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World Cup Uruguay Preview, Predictions, Players and Stats

Uruguay Preview, Predictions, Players and Stats

Uruguay finished second on the CONMEBOL standing in their qualification campaign for World Cup 2018 and Brazil are the only team who had better performance. Tabarez need balanced and creative midfield and we expect from Uruguay to play attractive football, but well organised. They have big names in attack and for sure if would play disciplined then can do a lot. Here's everything you need to know about the team:

Uruguay are highly motivated to make something big on the World Cup 2018 and anything short of the quarterfinals will probably feel like a failure. They would likely have to face Portugal or Spain in the Round of 16 and they will have a good chance to reach quarter-finals. Edison Cavani is top goalscorer of the South American qualifiers with 10 goals and he will be key player for Uruguay on this tournament. Of course, there are Luis Suarez and Diego Godin and several talented young players. Uruguay like to play aggressive football in attack and they have played with over 2.5 goals scored in 9 of the last 11 World Cup games.

FIFA Ranking: 17

Uruguay World Cup 2018

Uruguay Coach

OSCAR WASHINGTON TABAREZ - El Maestro

Uruguay Players

It is provisional squad and will be reduced to 23 players for the World Cup.

GOALKEPERS:
Fernando Muslera (Galatasaray), Martin Silva (Vasco da Gama), Martin Campana (Independiente)

DEFENDERS:
Diego Godin (Atletico Madrid), Sebastian Coates (Sporting CP), Jose Maria Gimenez (Atletico Madrid), Maximiliano Pereira (Porto), Gaston Silva (Independiente), Martin Caceres (Lazio), Guillermo Varela (Penarol)

MIDFIELDERS:
Nahitan Nandez (Boca Juniors), Lucas Torreira (Sampdoria), Matias Vecino (Inter Milan), Federico Valverde (Real Madrid), Rodrigo Bentancur (Juventus), Carlos Sanchez (Monterrey), Giorgian De Arrascaeta (Cruzeiro), Diego Laxalt (Genoa), Cristian Rodriguez (Penarol), Jonathan Urretaviscaya (Monterrey), Nicolas Lodeiro (Seattle Sounders), Gaston Ramirez (Sampdoria)

FORWARDS:
Cristhian Stuani (Girona), Maximiliano Gomez (Celta Vigo), Edinson Cavani (PSG), Luis Suarez (Barcelona)

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Uruguay Stats

Stats are based on the last 10 games (including friendly matches)

URUGUAY
FORM(WON-DRAW-LOSS)5-3-2
GOALS SCORED13
SHOTS ON TARGET47
SHOTS OFF TARGET45
GOALS CONCEDED8
TOTAL GOALS21
OVER 1.5 GOALS6
OVER 2.5 GOALS5
OVER 3.5 GOALS1
UNDER 1.5 GOALS4
UNDER 2.5 GOALS5
BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE3
CLEAN SHEETS6
CORNERS39
FOULS115
YELLOWS7
REDS0
OFFSIDES17

Uruguay World Cup History

World Cup appearances: 12
Semifinals: 5
Best finish: Champions 1930, Champions 1950
Last World Cup: Round of 16 on World Cup 2014

Uruguay World Cup 2018 Matches

June 15 - Uruguay vs. Egypt
June 20 - Uruguay vs. Saudi Arabia
June 25 - Uruguay vs. Russia

Uruguay Prediction and Expectations on World Cup 2018

They are favourites for the top spot in the Group A and we expect from them to collect all nine points. They will play against Russia on Matchday 3 and maybe they will calculate on that match, all depends on the situation in Group B. But for sure they have quality to reach semi-finals and all players are highly motivated for the World Cup 2018.

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