Brazil and Uruguay faced as a place for good on the podium. After 4 rounds, each suffered one failure: hosts 3rd place with 7 points and goal difference 7-4 opponents are on the second position with two extra points and goal difference 9-2.
Selecao is unsurpassed three rounds, a draw and two wins, both in the two home games. Knockout defeat at the start, 0-2 in Chile is the only one in the previous eight matches in all competitions, and all unique in this period without scoring.
The confrontation in Recife (Pernambuco), Uruguay Luis Suarez rediscovering it. Barcelona striker missed his representative to almost two years due to the suspension of nine matches received after it has bitten the Italian Chiellini at the World Cup in 2014 held even in Brazil. His colleagues in the previous round defeated 3-0 at home to Chile, victory came after the failure of Ecuador (1-2). For some time, they successfully sandwiched away one by one defeat: they scored in only 3 from the past six disputes “outside”, regardless of race.
Brazilian coach Carlos Dunga has no special problems in batch. Only Neymar has complained of muscular pains, but is recoverable. Oscar Washington Tabarez counterpart present with important absences. Their list comprises Godin, Gimenez, Velazquez, Corujo, all with medical problems, while Maxi Pereira is suspended. Among those called emergency instead include Victorino and Polenta.
The latest dispute between the two representative was at the Confederations Cup in June 2013, when it defeated host Brazil 2-1 (Fred 41, Paulinho 86 – Cavani 48). It was the 7th straight duel remained invincible in the Selecao, with 3 wins 4 draws followed. Uruguayan previous success was recorded in July 2001 just 1-0 at home in 2002 World Cup qualifiers and away – 2-1 in a “friendly” in November 1992. A second triumph on the field was a 4-3 Brazilian in May 1950, Copa Rio Branco, the same score and the same event recorded in March 1940.
In the preliminaries of the World, Brazil and Uruguay have met 8 times, with 3 wins, 4 draws and a defeat. Selecao scored in every confrontation, and at home has ticked two successes and two draws. In total elimination is unsurpassed home 47 games, with 36 triumphs and 11 draws.