Cavani's PK lifts Uruguay by Morocco

(AP Photo/Ahmed Belmekki)

AGADIR, Morocco (AP) Edinson Cavani scored from the penalty spot as Uruguay managed a scrappy 1-0 win over Morocco in a friendly on Saturday.

The hosts had the better chances but their profligacy was punished when Cavani sent the Morocco goalkeeper the wrong way after Diego Rolan was fouled in the area by Nabil Dirar.

Uruguay played without Luis Suarez, who is set to feature in a charity football match at his former Liverpool club on Sunday. Suarez will also be unavailable for the Copa America in June because of his suspension from competitive international games for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup.

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