Manchester United's contingent of players at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup was reduced from five to two on Saturday when England bowed out while Chile and Uruguay progressed.
The latter did so in style, beating Uzbekistan 4-0 with new Reds defender Guillermo Varela playing the full 90 minutes as goals from Gino Acevedo, Nicolas Lopez, Giorgian Dearrascaeta and Ruben Bentancourt booked a last-16 place for the South Americans.
Varela and his compatriots will take on Nigeria in the knock-out stages, while Chile - for whom United striker Angelo Henriquez was a second-half substitute on Saturday - have got a tough tie in prospect against Croatia.
The Chileans finished runners-up in their group after losing 2-1 to Iraq, with Henriquez among the first-choice players rested by coach Mario Salas until his entrance in the 58th minute. Moments later, Saif Salman scored the winner; the score at half-time had been 1-1 after Chile's Felipe Mora cancelled out Mahdi Kamil's opener.
England, meanwhile, were eliminated by losing 2-0 to Egypt, despite starting with all three United representatives - goalkeeper Sam Johnstone, defender Tom Thorpe and midfielder Larnell Cole - on the field.
It was a tale of missed opportunities for Peter Taylor's team, with Tottenham youngster Harry Kane spurning several chances before Trezeget and Hassan Ahmed grabbed late goals for the underdogs. The Egyptians