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.
“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, via Sky Sports.
“We’ll be as focused as in the first match and we’ll have the same respect to the rivals.”
The players sound confident and focused though.
“My dream of playing two World Cups is close to be true,” midfielder Egidio Arevalo Rios said. “Anyway, the group is convinced that the mission has not been accomplished yet so we are not relaxed at all. We cannot forget that, despite the wide score in Jordan, we had it difficult in the first 20 minutes.
“We’ll face this match with high seriousness. We cannot lose order, calmness and we should talk to each other constantly. We don’t want any ugly surprises.”
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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