Sunday June 23, 2013 Kick off: 20:00 1st Round: Group B Arena Pernambuco
Uruguay are without captain Diego Lugano after he was booked in the country’s first two games against Spain and Nigeria, with Liverpool’s Sebastian Coates set to replace him. A win will likely take Uruguay through with Nigeria, level on points, playing Spain, so Oscar Tabarez could rest some key players ahead of the semi-finals – with Edinson Cavani a prime contender given he is on a booking.
Tahiti are at full strength but in all truth the minnows are powerless to prevent another heavy defeat having lost 6-1 to Nigeria and 10-0 to Spain already in the tournament.
Oscar Tabarez (Uruguay): “No match is won before playing but the more likely scenario is that. We will be called spoilsports but we’ll take that as a compliment.”
Eddy Etaeta (Tahiti): “I was pleasantly surprised to see that, although we conceded goal after goal, they continued to support us. Though we lost, we have won the heart of Brazil and I just want to thank the Brazilian public.”