Cavani goal leads Uruguay past Wales in China Cup Final

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Uruguay continued its warm-up for this summer’s World Cup with a 1-0 win over Wales in the China Cup Final on Monday.

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Edinson Cavani was the goal scorer, following up his audacious semifinal overhead goal. It was the striker’s 100th cap and 42nd goal, with four coming in his last five appearances for La Celeste.

Uruguay is a sneaky side to watch in Russia, with Cavani joining Luis Suarez to form a very potent strike force.

The South American side was eliminated by CONMEBOL mates Colombia in the Round of 16 at the last World Cup, and lost 3-2 to Netherlands in the 2010 semifinal en route to another 3-2 loss to Germany in the third place match.

Led by coach Oscar Tabarez since 2006, Uruguay has a winnable World Cup Group A with Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt. Group A’s winner and runner-up will be drawn against the opposite from Group B, likely Portugal and Spain.