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Sports Mole previews Tuesday’s international friendly between Canada and Uruguay, including predictions, team news and expected line-ups.

2-0 victory over Qatar Canada face Uruguay Friendly match in Tehelne Pole, Slovakia on Tuesday.

La Celeste went seven games unbeaten in all competitions until last Friday, losing 1-0 to Iran, but the Canucks have won two of their last three international matches.

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For a team that hasn’t played an international match in over three months, the Canadians showed no signs of rusting on Friday, scoring twice 15 minutes before the game kicked off.

Great start but pleased the manager John Hardman, his team stepped on the gas throughout the match, holding just two shots on target against the World Cup hosts and amassing 61% of possessions. This is unusual for a team that successfully transitioned during the CONCACAF qualifiers.

This is a huge statement win for a team that is yet to be signed for the World Cup and how well this team is doing with some key players struggling to earn playing time at club level. It goes without saying that there are many questions about how to proceed.

Friday was their first victory over a non-CONCACAF opponent since beating New Zealand 1-0 in a friendly more than four years ago.

Winning the Gold Cup in 2000 with a 2-0 win over Colombia has to go back over 22 years to the last time they defeated a side of CONMEBOL.

It was the last time the team lifted the trophy on the international stage, and since that win they have only scored in two matches against South American teams, 2-2 over Venezuela in 2007 and 2-2 in 2010. We drew 1-1.

Les Rouges won 22 games in a row and scored the first goal, but failed to score in the last six games.

It’s been over three years since Canada lost the lead or a draw after leading 2-0 against Haiti in the 2019 Gold Cup quarter-finals.

Luis Suarez of Uruguay, 23 September 2022© Reuters

Tuesday will be the Uruguayan player’s last chance to impress on the international stage before La Celeste’s fourth consecutive World Cup appearance.

Diego Alonso Suffered his first loss on Friday since taking over from his longtime coach Oscar TavaresI have coached this team for 15 years.

Defensively, the team has looked as stingy under Alonso as its predecessor, allowing just two goals in its last eight games.

For a team with plenty of tournament experience combined with young playmakers with promising futures, there were questions about the balance of this group and what was the best recipe for success in Qatar.

Regardless of their form or available players, Uruguay have mostly competed hard and put together solid performances.

La Celeste have qualified for the last eight or better in every but one Copa America tournament since 1993, and have made it through the group stages of three consecutive World Cups.

Bare expectations for La Celeste, who were drawn in a group with Portugal, South Korea and Ghana in the 2022 final, enter the knockout stage in a competition that could very well be the last hooray for their iconic players. to move on. Veteran.

Uruguay have never lost to a CONCACAF opponent since losing 3-1 to Mexico in the group stage of the 2016 Copa America, but this year they have faced three teams from the region and have lost to Mexico (3-0). , kept three clean sheets against the United States. (0-0) and Panama (5-0).

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Canada's head coach John Hardman watches the first half match against Jamaica during a FIFA World Cup qualifier football match at BMO Field on March 27, 2022© Reuters

Kyle Larin Canada beat Qatar to score a record 25th goal. Jonathan David Draw even for ex-striker Dwayne de Rosario It was his 22nd goal on Friday and the second in history.

Sam Adekbe assisted the first goal, Milan Boljan It was the second time the Canadian has kept a clean sheet in his last three matches.

Tajon Buchanan He did not appear in the friendly against Qatar as he is still dealing with a recurring quadriceps injury during pre-season in Brugge. Ike Ubo exchanged Alphonso Davis An hour after the Bayern Munich wing-back took a clear blow against the Maroons, reports say it appears to be minor.

Samuel Piet If he plays on Tuesday, he could be Les Rouges’ ninth-most capped all-time. Junior Hoilet Wearing the captain’s armband in place of the wounded on Friday Achiba Hutchinsonin the meantime Charles-Andreas Brim He made his first appearance of the year for Canada on Friday.

On Friday Sergio Rocher Conceded for the first time in the last six international matches between sticks in Uruguay, Rodrigo Bentancur 50th cap as a national team and Liverpool striker Darwin Nunes It was his first start since La Celeste’s 0-0 draw with the United States in June.

Luis Suarez A draw with the goalkeeper could lead Uruguay to the second-most all-time record Fernando Muslera and the Valencia striker Edinson Cavaniwas not chosen by these friends.

Georgian de Alascaeta He is the Brasileiro Serie A player with the most assists and has so far provided eight assists for Flamengo. Matthias Vecino Leading Lazio with two goals in the current Europa League campaign, Federico Valverde He won the Madrid derby and helped Real beat Atlético 2-1.

Canadian starters:
Crepeau; Adekbe, Kennedy, Vitoria, Johnston. Eustakio, Kay. Miller, Hoylette, Corbeane.Larin

Candidates for Uruguay’s starting XI:
Rocher; Cabrera, Caceres, Araujo, D. Suárez. Bentancur, de Alascaeta and Valverde. Nunez, L. Suarez, Pellistri

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We say: Canada 0-1 Uruguay

Les Rouges have faced stingy defenders in the past, but none have the poise and commitment of the collapse-challenged, experienced Uruguays.

This is expected to be a close match, but the Uruguayans’ desire to slow the pace of this game may irritate a young Canadian team that enjoys counter-attacking football.

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