MX23RW : Thursday, July 19 05:57:03
Jun 24, 2014 at 5pm UK at ​Arena das Dunas, Natal
Italy
0-1
Uruguay

Balotelli (22'), De Sciglio (77')
Marchisio (59')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Godin (81')
Rios (46'), Muslera (90')

Edinson Cavani relishing Italy test

Uruguay hitman Edinson Cavani says that Tuesday's World Cup clash with Italy will be like a final.

Edinson Cavani believes that Uruguay's upcoming World Cup encounter with Italy has the significance of a final.

Both sides meet in Natal next Tuesday knowing that defeat would spell the end of their tournament.

With both nations on three points, Italy need only a draw to join Costa Rica as Group D's representatives in the last 16 due to superior goal difference, prompting Cavani to claim that a "special performance" is needed to pip the Azzurri into the second round.

He told Il Mattino: "Now a huge game awaits us, certainly a difficult one against Italy. We must prepare it as best we can and put in a special performance.

"It is going to be like a final. Our fans have been fantastic so far in the tournament. They remind me of Napoli supporters."

Tuesday's encounter at the Arena das Dunas kicks off at 5pm.

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England's coach Roy Hodgson looks on during the Group D football match between Uruguay and England at the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014
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