June 23, 2018 / 3:04 PM / 6 months ago

FACTBOX-Soccer-Uruguay v Russia

    SAMARA, Russia, June 23 (Reuters) - Uruguay play Russia in a
World Cup Group A match in Samara on Monday.
    
    Where: Samara Arena, Samara
    
    Capacity: 41,970
    
    When: Monday, June 25, 1800 local (1400 GMT/10 AM ET) 
    
    Referee: To be announced
    
    Key stats: 
    * Russia and Uruguay have both secured their places in the
last 16 after winning their opening two matches.  
    * Uruguay need to win the match to finish top of Group A as
Russia have a far superior goal difference. Russia need only
draw to finish top.
    * The group runners-up will face the winners of Group B,
where Spain are currently top. The group winner will face Group
B's runners-up, with Portugal currently occupying that spot.
    * Russia have run further than any other team at the World
Cup, having covered more than 233km in their opening two games.
After Friday's action, this was around 8km more than any other
two-match team, with Australia their nearest challengers. 
    * Russia are the top scorers at the tournament with eight
goals, three more than next highest scorers Croatia. 
    * Russia's eight-goal total in their two games is equal to
the tally that Spain scored overall in their 2010 tournament
victory. 
    * Russia have scored two more goals in this World Cup than
in their previous two World Cup tournaments combined (2002 and
2014).
    * Uruguay have won their first two matches of a World Cup
tournament for the first time since 1954.
    
    Group A standings:
    
               MP   W    D    L   GF  GA  +/-  PTS
 RUSSIA        2    2    0    0   8   1   7    6
 URUGUAY       2    2    0    0   2   0   2    6
 EGYPT         2    0    0    2   1   4   -3   0
 SAUDI ARABIA  2    0    0    2   0   6   -6   0
      
    Previous meetings: Russia and Uruguay have met once before
with the two sides drawing 1-1 in a friendly in 2012. Uruguay
played the former Soviet Union seven times, including at the
1962 and 1970 World Cups. The USSR won six out of their seven
meetings, with the South American side getting their only
victory at the 1970 World Cup.

 (Compiled by Toby Davis
Editing by Christian Radnedge)
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