- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 16, 2010

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Diego Forlan scored two goals, helping Uruguay to a 3-0 victory over South Africa on Wednesday that pushed the host team closer to being the first to go out in the opening round of a World Cup.

Forlan scored on a deflected 25-yard shot in the 24th minute and converted a penalty kick in the 80th to give Uruguay its first World Cup victory since a group game at the 1990 competition.

Alvaro Pereira added the third score in injury time.

Uruguay has four points from two games in Group A, while South Africa has one and needs to beat France on Tuesday to have any chance to stay in the competition.

South Africa goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune was sent off for giving away the penalty.

 

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