Suarez and Cavani help Uruguay top their group

Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani help Uruguay top their group.

Both lethal men Luis Suarez & Edinson Cavani strike as hosts miss out on top spot.

Uruguay secured first place in World Cup Group A thanks to Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani scored to down 10 men Russia in Samara.

The Barcelona sensation Surez netted his second goal in as many World Cup games as Uruguay secured top spot in Group A with a comfortable 3-0 victory over hosts Russia.

The Russians had Igor Smolnikov sent off realy in the game.

Russia’s impressive progression to the last 16 has provided one of the tournament’s major surprises so far.

But the host national side were brought back down to earth in a sweltering Samara.

Suarez scored the winner against Saudi Arabia on match day two, found the net with a pinpoint free-kick. Meanhwhile, former Real Madrid man Denis Cheryshev’s own goal compounded Russia’s misery 13 minutes later, with Smolnikov’s sadness.

And now Russia are the first European side to fail to top their group as the host nation since Spain in 1982.

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