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Uruguay downs Slovenia 2-0 in World Cup warm-up

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Uruguay downs Slovenia 2-0 in World Cup warm-up

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MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) -- Goals by Edinson Cavani and Christian Stuani lifted Uruguay past Slovenia 2-0 in a World Cup warm-up game Wednesday night.

With the exception of star Luis Suarez, who is recovering from knee surgery, Uruguay was at full strength for the match. Uruguay hopes to at least repeat its performance at the World Cup four years ago, when it made the semifinals before losing to the Netherlands.

Cavani opened the scoring in the 36th minute with a strong header off a perfect pass from playmaker Diego Forlan.

Forty minutes later, Stuani clinched the win after Cavani set him up for an easy shot into an unguarded net.

Uruguay opens its World Cup play against Costa Rica on June 14. Slovenia didn't qualify.

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