Uruguay start their World Cup marketing campaign on Thursday with a conflict towards South Korea on the Schooling Metropolis Stadium in Al Rayyan.
The 2 groups have met twice earlier than on the World Cup with each video games ending in victories for Uruguay, triumphing over South Korea 1-0 and 2-1 in 1990 and 2010 respectively.
It is an attention-grabbing mixture of previous heads and recent faces for the South People. Stalwarts like Diego Godin, Matias Vecino and Luis Suarez have been included within the beginning XI towards South Korea, whereas there are additionally spots for in-form midfielders Federico Valverde and Rodrigo Bentancur.
Darwin Nunez can also be included within the beginning XI. Nunez has made an all-action begin to life at new membership Liverpool – he was despatched off early towards Crystal Palace in one in every of his first video games however has nonetheless registered 9 targets in 18 appearances in all competitions.
He was thought to have suffered a knock to his ankle in coaching and needed to be withdrawn within the days main as much as the fixture, however he has made a restoration because the two-time World Cup winners look to open up the 2022 marketing campaign with victory.
Uruguay face a South Korea aspect led by Son Heung-min who’re on the lookout for extra iconic moments on the World Cup. Guus Hiddink led them to the semi finals in 2002, whereas victory over Germany in 2018 was later dubbed the ‘Miracle of Kazan’.