Already-qualified Uruguay and Paraguay conclude Group A of Copa America on Tuesday at 1am (UK time).
Both nations have confirmed their places in the knockouts, so now they compete to determine where they finish in the group, and ultimately, who they face in the quarter-finals.
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Where to watch Uruguay vs Paraguay on TV:
- UK: BBC iPlayer
- US: Fox Sports 2
Scoreline prediction: Uruguay 2-1 Paraguay
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Uruguay vs Paraguay build-up, previous line-ups & injury news:
It’s been a mixed start to Copa America for Uruguay, who have recovered from a 1-0 loss to Argentina in their opening game to draw with Chile and recently beat Bolivia 2-0, with the latter result confirming their place in the knockouts at the expense of their landlocked counterparts. The evergreen Oscar Tabarez, who masterminded Copa America success in 2011, will now look to get a result to move away from fourth and avoid a dreaded clash with Brazil in the last-eight.
Paraguay, likewise, suffered a 1-0 loss in their game with Argentina, but they have fared slightly better in their other two fixtures, winning both. Eduardo Berizzo’s men beat 10-man Bolivia 3-1 in their first game, before recently triumphing 2-0 over Chile which, as things stand, has Los Guaranies in second, meaning a quarter-final clash with third in Group B (Peru) beckons. That can all change next week, though.
- Uruguay (vs Bolivia): Muslera; Nandez, Gimenez, Godin, Vina; Vecino, Valverde, De La Cruz; De Arrascaeta, Cavani, Suarez.
- Paraguay (vs Chile): Silva; Espinola, Gomez, Alonso, Martinez; Villasanti, Lucena, Samudio, Arzamendia; Almiron, Gonzalez.
There are no fresh injury concerns for either nation, though with qualification already secured, both managers may be tempted to rest players, experiment with tactics or give those on the fringes some valuable minutes.
Players to watch:
- Uruguay: La Celeste’s ‘Golden Generation’ is nearing the end with both Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani very much in their twilight years. The latter has impressed in spells with Manchester United since move to Old Trafford last summer, while the former produced title-winning heroics for Atletico Madrid after being ushered towards the Barcelona exit doors. Yet to open his account at Copa America this summer, Suarez will be itching to get off the mark and carry his La Liga form into the latter stages of the tournament. Tabarez will be desperate to avoid an early meeting with Brazil, so a win on Tuesday is absolutely imperative for the nation, illuminating the importance of Suarez’s involvement.
- Paraguay: Miguel Almiron netted only his third international goal last time out against Chile, ending a two-year wait to find the back of the net for his country. His only two other strikes have come in international friendlies against Jordan and Bulgaria, which doesn’t exactly paint a favourable scoring picture for the mercurial midfielder. He hasn’t exactly set the world alight since trading MLS for Premier League football, often blowing hot and cold for Newcastle, and that has been a regular pattern at international level as well. If Paraguay harbour aspirations of going far in this contest, then Almiron will need to back up his performances with a more influential presence in front of goal.