Watch Uruguay vs. Brazil LIVE on DIRECTV for World Cup Qualifiers
Uruguay and Brazil will face each other in a crucial match in the 2026 Qualifiers. Uruguay seeks to end Brazil's winning streak.
The highly anticipated match between Uruguay and Brazil in the 2026 Qualifiers is set to take place at the Centenario Stadium in Montevideo. Both teams are eager to secure a victory after drawing their previous matches on the third day. Uruguay managed to secure a 2-2 draw against Colombia, with Darwin Núñez scoring a crucial goal in the final minutes of the game. On the other hand, Brazil had a draw against Venezuela, with Eduard Bello scoring a spectacular goal to equalize the score.
Marcelo Bielsa's team will have the home advantage, as they have won all their games played at the Centenario Stadium in 2023. This adds to the excitement and anticipation surrounding this match. Argentina star, Sergio Rochet, is expected to return to the goal, while Maximiliano Araujo could be included in the starting lineup as a forward. The right back position is still undecided, which may result in Santiago Mele and Brian Rodríguez being benched. Darwin Núñez will resume his position as the leader of the attack.
Fernando Diniz's team, on the other hand, will be missing full-back Danilo due to injury. However, Yan Couto is likely to step in and fill the position, as he did in the previous match against Venezuela. The rest of the squad, including Real Madrid players Rodrygo Goes and Vinicius Junior, will remain unchanged. Richarlison and Neymar will also be leading the attack alongside them.
It is worth noting that the last time Uruguay defeated Brazil was on July 1, 2001. Álvaro Recoba was fouled by Cafú inside the penalty area, resulting in a penalty that Federico Magallanes converted into a goal, securing the victory for Uruguay. Since then, the two teams have faced each other 12 times, with Brazil winning seven matches and five matches ending in draws.
The match between Uruguay and Brazil is scheduled to kick off at 7:00 p.m. (Peruvian time), with the broadcast available on AUF TV, DIRECTV Sports, and Antel TV for viewers in Latin America. Fans can also catch the minute-by-minute updates, including goals, yellow and red cards, statistics, and incidents, on Depor. Make sure to check the TV channels and schedules to not miss out on this exciting game.