Brazil and Uruguay are very familiar with each other. How they match up in the semi-final of the Confederations Cup.
Confederations Cup semi-finals: Brazil v Uruguay match-up
Key battle – Fred v Diego Lugano
Centre-forward Fred is far from Brazil's most exciting player but the job he has done in this tournament has been very effective. He rarely moves from his central position, but the rest of Brazil's attackers use him to hold the ball up and lay it off. He is strong, too, and will enjoy the physical challenge of facing the experienced Lugano, who loves a grapple.
Uruguay can be an attacking side when they so desire, but if you were to pick any team in world football to grind out a result against a better team, they would be near the top of the list. Brazil go into the tie as favourites, they have the attacking flair to break down Uruguay - just look at Neymar - but their home fans have proven to be fickle. The longer Uruguay frustrate Brazil, the more the pressure will mount.
Uruguay last beat Brazil in 2001, with the Selecao winning four of the six meetings since.
Brazil (4-2-3-1) Cesar; Alves, Silva, Luiz, Marcelo; Gustavo, Paulinho; Oscar, Hulk, Neymar; Fred
Uruguay (4-3-3) Muslera; M Pereira, Lugano, Godin, Caceres; Gargano; Gonzalez, Rodriguez; Forlan, Suarez, Cavani
- Brazil are unbeaten in nine games and have won the last four.
- Luis Suarez's two goals against Tahiti put him ahead of Diego Forlan in Uruguay's all-time top scorers list, with 36.
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