Uruguay (1-0) Italy

Italy vs. Uruguay: Win and They’re In (UPDATE: It’s Uruguay!)


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UPDATE: Uruguay scores on a late goal, beating Italy 1-0 and advancing to the Round of 16. With the win, Uruguay knocks four-time World Cup champions Italy out in the group round.

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The first match of the day (12 PM ET; 4 PM UTC) is arguably the most exciting: with Costa Rica into the Round of 16 and England knocked out, Italy and Uruguay are the last teams standing in Group D.  Both teams have one win and one loss, and are separated by a one goal differential. Whoever wins this match is into the knockout round; if they tie, Italy will advance based on goals.

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