June 20, 2018 / 5:02 PM / in 5 months

World Cup host Russia qualifies for the round of 16

Soccer Football - World Cup - Group A - Russia vs Egypt - Saint Petersburg Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia - June 19, 2018 Russia's Denis Cheryshev celebrates scoring their second goal with team mates REUTERS/Michael Dalder

(Reuters) - World Cup hosts Russia have qualified for the second round of the tournament as Uruguay went through by beating Saudi Arabia 1-0 in Group A on Wednesday.

The result in Rostov-On-Don means Stanislav Cherchesov’s Russia side cannot be overhauled on points by either the Saudis or Egypt for the two qualifying places for the last 16.

Russia still face a battle with Uruguay for who finishes top of the group.

Reporting by Christian Radnedge; Editing by Hugh Lawson

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