Brazil vs Uruguay June 2009: probable starting line-up
Brazil take on Uruguay on Saturday knowing that they haven’t beaten the home side in 33 years in Montevideo.
The yellow and greens last win in the Uruguayan capital came in February 1976. The 2-1 victory included a goal from debut boy, Zico.
Since then, Brazil have failed to win in seven meetings in Montevideo.
However, Brazil did win the last meeting between the two 2-1 in São Paulo’s estádio Morumbi. But the word coming out of Dunga’s camp is that his team will be more than happy with a draw in the estádio Centenário.
Brazil start the day in second place with 21 points, three less than leaders Paraguay. The Saturday’s hosts are in 5th with 17 points.
The match is a 52,000 sell-out but the quality of the pitch in the Centenário is a matter of concern. Many of the players reported that the grass was very short and there were patches of bare earth dotted around the field.
Another problem facing Brazil is the number of first-teamers who are facing suspension. Júlio César, Daniel Alves, Gilberto Silva, Elano, Kaká, Luis Fabiano and Josué will miss the clash with Paraguay in Recife on June 10th if they get carded on Saturday.
Brazil are expected to line-up like this: Júlio César, Daniel Alves, Juan, Lúcio, Kleber, Gilberto Silva, Felipe Melo, Elano, Kaká, Robinho, Luís Fabiano
If you can’t see Brazil on TV where you live, you can watch the games here at Omnisport
See Brazil’s squad in full here