Last Updated: 02/08/12 7:54am
Great Britain's men's football team qualify for the quarter-finals of the Olympic football tournament after Sturridge's goal defeats Uruguay. Pearce's men progress to the knockout stages, where they will face South Korea on Saturday, as winners of Group A.
Goalscorer Sturridge goes off and is replaced by Craig Dawson. Uruguay have a free-kick within shooting distance.
Lovely strike from 20 yards from Gaston Ramirez rattles the frame of the GB goal. A very late scare for Pearce.
Two minutes of four additional minutes have now been played. GB are going into the quarter-finals if something remarkable does not happen.
Referee Nishimura diffuses the situation. Uruguay take the corner and Rose heads clear. Uruguay attempt to return the ball into the box. But Butland claims and is fouled. Excellent goalkeeping.
Richards has words with Cavani and there is a mass confrontation in the GB penalty area. Coates does not look happy.
Corner to Uruguay after a bit of a scramble to deny Suarez and Cavani. GB thought Cavani was offside.
Uruguay make a hash of the free-kick. Sturridge breaks forward and Campana saves well to tip a curling effort around the far post.
Allen is fortunate not to be shown a yellow card when pulling down the counter-attacking Egidio Arevalo.
Ramsey takes the free-kick. It is terrible. He fires the cross over the penalty area and out of play on the far side.
Ramon Arias is booked for a nasty challenge on Ramsey on the left-side of GB's attack. Substitute Nicolas Lodeiro is then also shown a yellow card for showing dissent by punching the ball into the ground.
Richards again wins the header in front of Coates to clear the free-kick. It has been a good battle between those two at opposing set-pieces.
Cleverley is astounded that he is adjudged to have fouled Suarez wide on the right. Replays show the Manchester United midfielder did kick the striker in the shins.
Bellamy is still chirping away having now sat down on the bench. Cavani was not happy that Bellamy was putting the captain's armband onto Richards' arm.
Here comes the change. Bellamy is going off and gets a standing ovation in Wales. He gives the captain's armband to Richards. Uruguay are not happy that Bellamy is taking his time when making his way off the pitch. Cavani and Bellamy are involved in a feisty exchange of words.
Wales captain Ramsey has not had the best of games. After a good passage of passing, he is caught in possession.
Gaston Ramirez does not beat the second man with the free-kick. But GB do not properly clear. An eventual cross is head down by Gaston Ramirez inside the six-yard bx. Suarez slips over but then intentionally hand balls. He is booked.
GB are losing control in the centre of midfield. Cleverley, Ramsey and Allen have struggled to make an impact over the last 10 minutes. Allen gives away a free-kick around 40 yards from goal.
Suarez is trying to do things by himself. He bustles into the box and then slices a shot well wide from a fairly ambitious angle.
Not too sure what Gaston Ramirez was thinking off. Was that a cross or a shot? Either way, his half-volley from wide on the left is well over the head of Cavani and Suarez.
Suarez aims to spin Caulker inside the GB penalty area. But the Uruguay captain used his hand to control the ball. Referee Nishimura spots the offence.
Cavani cuts inside Taylor and pulls back his boot to shot. Bellamy, tracking back, just gets in a challenge to take the sting out of the shot.
Suarez and Cavani are just showing signs of rediscovering the partnership they have for Uruguay's national team.
Taylor is another who has had a good game. Advanced from right-back he cuts in on his left foot and from the corner of the penalty area he curls just wide of the far post.
It is clear to see GB are a new team when they are defending. They are all over the place at times. Richards is out of position and Suarez forces another fine save from Butland when shooting across the goalkeeper. Cavani follows up but can only find the side-netting.
Ryan Bertrand is down after an awkward fall when challenging for a header with Cavani. The phyiso is on to treat the Chelsea player.
The corner is short before Ramsey eventually crosses. Under pressure from Coates in their ongoing battle at set-pieces, Richards cannot meet the ball at the back post.
Bellamy wins yet another corner. He has been superb wide on the right and is giving Alexis Rolin a very tough night.
GB are playing this second half with a good attitude. They are not taking any risk and are looking to pass the ball in midfield, keeping possession and tiring a chasing Uruguay. But GB are also looking to attack when they can. Sitting back would be risky.
