FIFA CONFEDERATIONS CUP

Arena Pernambuco

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Uruguay

  • Abel Hernandez 2'
  • Abel Hernandez 24'
  • Diego Pérez 27'
  • Abel Hernandez 45' +1'
  • Nicolás Lodeiro 61'
  • Abel Hernandez 67' PEN
  • Luis Suárez 82'
  • Luis Suárez 90'

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Uruguay v Tahiti: Preview

Uruguay will be without captain Diego Lugano as they look to advance to the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup tomorrow night.

The defender picked up bookings in the matches against Spain and Nigeria so will miss the clash against Group B whipping boys Tahiti with Liverpool centre-half Sebastian Coates likely to take his place.

The South Americans know that they will advance to the semi-finals if they can better Nigeria's result against Spain and a win is virtually assured against the islanders who have lost their two games so far in this tournament 6-1 and 10-0.

That means Oscar Tabarez may choose to rest some of his stars ahead of a probable semi-final against Brazil or Italy with Edinson Cavani an obvious candidate as a yellow card would rule him out of the next match.

And although the head coach is not taking a victory for grated, he admits that his team are big favourites to make the semi-finals.

``No match is won before playing but the more likely scenario is that,'' he told reporters.

``We will be called spoilsports but we'll take that as a compliment.''

Tahiti have already achieved their stated aim coming into the tournament of scoring a goal and goalkeeper Mikael Roche is just hopeful they can limit the damage against Uruguay.

``Against Uruguay we need to avoid getting blown away like we did in the Spain game,'' he told www.fifa.com.

``We need to leave less space for their strikers, who can read the game very quickly, and at least make life hard for them.''

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