Brazil x Uruguay: probable starting line-ups Confederations Cup semi-final 26 June 2013

June 25, 2013 at 21:02 Leave a comment

Tottenham target Paulinho is back for Brazil

Tottenham target Paulinho is back for Brazil

Brazil take on Uruguay on Wednesday for a place in the final of the Confederations Cup. Luiz Felipe Scolari’s men go in to the match with a 100% record after seeing off Japan (3-0), Mexico 2-0) and Italy (4-2) in the Group phase. Felipão is expected to make one change from the Italy match with Paulinho returning from injury as Hernanes drops to the bench.
Uruguay finished second in Group B after losing to Spain (2-1), and beating Nigeria (2-1) and Tahiti (8-0).
If the score is level after 90 minutes, Wednesday’s semi-final will have 30 minutes of extra time followed by penalties if necessary.
The last time Brazil played in the Mineirão they drew 2-2 in a friendly against Chile in May. Scolari’s men were struggling to find any form and the fans in Belo Horizonte booed Brazil, and oléd Chile. With the seleção going into the game on the back of four straight wins, and with the recent demonstrations across the country galvanizing many Brazilians, the atmosphere for Wednesday’s match should be a little different.
See the Brazil squad in full here
Date: 26 June 2013
Kick-off: 16:00 Brasília 20:00 London
Venue: estádio Mineirão, Belo Horizonte, Brazil – capacity: 57,483
Brazil (probable): Julio Cesar, Daniel Alves, Thiago Silva, David Luiz, Marcelo, Luiz Gustavo, Paulinho, Oscar, Hulk, Neymar, Fred
Coach: Luiz Felipe Scolari
Uruguay (possible): Fernando Muslera, Maximiliano Pereira, Diego Lugano, Diego Godín, Martín Cáceres, Diego Pérez, Arévalo Ríos, González; Diego Forlán, Luis Suárez, Cavani
Coach: Oscar Tabárez
Officials:  Enrique Osses, Carlos Atroza, Sergio Román (All Chile)

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