Sturridge gets clear down the right but his shot is saved by Campana. The ball goes out of play and Uruguay decide to make a change.
Another corner to GB. Ramsey fizzes it in with a head-height trajectory. Richards is always stretching for the ball and heads over the crossbar when leaning back.
GB are trying to make Uruguay chase the ball. I have been impressed by the midfield combinations of Allen and Cleverley.
Brilliant save from Butland to deny Suarez. The striker does have a habit of missing chances. He eased Steven Caulker off the ball before beating Richards with a drop of the shoulder. But on the edge of the six-yard box, Butland spreads himself to block the effort with a double save.
Uruguay do look a bit of a rabble and a team who want to go home. They are not really making much of a fight of this.
A nice stepover from Sinclair almost lets him break clear in the penalty area before he is shut out.
Uruguay boss Tebarez has clearly had a word with Cavani during half-time. Cavani did next to nothing in the first half but he is now chasing the ball all over the field.
Coates is booked for clobbering his Liverpool team-mate Bellamy. The GB captain for the day has taken some whacks throughout this tournament and that was no different. It was clumsy and late from Coates.
Richards has totally dominated Suarez in the air. Utterly predictable. Not sure why Uruguay are persisting with long balls down the field towards their captain.
GB break from the Uruguay throw-in. Another Bellamy cross goes into the box. Sinclair heads it back across the face of goal to Sturridge. The offside flag is up early but Sturridge still somehow manages to hit the post when stood next to it.
A skidding back-pass from Richards gives Butland all sorts of problems. The goalkeeper slices the ball away for a throw-in.
Elsewhere, UAE are surprisingly beating Senegal. As it stands, GB are going through as group winners and would face South Korea in the quarter-finals back at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday.
A forgettable half but the home side at least have Sturridge's goal to cheer. As it stands, they are going through to meet Korea in the knockout stages.
GB take the lead on the stroke of half-time and are now within touching distance of the knockout stages. Allen does brilliantly to beat a couple of Uruguayan defenders and roll the ball to the back post. Sturridge taps in from inside the six-yard box. Uruguay want an offside flag. But replays show Sturridge is onside.
Sturridge holds off two defenders to then release a curling effort from 20 yards. It is well wide in the end.
Bellamy wins another free-kick wide on the right. I have lost count of how many times he has managed to draw a foul. Ramsey loops the set-piece into the box. Cavani heads it away from danger.
There is a bit of a coming together in the GB half involving Gaston Ramirez. He has already been booked. The crowd are chanting 'off, off, off'. The referee is not interested.
The resulting corner finds Ramsey on the edge of the box. But he is off-balance and slices his effort wide while falling over.
Diego Rodriguez took a whack to the face when defending that cross from Bellamy. He has blood on his shirt and is going to have to go off for treatment.
Booking for Gaston Ramirez after sending Bellamy to the deck. GB's captain was quite clever in moving the ball just before the Uruguayan arrived for the tackle.
Uruguay are enjoying the best passage of the game. Taylor, though, again defends well. He has had an excellent half so far.
From the corner, Coates, again, wins the header. His goal-bound effort smacks into Allen. Uruguay want a penalty. But replays show the ball hit the chest of Allen.
More ironic cheers from the crowd as Suarez attempts to play a ball to Cavani but over-hits it to give GB a throw-in.
I spoke too soon about Campana. Ramsey curls the free-kick into the box. Richards attacks the ball but Campana bravely punches clear.
Richards is back on his feet and back on the field. He seems to be okay as he makes his way forward for a GB free-kick.
Richards is receiving treatment after an excellent saving tackle blocked a Suarez shot inside the penalty area. The ball rolled through to Butland.
Ramon Arias leaves Bellamy in a heap. He knew what he was doing when committing the foul. GB take the free-kick short and then Taylor drags a left-foot effort wide of the base of the post from 25 yards.
A pass from Bellamy gives Ramsey the chance to cross from the right byline. He drives the ball low across the face of the six-yard box. No GB player can get a foot on the delivery.
Gaston Ramirez is given room to attack the GB defence in a four-on-four situation. He has been linked with several Premier League clubs but they will not have been impressed as he blazes and effort well over the bar from 25 yards.
Cleverley is getting through a lot of running in midfield. He is breaking forward at every opportunity after laying the ball off. Good to see an attacking attitude. GB seem like a side who only want the draw they need.
