That silenced a vociferous home crowd which had been in party mode after Russia's opening two victories and were not expecting their final group contest to be effectively ended in the 36th minute when Igor Smolnikov was sent off.
A clever free kick from Luis Suarez in the 10th minute opened proceedings before Denis Cheryshev deflected Diego Laxalt's long shot into his own net in the 23rd minute.
Godin was denied a goal to cap a fine individual performance when Akinfeev somehow kept out his 90th-minute bullet header, but Cavani was on hand to stab home the rebound and seal the win. Coach Oscar Tabarez is expected to make changes in midfield and could even alter their tactical system, due to the inclusion of Lucas Torreira.
"It is not an accident that we have two wins under our belt", Cherchesov said.
England fans are finally showing more interest in going to Russian Federation to roar their team on now that it's winning at the World Cup.
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