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Uruguay vs Brazil Copa America live stream, confirmed team news and predicted XIs

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Uruguay v Brazil quarter-finals live streaming team news

Published: 12:25, 4 July 2024

Uruguay face Brazil in a hotly anticipated Copa America quarter-final in the early hours of Sunday morning (UK time).

Marcelo Bielsa’s side maintained their 100% record at the tournament with a 1-0 win over hosts USA to ensure they finished top of Group C.

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But Brazil were forced to settle for second place in Group D after playing out a 1-1 draw with Colombia and will now be without suspended star Vinicius Junior for the last-eight clash in Las Vegas.

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How did Uruguay and Brazil make the Copa America quarter-finals?

La Celeste have a rich history in the Copa America, a competition they have won 15 times. But this was the first time they have got through the group with a 100% record.

Uruguay have won 10 and lost only two of their 15 matches since Bielsa took charge and look capable of beating any side at the tournament.

Their 1-0 win over the USMNT was achieved with minimum fuss and very little danger to their own goal.

Gregg Berhalter’s side managed only three shots on target with Uruguay taking the points. Left-back Mathias Olivera was on hand to finish off a rebound after Matt Turner had parried Ronald Araujo’s firm header from a free-kick.

Brazil have been searching for form or any sort of identity at the tournament under recently appointed head coach Dorival Junior.

Following a disappointing 0-0 draw with Costa Rica in their opening match, matters appeared to be improving when they beat Paraguay 4-1. But the Selecao struggled to create much at all against Colombia after Raphinha’s early free-kick put them ahead, with a lack of sharpness in front of goal having cost them a chance of victory again.

Vinicius Junior incurred a one-match suspension when he received a second yellow card in the group phase against Colombia, meaning Brazil’s biggest star will miss this crunch quarter-final.

Uruguay vs Brazil team news

Uruguay are likely to be unchanged after Bielsa resisted the temptation to rotate his side for the final group game, even when their quarter-final place was already assured.

The veteran former Athletic Bilbao boss has made only one change to his starting line-up during the tournament, with Nicolas de la Cruz replacing Giorgian De Arrascaeta after Uruguay’s 3-1 win over Panama.

Maximiliano Araujo was stretchered off midway through the first half of the USA game following a head injury, but subsequent tests have shown no problems and the attacker has been declared fit to face Brazil.

Dorival Junior’s leading options to replace suspended Vinicius Junior are Manchester City-bound winger Savio and Real Madrid-bound striker Endrick.

The former was Brazil’s lone bright spark when he came on as a substitute against Colombia and selecting him would not unbalance the side as much as if Endrick, who scored in three consecutive pre-tournament friendlies, were to get the nod up front.

Otherwise, the five-time World Cup winners will be unchanged with no injuries in the camp.

Uruguay vs Brazil predicted line-ups:

Uruguay (4-2-3-1): Rochet; Vina, Oliveira, R.Araujo, Nandez; Valverde, Ugarte; M.Araujo, De la Cruz, Pellestri; Nunez

Brazil (4-2-3-1): Alisson; Wendell, Marquinhos, Eder Militao, Danilo; Joao Gomes, Bruno Guimaraes; Savio, Lucas Paqueta, Raphinha; Rodrygo