This is the final World Cup qualifying match and Uruguay is guaranteed nothing more than a shot at the World Cup in Brazil in 2014. They are currently sitting in fifth place, and if they stayed there they’d play an Asian nation in a play-off for a World Cup berth.
Unfortunately, even if they won they’d simply tie Chile or Ecuador, provided one of them lose their game. With both teams simply needing a draw to get in, that could force Uruguay to a playoff. If one of the wins, Uruguay would prefer it be Ecuador by a couple of goals to help out with the differential.
Unfortunately for Uruguay again, they’re playing Argentina. Not an easy team to beat. They have their World Cup berth and spot atop the table all locked up so they could trot out some less established players to get experience, and Uruguay could get a shot.
Date: October 15
Start Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Location: Montevideo, Uruguay
Stadium Info: Centenario Stadium
TV Info: beIN Sport
Radio Info: Sirius XM FC
Live Stream: beIN Sport Play
CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifying Table:
The top 4 teams qualify for the World Cup. The fifth team has a play-off with a nation from Asia for a World Cup berth.
KEY: POS: Position, P: Games Played, W: Wins, D: Draws, L: Losses, F: Goals Scored, A: Goals Allowed, GD: Goal Difference, Pts: Points