Richards, as an overage player, is clearly the leader of the GB defence. But sometimes he is switching off and not communicating with his team-mates.
From the free-kick, GB's marking is questionable and Coates wins the header. Fortunately for GB, he nods well over the crossbar.
Taylor goes in the book for a sliding tackle on Tabare Viudez. The Uruguay player was slightly theatrical but it was a foul - 45 yards from goal and wide on the left.
GB are back on the attack. Cleverley plays a give-and-go with Ramsey around 35 yards from the Uruguay goal. But Ramsey fails to return the pass. Cleverley looks to the skies and screams. He was frustrated.
There is a very slow pace to the game. It is being played at the speed of an international friendly. There has yet to be a test for either goalkeeper.
Bellamy is captain for the night in the absence of Giggs. He has had an excellent tournament so far in the Olympics.
Richards looks slightly anxious as he lets a ball roll back to Jack Butland. Richards almost misread the pace. Concentration, or the lack of it, is an issue for the Manchester City defender.
Uruguay boss Oscar Tabarez is out on the edge of his technical area and barking orders at his players.
Ramsey's second corner causes problems. It is again towards Richards, and Sturridge can almost pounce on the knockdown after the ball deflects off Coates. Uruguay scramble it clear.
Ramsey's set-piece is to the back post. Richards attacks the ball. But Coates heads away for another corner. Good defending at the back post.
Nice interchange between Bellamy and Sturridge gives the latter room to shoot. But the Liverpool man's shot is weak and Campana comfortably saves after one bounce.
Excellent defending from Neil Taylor to prevent Tabare Viudez from getting on the end of a Matias Aguirregaray cross from the left at the near post
Do get the impression with Sturridge that he is still not fit. It is hard to imagine he would have been selected if this was a Premier League game. He is easily eased off the ball by Alexis Rolin.
Uruguay goalkeeper Martin Campana hoofs a long kick down field towards Luis Suarez, who is being booed. But it is an easy header for Micah Richards to defend.
A deep cross to the back post finds Sinclair. But he makes a mess of his header and it goes backwards. He seemed to take his eye off the ball.
There is a lot of space for midfielder runners from GB. Cleverley, Ramsey and Allen are all getting the chance to break forward. But they need to be wary of any counter-attack.
Allen receives a round of applause from the fans in Wales as the Swansea midfielder controls the ball on his chest close to the halfway line before spreading possession out wide to the left.
GB are dominating the early possession. Uruguay are happy to let their hosts have the ball in their own half.
Poor play from Ryan Bertrand as he overlaps Scott Sinclair down the left but then fails to control the ball and gives Uruguay a throw-in.
There are quite a few players already slipping on the turf. There has been some rain in Wales and the pitch is not perfect.
A panicky clearance from Liverpool's Sebastian Coates gives the British fans an early chance for ironic jeers as the ball loops out for a GB throw-in. The centre-back always looks a bag of nerves.
For those who are interested in these sort of things. Ramsey, Allen and Bellamy did not sing the National Anthem.
Team GB manager Stuart Pearce has restored Daniel Sturridge to his starting line-up today after dropping the Chelsea forward to the bench for the win over the UAE. It will be interesting to see if he is fit. He has understandably looked off the pace and did not appear fully recovered from the viral meningitis he had been suffering from.
Uruguay: Campana, Arias, Coates, Rolin, Ramirez, Aguirregaray, Rodriguez, Viudez, Arevalo Rios, Suarez (c), Cavani. Subs: Gelpi, Polenta, Albin, Calzada, Hernandez, Urreta, Lodeiro.
Great Britain: Butland, Richards, Taylor, Caulker, Bertrand, Cleverley, Allen, Ramsey, Sinclair, Bellamy (c), Sturridge. Subs: Steele, Rose, Dawson, Giggs, Tomkins, Cork, Sordell.
Welshman Ryan Giggs is not starting in Cardiff. He is on the bench. The Manchester United man had a tight hamstring in the build-up to the match. Full team news to follow.
A draw will be enough for Stuart Pearce's team to qualify for the quarter-finals. Will they do it? You can get in touch throughout the night with your predictions, thoughts and opinions at firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter @SkySportsPeteF.