Brazil vs Uruguay June 2009: probable starting line-up

June 5, 2009 at 20:36 3 comments

Will their be more handbagging in Montevideo on Saturday?

Will their be more handbagging in Montevideo on Saturday?

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

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  • 1. Top Posts « WordPress.com  |  June 6, 2009 at 21:44

    […] 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 […] […]

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  • 2. dxb kola  |  June 7, 2009 at 08:44

    Zico scored in that last victory in Montevideo?
    Thanks, that was a very cool factoid!

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  • 3. Football Transfer Talk  |  June 7, 2009 at 09:54

    c’mon Brazil you can do it.

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The man who came up with: Messi carrying Argentina. Neymar carrying Brazil. British Airways carrying England. My name is Jon Cotterill. I am an English football commentator for TV Globo in São Paulo, Brazil. Currently we're broadcasting two live Campeonato Brasileiro or Campeonato Paulista games per week plus our magazine show, Footbrazil to 180 countries. + Eu trabalho como narrador na TV Globo em São Paulo, Brasil. Atualmente, nos transmitimos dois jogos ao vivo do Campeonato Brasileiro ou Campeonato Paulista por semana e nosso programa de futebol semanal, Footbrazil.

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