All Uruguayans have a good feeling: Cavani | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, June 09, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:37 AM, June 09, 2018

All Uruguayans have a good feeling: Cavani

Uruguay will head to the World Cup on a winning note after beating Uzbekistan 3-0 in a chilly warmup in front of their own fans on Thursday.

The win, against a side ranked 81 places below them at 95th in the world, was the third in a row for the South Americans and they have lost just once in their last nine games.

Uruguay got the breakthrough after 31 minutes when Giorgian De Arrascaeta fired home from 15 meters following good work from Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez.

Uruguay, who won the World Cup in 1930 and 1950, kick off their World Cup campaign on June 15 against Egypt, play Saudi Arabia five days later before rounding out their Group A fixtures against hosts Russia.

Cavani believes the "good feeling" from supporters can encourage the South American nation during the World Cup.

The two-time champions fell short of their objectives in Brazil four years ago, falling at the round of 16 stage, but Cavani says the growth shown by Uruguay in the years since has led to optimism.

Speaking after the win against Uzbekistan, Cavani said confidence is high as they prepare to make their way to Russia.

"I think all Uruguayans have a good feeling because we have grown as a team, and also because we have shown a lot as a team," the striker told reporters.

“People have recognised that over time. I think this good feeling is important because we can feel it from the pitch and sometimes that is what we need to give that little extra in certain moments."

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