Semifinal 1: Uruguay vs Brazil

TV Coverage begins at 8:30PM EDT on Univision and GolTV. (Note: no coverage on ESPN, on Fox but as a replay).

Uruguay – 6.15
Brazil – 1.45
Tie – 4.00

Brazil comes into this game as the clear favorite, having impressed against Chile with a landslide victory.
Uruguay beat the home team by 4 goals to 1, but few expect them to bring that same style of play tonight.

Both teams have played mediocre football in the group stages with Dunga heavily criticized back at home and Uruguay playing some real boring games against weak opposition. The factors to watch in this game are:

  • Robinho – leading goal scorer of the tournament, although 5 of his 6 goals have come against Chile.
  • The Brazilian midfield – will they be defensive or attack minded? Anderson? Josue? What will they do
  • Diego Forlan – The Uruguayan striker missed far more than he scores. Needs to be accurate tonight.
  • Recoba – Deadly from free kicks, his team will be looking to get some fouls where he can do some danger.

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