Bolivia vs Uruguay Copa América LIVE Football Score 25 June 2021
ABOUT THE MATCH
Bolivia is going head to head with Uruguay starting on 24 Jun 2021 at 21:00 UTC at Arena Pantanal stadium, Cuiaba city, Brazil. The match is a part of the Copa America, Group A.
Uruguay and Bolivia do battle in Copa America action in Cuiaba on Thursday, as both sides look to bounce back from poor starts to the group stage. Heavily-fancied Uruguay have collected just one point from their opening two games, having drawn to Chile last time out, while their opponents sit at the foot of the group after consecutive defeats
Bolivia come into this game with a desperate need for a result, having lost their opening two Copa America games. Cesar Farias’s men started with a 3-1 defeat to Paraguay, in a result which will be slightly disappointing considering how the game played out.
Despite their opponents dominating for the majority of the encounter, Bolivia took an early lead through an Erwin Saavedra penalty, and they held on until past the hour mark despite a red card shown on the stroke of half time to forward Jaume Cuellar.
Eventually, the 10 men were no longer able to withstand the pressure, as Alejandro Romero equalised in the 62nd minute and Angel Romero immediately put Paraguay in the lead before netting his second of the game shortly after, leaving Bolivia with a feeling of having dropped points from a winning position.
La Verde were then defeated by Chile, as they were unable to come back from Ben Brereton’s early opener, with the game finishing 1-0.
With two games left to play, Farias’s side now have the task of escaping the foot of the group, with four sides out of five making the quarter-finals, although they face two tough tests as they take on Uruguay and Argentina, meaning they will have to defy the odds if they are to take one of the qualification spots.
That said, Uruguay’s form at the beginning of the tournament should not fill Bolivia with fear, considering La Celeste have just one point from their opening two matches Oscar Tabarez’s men took on fellow group favourites Argentina in their first game, and narrowly lost 1-0 as Guido Rodriguez netted the only goal of the game early on.
They then faced another tough test against a Chile side who have enjoyed a strong start, and the sides would share the points in a 1-1 draw. Eduardo Vargas gave Chile the lead in the first half, but Luis Suarez netted his nation’s first goal of the tournament soon after the hour mark to draw level and earn a point for La Celeste.
Still heavily fancied to reach the final eight, Tabarez’s men will hope to get their campaign going with a dominant victory, which would see their place in the quarter-finals confirmed with one group game left to play.