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Uruguay 4, South Africa 3

December 17, 1997

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) _ Vladimir Smicer scored three times as the Czech Republic routed the United Arab Emirates 6-1 Wednesday and advanced to the semifinals of the FIFA Confederations Cup.

Pavel Nedved scored twice for the Czechs (1-1-1), who play Brazil (3-0) in Friday’s semifinals. The Czechs got their first goal when Emirates defender Hasan Saeed accidentally put the ball in his own net in the 10th minute trying to clear a cross.

Adnan Al Talyani scored for the United Arab Emirates (1-2) in the 75th minute.

Uruguay (3-0), already assured of a semifinals berth against Australia (1-1-1), beat South Africa 4-3.

Dario Silva scored twice and Alvaro Recoba and Christian Callejas scored once each, with Callejas breaking a 3-3 game with a 30-yard goal in the final minute.

Lucas Radebe, Herman Mkhalele and Clinton Larsen scored for South Africa (0-1-1).

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