Two-time World Champions Uruguay will lock horns against South Korea at the Education City Stadium in their 2022 FIFA World Cup Group H match on Thursday.
Uruguay are in their fourth successive FIFA World Cup and made it to the quarter-finals in the last edition. On the other hand, South Korea are in their fifth consecutive World Cup.
This will be a clash between two sets of amazing strikers – Edinson Cavani, Luis Suarez, and Heung Min Son will look to walk away with this game with bragging rights.
FIFA WC Uruguay vs South Korea Team News
Uruguay Football Team News
There are a few fitness concerns with Ronald Araujo and hence, he might not be risked for this match. Also, Diego Godin could well replace Jose Maria Gimenez. Facundo Pellistri and Giorgian de Arrascaeta should be the preferred options to start with Luis Suarez.
South Korea Football Team News
For South Korea, Heung Min Son is expected to start the game. Kim Min-Jae will play a key role as a defender. There are doubts over the availability of Kim Jin-Su who is still recovering from a hamstring injury.
Qatar FIFA World Cup Uruguay vs South Korea Predicted Starting XI
Uruguay Predicted Starting XI
Rochet; Varela, Godin, Gimenez, Olivera; Bentancur, Valverde, Vecino; Pellistri, Suarez, Nunez
South Korea Predicted Starting XI
Kim Seung-gyu; Yoon Jong-gyu, Kim Min-jae, Kim Young-gwon, Kim Jin-su; Jung Woo-young, Hwang In-beom, Kwon Chang-hoon; Hwang Hee-chan, Hwang Ui-jo, Son Heung-min
Uruguay vs South Korea Head-to-Head and Key Numbers
- Uruguay and South Korea have met each other on eight occasions across all competitions – six of these have been friendlies. Uruguay have been the dominant side with six wins.
- They have twice in the FIFA World Cup as well where Uruguay have won both the games.
- Uruguay have been quite consistent and have scored a minimum of one goal in their last eight matches.
Uruguay vs South Korea Fantasy Football Team
Goalkeeper: Kim Seung-gyu
Defenders: Yoon Jong-gyu, Kim Min-jae, Godin, Gimenez
Midfielders: Bentancur, Valverde, Hwang In-beom
Strikers: Suarez (C), Nunez, Son Heung-min(VC)
FIFA World Cup Uruguay vs South Korea Match Details
Kick-off date: Thursday, November 24
Kick-off time: 6:30 pm IST
Venue: Education City Stadium
Uruguay vs South Korea Match Live Streaming in India
Live Telecast: Sports18 SD/HD
Live Streaming: JioCinema (App & Website)
FIFA World Cup Uruguay vs South Korea Prediction
It is expected to be a tight content and the defenders will hold the key considering there are phenomenal strikers in both the sides. Uruguay could scrape home and clinch the match 2-1