Brazil vs Uruguay World Cup Qual LIVE Football Score 15 Oct 2021
Brazil will aim to return to winning ways in World Cup 2022 Qualifying when they welcome Uruguay to Manaus on Thursday. Tite’s side dropped their first points of qualification against Colombia on Sunday night, while their visitors suffered a comprehensive 3-0 defeat to Argentina
Brazil’s perfect start to World Cup Qualifying was destined to end at some point, with the Selecao unable to make it 10 wins from 10 as they were held to a goalless draw by Colombia during the first halt of their Qatar 2022 momentum. Despite bossing the ball with 63% possession, Brazil only mustered five shots on target during a toothless attacking performance, but fortunately for Tite, that result has done little harm to their qualification bid.
Indeed, Brazil remain at the summit with 28 points taken from a possible 30 – with second-placed Argentina six points adrift of their rivals – while only three goals conceded in their opening 10 games is unsurprisingly the best defensive record in CONMEBOL Qualifying.
Twenty-two strikes notched up at the correct end of the pitch is also a continental best, but Brazil’s attacking forces can ill-afford another off day like they had against Colombia lest they risk their position at the top of the rankings coming under threat.
While their stalemate with Colombia was disappointing in the grand scheme of things, their unbeaten run in World Cup Qualifying now stands at a remarkable 27 games since a 2-0 defeat to Chile in October 2015, and they are on a 10-game qualification winning streak on home soil.
Uruguay became the latest victims of a record-breaking Lionel Messi strike over the weekend, as the Argentine’s 38th-minute opener for his side saw him do what no male South American footballer before him could – reach 80 international goals. The six-time Ballon d’Or winner’s effort came before Rodrigo de Paul and Lautaro Martinez both struck to see out a comfortable 3-0 win for the Copa America winners over Uruguay, who may just start to look over their shoulder given their recent results.
Brazil vs Uruguay Head-to-Head
Brazil have a good record against Uruguay and have won 39 out of 77 matches played between the two teams. Uruguay have managed 21 victories against Brazil and will need to improve their record in this fixture.
The previous meeting between the two teams took place last year and ended in a 2-0 victory for Brazil. Uruguay were poor on the day and will need to step up to the plate this week.
Brazil form guide: D-W-W-W-L
Uruguay form guide: L-D-W-W-D
Brazil vs Uruguay Predicted XI
Brazil Predicted XI (4-4-2): Ederson Moraes; Emerson Royal, Eder Militao, Thiago Silva, Alex Sandro; Raphinha, Fabinho, Fred, Lucas Paqueta; Gabriel Barbosa, Neymar
Uruguay Predicted XI (4-4-2): Fernando Muslera; Nahitan Nandez, Diego Godin, Jose Gimenez, Matias Vina; Federico Valverde, Rodrigo Bentancur, Matias Vecino, Giorgian de Arrascaeta; Luis Suarez, Edinson Cavani