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Cavani and Stuani score, Uruguay beats Slovenia 2-0 in World Cup warm-up

  • Uruguay's Cristhian Stuani, left, kicks to score a goal over Slovenia’s Samir Handanovic during a friendly soccer match in Montevideo, Uruguay, Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)

    Uruguay's Cristhian Stuani, left, kicks to score a goal over Slovenia’s Samir Handanovic during a friendly soccer match in Montevideo, Uruguay, Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)  (The Associated Press)

  • Uruguay's Cristhian Stuani, center, fights for the ball with Slovenia’s Jasmin Kurtic, left and  Slovenia’s Bostjan Cesar, during a friendly soccer match in Montevideo, Uruguay, Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)

    Uruguay's Cristhian Stuani, center, fights for the ball with Slovenia’s Jasmin Kurtic, left and Slovenia’s Bostjan Cesar, during a friendly soccer match in Montevideo, Uruguay, Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)  (The Associated Press)

  • Uruguay's Edinson Cavani gestures during a friendly soccer match against Slovenia in Montevideo, Uruguay, Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)

    Uruguay's Edinson Cavani gestures during a friendly soccer match against Slovenia in Montevideo, Uruguay, Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)  (The Associated Press)

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.