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Edinson Cavani nets winner for Uruguay vs. Wales to win China Cup

Edinson Cavani celebrates what proved to be winning goal. VCG/VCG via Getty Images

Uruguay beat Wales 1-0 to win the China Cup final in Nanning.

Edinson Cavani, winning his 100th cap, scored the 49th-minute winner from close range.

Wales were unchanged as Ryan Giggs kept faith with the side which thrashed China 6-0 in their semifinal, meaning Gareth Bale won his 70th cap and skipper Ashley Williams his 78th.

Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani made his 100th appearance for Uruguay and Barcelona's former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez his 97th.

Luis Suarez twice went close to opening the scoring for Uruguay, striking the post on both occasions.

Andy King tested Fernando Muslera twice, while Gareth Bale brought a fine save from the Uruguay goalkeeper right at the end of an entertaining first period.

Cavani scored the winner four minutes into the second half with a simple tap-in from Cristian Rodriguez's cross.