The Uruguay vs Colombia World Cup qualifying match will take place at the Estadio Centenario in Montevideo this Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 3:00 PM Pacific. Uruguay is in desperate need of points and must defeat Colombia, while the Cafeteros are very close to clinching a spot in the Brazil World Cup.
Colombia visits Uruguay where they will attempt to secure a place in next year’s World Cup. The team coached by Jose Pekerman has been remarkable throughout the qualifiers in which his team has gained 26 points after 13 matches, currently sitting in 2nd place below Argentina on a single goal differential. To secure a place in Brazil 2014, the ‘cafeteros’ must earn at least a tie. With 5 games left to play, there is little to no doubt Colombia will be in the World Cup, even with a loss in Montevideo.
Uruguay’s scenario does not look as bright as their opponent’s, however, they are in a good position to fight for the wild card seed. The team coached by Oscar Tabarez is in 5th place with 19 points; 2 points less than Ecuador (4th). The 5th place is CONMEBOL’s wild card position who will play against a team from Asia. Uruguay will have a tough last 5 matches, as they will battle hand-in-hand with Ecuador, and even with Venezuela.
Luckily for Uruguay, they have experience in high-caliber World Cup qualifying matches in case they finish 5th in the standings. Prior to South Africa 2010, they played and won a wild-card series against Costa Rica which finished in dramatic fashion. Uruguay proceeded to make an outstanding run in the World Cup where they reached the semifinals, and which still has then categorized as an elite national team.
Uruguay vs Colombia Prediction
The Uruguay vs Colombia CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying match will be a memorable game as the ‘cafeteros’ are on the verge of qualification. Uruguay on the other hand is pressured with accumulating points as a win could place them in a direct seed. Tuesday’s match will be intense and fast paced, with the locals controlling the sphere. The Uruguay vs Colombia match will end in a 1-1 draw.
Uruguay vs Colombia Television Schedule
The Uruguay vs Colombia match will be televised on beIN Sport on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 3:00 PM Pacific.