Uruguay vs Brazil Soccer
Uruguay vs Brazil Soccer Live Stream Only the first four teams in the qualifiers secure a place in Russia. The 5th will play for last place with a team from Oceania. Brazil currently sits atop the standings, with 27 points. Brazilian Coach Tite predicts that 28 points should be enough to secure a qualification. So, by his projections, his team only needs a tie against Uruguay. The two top teams in CONMEBOL 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying will go head-to-head on Thursday, as Brazil attempt to increase their lead in the standings when they meet Uruguay.
The hosts chase Brazil by four points and are expected to cruise to the final tournament, but following the defeat against Chile and with Argentina charging up the standings, Uruguay need a positive result.
Here’s everything you need to know about Thursday’s match.
Date: Thursday, March 23
Time: 11 p.m. GMT/6 p.m. ET
Venue: Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Up front, the duo of Neymar and Roberto Firmino will be the main danger men, while Philippe Coutinho will likely slot in behind the duo. The Liverpool star is struggling for form but often turns the corner on international duty.
Back in August, Brazil was in sixth place in the South American World Cup Qualifiers – not good enough to qualify. The team played poorly and lacked discipline. Experts were already projecting the first World Cup to not feature Brazil. But after Tite took over, the national team did nothing but win – and could virtually guarantee is World Cup qualification on Thursday.
Uruguay will be delighted with the form Edinson Cavani has mantained throughout the season. The Paris Saint-Germain striker has blossomed since the departure of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and his subsequent move away from the wing.
Three points in CONMEBOL qualifying with both teams sitting pretty. Brazil is in first with 27 points and Uruguay second with 23. A win here wouldn’t cement the team’s spot in the next World Cup, but let’s just say the winner of this one can start making plans for Russia 2018.