Uruguay downs Mexico 1-0 to win Group A 

Uruguay won Group A and Mexico also advanced Tuesday after Luis Suarez scored in the 43rd minute to give the South Americans a 1-0 victory at the World Cup.

Both teams will face Group B members; those teams will be decided Tuesday night.

South Africa and France did not advance after the hosts beat the French 2-1.

Suarez, Uruguay's most dangerous striker all day, ran unguarded to the back post and headed in Edinson Cavani's brilliant cross for his first goal of the tournament.

The two countries went into the last group game sharing the lead at four points and needed only a draw to advance. But both fielded attacking lineups. Even so, the game yielded few clear scoring chances.

Uruguay, which didn't allow a goal in the first round, ended the group phase with seven points after overpowering South Africa 3-0 and drawing 0-0 with France.

South American teams have won nine of their 11 matches thus far. Uruguay was the final team into the 32-nation field, winning a playoff with Costa Rica after finishing fifth in continental qualifying.

Mexico earned four.

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