Brazil vs Uruguay Live Stream and Highlights
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Date: June 26, 2013;
Time: 8:00 PM BST;
Venue: Estádio Governador Magalhães Pinto (Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais).
South American rivals face off in the Conf Cup semi-final fight. The Selecao team continues their hunt for a 3 straight Confederations Cup title victory. The hosts Brazil are big favourites against Uruguay with 3 wins from last 3 games between them.
Brazil has 3 win from 3 games in this Conf Cup and are in very good form beating 3-0 Japan, 2-0 Mexico, and 2-4 last Euro finalist Italy. Neymar and Fred are in marvellous form and could create a goal with minimum efforts. New Barcelona forward Neymar is showing his high quality at home tournament. Head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari still believes in Zenit’s sticker Hulk, but he’s showing weak game so far. Chelsea’s youngster Oscar has been exceptional too and could become one of the leaders of this team. Brazil scored 9 goals in last 3 games and conceded only 2. Also, the Selecao team is unbeaten in their last 9 matches.
Uruguay goes into this game after two straight wins over Nigeria 1-2 and Tahiti 8-0. La Celeste have lost their first Conf Cup game to World and European Champions Spain 2-1. Uruguay has such striking talents as Luis Suarez, Edinson Cavani, Diego Forlan and Abel Hernandez. Their head coach Oscar Taberez could count on his strongest players in this game. Also, Uruguay have won 4 of their last 5 international games, scoring 11 and conceding 2 in their last 3. Their best forward Luis Suarez scored 36th goals for Uruguay.
Brazilian central defender David Luiz is could help his partners in last-four game against Uruguay as he has recovered from a bruised leg. Midfielder Paulinho should return to the starting line after missing the win over Italy due to an ankle injury. But Bernard is under doubt with a foot problem. Forward Hulk is expected in start ahead of Lucas Moura, in spite his poor game.
Uruguay captain Diego Lugano returns after one-match ban, but other def Andres Scotti is out after red card in the victory over Tahiti. Head coach Oscar Tabarez can count on Luis Suarez, Diego Forlan and Edinson Cavani. Abel Hernandez will start on the bench.
Brazil line-up: César, Alves, Silva, Luiz, Marcelo, Gustavo, Paulinho, Hulk, Oscar, Neymar, Fred.
Italy 2 – Brazil 4;
Brazil 2 – Mexico 0;
Brazil 3 – Japan 0.
Uruguay line-up: Muslera, Pereira, Lugano, Godín, Cáceres, González, Gargano, Pérez, Forlán, Suárez, Cavani.
Uruguay 8 – Tahiti 0;
Nigeria 1 – Uruguay 2;
Spain 2 – Uruguay 1.