COMNEBOL Qualifiers

Uruguay lament Lugano absence for Brazil game

May 29, 2009
The absence of firebrand defender Diego Lugano will be a major blow for Uruguay when they face Brazil in next month's World Cup qualifier, coach Oscar Tabarez said on Thursday.

The Fenerbahce player, a natural successor to Paolo Montero at the heart of the Uruguay defence, is suspended for the match against the five-times world champions in Montevideo on June 6.

"It's not good when you don't have players available," Tabarez told reporters. "Lugano, in addition to what he always ...

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