Brazil and Uruguay tasted victory in the World Cup qualifiers on Friday, and Brazilian defender Marquinhos predicted a “war” between the two rivals during their confrontation in Montevideo next week.
“We know that confrontations against Uruguay are always like war,” said Marquinhos after a difficult 1-0 win over Venezuela.
The Paris Saint-Germain player added, “We have to prepare for the visit because the match will be difficult. The Celeste has a strong team with a great history, capabilities, and defense.”
“We will work in the coming days to return the winning points to our land,” he added.
Uruguay’s morale will be high after a comfortable 3-0 win away to Colombia, with goals from Edinson Cavani, Luis Suarez from the penalty spot, and Darwin Nunez.
The “Seleção” tops the 2022 World Cup qualifiers in Qatar and is the only team to have achieved 3 wins in the first 3 rounds, while Uruguay is fourth with 6 points.
Brazil has suffered in front of Venezuela’s solid defense and expects other difficulties in the “Centenario” stadium next Tuesday.
“It will be a difficult match. Uruguay had an important victory today, but we know we can win,” Brazil midfielder Alain said.
The Everton player expects that Uruguay will play more positively than Venezuela, which has resorted to defense only, which will provide more opportunities and enjoyment for the fans.
“I think the match will be completely different against Uruguay, and there will be spaces for the attackers,” he added.