao Paulo would surely spell doom for either Roy Hodgson's new-look England or two-time winners Uruguay, who were unimpressive in their 3-1 loss to Costa Rica.

Both countries have question marks over their strikers with calls in British media to either drop talisman Wayne Rooney, or move him from the left to his preferred central role.

Wayne Rooney training session


Wayne Rooney Can Handle the Pressure, Says Roy Hodgson

England boss Roy Hodgson says Wayne Rooney can handle the intense speculation over his starting spot ahead of Thursday's crunch World Cup fixture with Uruguay.

Pressure has built on Rooney after a mixed display in last week's 2-1 loss to Italy, which has left England in danger of departing Brazil early.

But Hodgson, in an assessment which indicated Rooney will keep his place in the team, said the Manchester United striker accepted high expectations were part of being a senior player.

"As far as I'm concerned, I was more than satisfied with Rooney's performance against Italy," said Hodgson, pointing to statistics which showed he ran further and had more sprints than any other England player.

"But I'm afraid that Wayne, alongside Steven (Gerrard) and Frank Lampard, they are the three players with the World Cup and European experience.

"I think everyone understands that you can't expect the younger players who are just starting off to shoulder a heavy part of the burden," Hodgson added on Wednesday.

"The good thing is that Wayne is more than happy with that. And if he plays tomorrow night I'm sure that you'll see that in his performance."

Rooney, with 93 caps and 39 goals for England, has yet to score at a World Cup and he cut a frustrated figure by the end of Saturday's defeat. (Read more)

Luis Suarez the Target for Both Uruguay and England

The must-win World Cup encounter between England and Uruguay could boil down to which team best targets Luis Suarez. Both former champions realize a loss Thursday could signal the end of their World Cup campaign after just two matches.

Uruguay, semifinalists in 2010, will be desperate to have Liverpool striker Suarez back after he missed the opening loss to Costa Rica with a knee problem. He has declared himself fit, and if he starts Uruguay will be trying to feed him as many balls as possible. (Read more)

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