In the first leg of this World Cup playoff, Uruguay won 5-0 in Jordan. That basically locked them into the playoff spot barring a miracle happening. Jordan would need to win 5-0 to force extra time even. That could have the Uruguayan players not giving their best efforts on Wednesday, and could leave them vulnerable.
“This is a serious match, not a training session,” Uruguay head coach Oscar Tabarez said, via Sky Sports.
“The score difference makes this match a little bit strange. We are sure of what we want, what the stadium will be like and what supporters want from us. When there is no need, there is no motivation, but as soon as we get closer to the environment, we’ll settle down and I hope we can play a good game.”
The players sound confident and focused though.
“We are one step from the qualification and we begin to think in something we did not in the beginning – playing the World Cup in Brazil,” Paris St Germain forward Edinson Cavani said.
“We’ll be as focused as in the first match and we’ll have the same respect to the rivals.”
Date: November 20
Start Time: 6:00 p.m. ET
Location: Montevideo, Uruguay
Stadium: Estadio Centenario
TV Info: beIN Sport USA, beIN Sport en Español
Radio: ESPN Deportes Radio
Live Stream: beIN Sport Play
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