The team led by Maestro Tabárez must be measured on Tuesday against Brazil in Montevideo
November 15, 2020 Share on FacebookShare Share on TwitterTweet Share on WhatsAppShare
Uruguay comes from thrashing Colombia (Reuters)
Defender Matías Viña tested positive for COVID-19 in the tests that were carried out on the players of the Uruguay team after their return from Colombia and will be out for the match that Celeste will play against Brazil on Tuesday, on the fourth day of the South American Qualifiers for the World Cup 2022 Qatar.
This was reported this Sunday by the Uruguayan Soccer Association (AUF) in a statement in which it indicates that the Palmeiras side is “in good health” and is isolated from the rest of his teammates. The text also highlights that the other tests were negative, so that “the other members of the senior team continue training normally for the next official match on Tuesday against Brazil.”
This Sunday, around 9:30 a.m. local time (12:30 GMT), the players directed by Maestro Tabárez began to work on the grass of the Celeste complex, located on the outskirts of Montevideo, where they have been concentrated since they returned from Barranquilla. It was the only training session of the day, since in the afternoon the members of the squad had no activity.
Matías Viña was isolated (Instagram: @ matiasv17)
In principle, everything indicated that the Uruguayan coach was going to repeat against Brazil the eleven that he lined up against Colombia. However, Viña's loss forces him to make a change in the defensive line, in which Da mián Suárez and Agustín Oliveros could be starters.
Brazil also trained over the weekend before leaving this Monday from São Paulo to Montevideo. Unlike Tabárez , the coach of Verdeamarelha, Adenor Leonardo Bacchi, Tite , has his entire squad at his disposal, although he has not yet given clues as to who the eleven starters will be.
On Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. local time (23:00 GMT), both teams will meet at the Centenario Stadium, where the Brazilians have not lost since July 2001 and where they will try to continue their perfect step in the qualifiers. So far, those led by Tite have won the three matches they played and are the solo leaders of the table. For its part, Uruguay adds two victories and one defeat, and is in fourth position in the standings behind its next rival, Argentina and Ecuador .
With information from EFE