Uruguay rout Tahiti, face Brazil in Confederations Cup semis

Uruguay manager Oscar Tabarez had changed his entire starting XI for the South American champions' decisive first round match. Star forwards Diego Forlan, Suarez and Edinson Cavani were all named on the bench, while Bologna midfielder Perez inherited the captain's armband from suspended centre-back Diego Lugano.

updated: June 24, 2013 02:39 IST
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Recife, Brazil: Uruguay secured their place in the Confederations Cup semi-finals with an 8-0 drubbing of Tahiti, featuring the fastest goal in the competition's history.

The Confed Cup record-breaker at Recife's Arena Pernambuco was Abel Hernandez, the Palermo striker heading in off Nicolas Lodeiro's corner after just 79 seconds.

He went on to bag four, with Diego Perez, Lodeiro and Luis Suarez with a double, joining him on the scoresheet.

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