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Uruguay advance to World Cup after Costa Rica draw

Last Updated: Thursday, November 19, 2009 - 08:50

Montevideo: Uruguay reached the 2010 World Cup finals after a 1-1 draw at home to Costa Rica in the second leg of their South America/CONCACAF playoff on Wednesday.

The Uruguayans, twice world champions, went through 2-1 on aggregate after their victory in the first leg in San Jose on Saturday.

Substitute striker Sebastian Abreu headed home with 20 minutes to go to put Uruguay ahead.

Costa Rica captain Walter Centeno restored the Central Americans` hope of an upset when he stunned Uruguay with an equaliser three minutes later.
Bureau Report

First Published: Thursday, November 19, 2009 - 08:50
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