Uruguay will look to earn their first win of the 2021 Copa America when facing Chile on Monday in Cuiaba.
La Celeste fell 1-0 against Argentina on Friday in their tournament opener, while Chile have collected four points from their two matches. Should they earn a victory against Uruguay, Chile will seal their place in the quarter-finals.
Uruguay’s defeat against Argentina marked their fourth consecutive game without a win in all competitions. Despite standing strong against Argentina and securing a point, Chile’s recent performances remain widely inconsistent.
Here’s everything you need to know about the match…
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When is kick off? Monday 21 June, 5pm (ET)
Where is the match being played? Arena Pantanal, Cuiabá
What TV channel is it on? Fox Sports 1, Univision
What live stream is it on? TUDN app, Univision NOW, Fox Sports app
Alexis Sanchez will be the only player missing for Chile’s match against Uruguay at Copa America 2021. Charles Aranguiz and Arturo Vidal will likely feature in the midfield after performing well in their previous two tournament matches. In the back, Gary Medel and Guillermo Maripan have both impressed and will be expected to maintain their level ahead of rivals Uruguay.
Blackburn Rovers forward Ben Brereton Diaz is the player to watch after making his international debut in the match against Argentina and scoring in the 10th minute against Bolivia.
Uruguay manager Oscar Tabarez has a fully fit squad to choose from for the match against Chile. The Uruguayan line should consist of Manchester United forward Edison Cavani and Atletico Madrid star Luis Suárez. Though the two failed to stand out against Argentina, they will be looking for revenge against Chile. Nicolas de la Cruz and Facundo Torres will look to support the two forwards by keeping the back secure.
Chile: Bravo; Isla, Medel, Maripan, Mena; Pulgar, Vidal, Aranguiz; Brereton Diaz, Meneses, Vargas
Uruguay: Muslera; Vina, Gimenez, Godin, Gonzalez; Torreira, Valverde, Bentancur, De La Cruz; Cavani, Suarez
Uruguay dominates in the historical record against Chile, having won 46 out of a total 82 games played between the two teams. La Roja has recorded only 19 victories against Uruguay, but currently hold a stronger record outside of their history.
The two have not drawn in their last eight matches, with Uruguay winning five and Chile three. Their last match took place in October 2020, where Uruguay won 2-1 with an opening goal from Luis Suarez.
Despite their historical record, Uruguay has been struggling to dominate matches recently. Their attack might contain Cavani and Suarez, but the two have failed to score in any definitive way in Uruguay’s last five matches. While Chile’s Copa America run is successful at the moment, the team historically freezes against rivals Uruguay.