What's Wrong With Uruguay?

Matthew Stanger told us before the tournament that Uruguay really aren't that good and Adam Bate has picked apart their many weaknesses after a 3-1 defeat to Costa Rica...

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Alkaline_ (Manchester United) says...

Whenever I watch Uruguay I struggle to see any sense of unity between the players. It's almost as if the Uruguayan players themselves know that they are a team set-up to rely on a few very talented individuals and thus the rest of the team look clueless when Suarez/Cavani aren't performing/playing. They don't have anyone in the middle that you could class as a playmaker, literally every member of the back 4 and midfield is there just to work hard, win the ball back and then give it to one of the front 3 and hope something 'Suarezy' happens. Really do fancy England not just to get a win, but to completely turn them over and win comfortably.

Posted 3:07pm 16th June 2014

shea666 (Manchester United) says...

Justified sending off, justified win, Costa Rica actually tried to play a good style of football and showed neat touches and passing. Uruguay let me down, I got them in the sweep at work :(

Posted 12:32am 16th June 2014

ermuhlus (Arsenal) says...

I hope MeMcMe is just being sarcastic and I just can't tell. It was a terrible kick out by Pereira and the only reason he acted with any kind of remorse was to try and avoid being sent off.

Posted 6:20am 15th June 2014

keashred (Liverpool) says...

So now Matt Stanger is hailed as an expert? Is this the same knee-jerk merchant who said Arsenal were going nowhere after they lost to Everton but said they were going in the right direction when they beat a poor Hull side to win the FACup??

Posted 2:19am 15th June 2014

MeMcMe (Bolton Wanderers) says...

I've often wondered why no European team ever took a chance on Rios - still wondering. As for Maxi, he didn't lose control and it wasn't a hack. I was hoping it was only the dopey RTE commentators who held that opinion. The ball was there, he desperately wanted it up the field so he swung, missed, and Joel Campbell spent too long playing in Spain to be able to resist making a meal of it. You can tell from Pereira's reaction that it was the last thing he intended, but everyone else on the pitch overreacted completely and forced the referee's hand.

Posted 11:01pm 14th June 2014

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