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Cavani nets brace as Uruguay rout Panama

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Montevideo (Uruguay), June 12 (Ajit Weekly News) Edinson Cavani scored twice as Uruguay cruised to a 5-0 win over Panama in their international friendly here on Saturday.

The outgoing Manchester United striker opened the scoring in the 39th minute at the Centenario stadium with a low finish after Giorgian Arrascaeta’s assist.

Cavani doubled the lead just after half-time by converting a penalty after he was brought down by Alex Rodriguez.

Nicolas de la Cruz, Maxi Gomez and Diego Rossi added second-half goals as Uruguay gave their fans a reason to celebrate in the team’s last home match before the World Cup, reports Xinhua.

The Celeste have been drawn in Group H for football’s showpiece tournament, alongside Portugal, Ghana and South Korea. The World Cup will be played in Qatar from November 21 to December 18.

–Ajit Weekly News

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