Colombia vs. Uruguay:- We are just into the knockout stages of the ongoing 2014 FIFA World Cup where every team will be fighting to secure a place in the quarter finals stage of the tournament. Colombia will play against Uruguay in the 50th match of the summer tournament on 28th June.
The match will be played at Estadio do Maracana, a stadium located in Rio de Janeiro city, Brazil. GMT -3 will be the official Brazilian time this match will be kicking off. Colombia is the team that qualified for this level as the best team in group C after winning all its matches.
Uruguay on the other hand had its own challenges but they managed to make it past the group stages. They finished in the second place of their group, “The Group of Death”. The match will be tough as the two teams are all the favorite teams at the tournament.
Out of the 6 South American teams that qualified for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, 5 of them have managed to go beyond the group stages and Colombia is among them. The team so far is the one doing well from the region.
Its start of the tournament seemed to lack direction that is when they faced Greece in their opener, however, the team proved to know the kind of match they were playing as they managed to score three times without their opponents netting any single goal.
In their second match against the African team, Ivory Coast, Colombia too did not disappoint. They secured a 2-1 win gunning a total of 6 points. Colombia had already qualified for the next level but performed even better by hammering Japan 4 goals against 1.
The team has its morale boosted and will continue with its impressive against Uruguay. The team is too tough and competitive.
Uruguay had lots of expectations when they began their world cup tournament. There were a lot of expectations too from the fans and supporters a thing Uruguay has failed to prove. They lost 1-3 to Costa Rica in their opener and this was totally unexpected.
The team had its expectations of making it past the group stages buy securing victory against England, one of the favorite teams in the world. In their next and final match against Italy, Uruguay had no option but to secure victory or else face eliminations.
Lucky enough, all worked in favor of the team which won 1-0 against the Italians. The team has a number of quality players who it will depend on for a win in this match and eventually secure a place in the quarter finals of the tournament.
Colombia in 2014 World Cup:- Colombia 3-0 Greece, Colombia 2-1 Ivory Coast, and Colombia 4-1 Japan. With 9 points, Colombia became the Group C winner.
Uruguay in 2014 World Cup:- Uruguay 1-3 Costa Rica, Uruguay 2-1 England, and Uruguay 1-0 Italy. With 6 points, Uruguay became the Group D runner-up.
BEST PLAYERS OF THE MATCH:
Jackson Martinez and James Rodriguez are the two key players of Colombia in this match. The duo superstars have so far played very well in the previous three matches of the tournament and will be used as the greatest weapon of destruction when they play Uruguay. They will work in partnership with other players to make this happen.
Uruguay will have it attention directed to none other than Luis Suarez who is currently one of the best players in the world. He is known for scoring in almost every match he plays. He will combine his skills with Edinson Cavani to make sure that they clinch the three points and make it to the quarter finals.
But bad luck for Suarez fans, as Suarez has been banned for 9 matches(including world cup) and by FIFA. So Uruguay will have to depend mostly on the performance of Cavani and Forlan.
HEAD TO HEAD:
38 is the total number of times the two teams, Colombia and Uruguay, have faced each other over the past years. 18 out of the 38 matches were won by Uruguay, Colombia winning 11 and the remaining 9 ended in a draw.
54 out of the total 97 goals were scored by Uruguay as Colombia comes in second with 43 goals. This will be the 39th time the teams will be playing against each other.
- Last five matches of Uruguay:- W W L W W
- Last five matches of Colombia:- W W W W D
Both Uruguay and Colombia have been playing with the same formation of 4-4-2. As this is a knock out round, so a chance may appear in formation for both teams to qualify them for the quarter final of the 2014 fifa world cup.
Possible Lineups of Uruguay:- Muslera, Pereira, Lugano, Godin, Caceres, Stuani, Arevalo, Gargano, Rodriguez, Forlan, and Cavani.
Possible Lineups of Colombia:- Ospina, Arias, Valdez, Balanta, Armero, Cuadrado, Mejia, Guarin, Quintero, Martinez, and Ramos.
Colombia have nothing to stop their impressive performance. Their fighting spirit will continue in this match too. They will definitely score a number of goals against Uruguay.
Uruguay will try their best but they will be too weak for the Colombians. At the 90th minute, the score line will be 3-1 in favor of Colombia.
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Match Result:- Colombia 2-0 Uruguay. James Rodriguez scored two goals, one at 28′ and another one at 50′. Colombia advanced to the Quarter Final and will play against Brazil on 4th July 2014.