HONG KONG: Uruguay eased to a four-zero win over Thailand on Monday to maintain the China Cup as veteran defender Diego Godin became his united states’ maximum capped participant.
Godin captained the crew on his 126th appearance to move beforehand of Maxi Pereira on the all-time listing. The Uruguayans have been given few troubles by a Thai side that struggled in opposition to extra physical fighters.
Matias Vecino gave Oscar Tabarez’s squad the lead after five minutes whilst he headed domestic Nicolas Lodeiro’s corner at the near post.
Gaston Pereiro made it 2-0 shortly before halftime while he rolled the ball over the road following Cristhian Stuani’s low cross from the left.
Stuani put himself on the scoresheet 12 minutes into the second 1/2 while he out jumped the Thai defense to fulfill Giorgian de Arrascaeta’s cross and energy his header in.
Maximiliano Gomez added the fourth minute from the cease with a scuffed attempt to seal a scoreline that underlined the gulf between the teams.
China’s woes were compounded in advance within the day as Fabio Cannavaro misplaced his 2d sport in a row because taking on as head instruct whilst the hosts slipped to a 1-0 loss to Uzbekistan.
Chinese fanatics had protested after seeing their aspect lose their opener in opposition to Thailand on Thursday and had been left to witness every other disappointing show in the 0.33 region playoff.
Eldor Shomurodov scored the winner for Hector Cuper’s team near the quit of the primary half while he played himself into space at the back of the Chinese defense and smashed the ball past goalkeeper Yan Junling.