Colombia’s James Rodriguez celebrates after scoring his second against Uruguay  at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph: Sergio Moraes / Reuters

Colombia 2 Uruguay 0 Uruguay followed their shamed striker Luis Suarez out of the World Cup as the furore over his lengthy ban for biting was e(...)

Roy Hodgson belives he will get a big performance from striker Wayne Rooney in today’s must-win World Cup Group D clash with Uruguay  in Sao Paulo: Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA 5:34

Both managers suggested they will take punts on their star strikers this evening at the Arena Corinthians where England and Uruguay will both be fight(...)

Costa Rica’s Oscar Duarte (left) heads  past Uruguay’s Christian Stuani (bottom left), Fernando Muslera and Diego Lugano (right)   at the Castelao Arena in Fortaleza. Photograph: Mike Blake / Reuters

Costa Rica 3 Uruguay 1Uruguay’s all-time leading goalscorer Luis Suarez could only sit and watch from the sidelines as Costa Rica’s shock 3-1 victory (...)

Uruguay’s Edinson Cavani scored the first goal  against Slovenia in Montevideo. Photograph:  Andres Stapff/Reuters

Striker Edinson Cavani and substitute Christian Stuani scored to fire Uruguay to a 2-0 win over Slovenia in their final World Cup warmup at the Cente(...)

Brazil’s Paulinho (right) heads  past Uruguay’s Martin Caceres and goalkeeper Fernando Muslera (left) to book final berth. Photograph: Sergio Moraes/Reuters

Brazil 2 Uruguay 1: Paulinho scored with a header four minutes from time to give Brazil a 2-1 win over Uruguay and take the host nation to the final o(...)