Uruguay Starting Lineup vs Portugal: World Cup Starting 11 Announced

Uruguay comes into the 2022 World Cup on many experts’ lists as a top dark horse candidate. Uruguay’s starting 11 is overflowing with talent with a great mixture of youth and experience. No name is more notable than Luis Suárez. The 35-year-old striker is now playing for Nacional in Uruguay’s first tier. However, the best player on this team may just be Darwin Núñez of Liverpool, Federico Valverde of Real Madrid, or Rodrigo Bentancur of Tottenham, all extreme talents at their respective positions.

Uruguay Starting 11 Vs. Portugal

  • Edinson Cavani (ST)
  • Darwin Núñez (ST)
  • Matias Vecino (MF)
  • Matías Vecino (MF)
  • Rodrigo Bentancur (MF)
  • Federico Valverde (MF)
  • Mathías Olivera (MF)
  • José María Giménez (DF)
  • Diego Godín (DF)
  • Guillermo Varela (DF)
  • Sergio Rochet (GK)

Uruguay will likely line up in a 4-3-3 under manager Diego Alonso. The formation suits the team well, as the midfield trio of Rodrigo Bentancur, Federico Valverde, and Mathías Olivera is one of the best in the tournament on both the defensive and attacking side of the ball. This means the backline will have plenty of help and the front three plenty of service.

One of the keys for Uruguay to succeed in this tournament will be getting the attack going, the team failed to score against Iran in their second-to-last friendly, and while the team boasts the big names of Suárez and Cavani, the pair are aging. Núñez will be the man to watch out for in the attacking third, and his ability to create and be clinical could carry this team far into the tournament.

The backline is guarded well by the pair of José María Giménez of Atlético Madrid and Diego Godín, formally of Atlético Madrid. This will be a tough backline to break down for the opposition, especially considering the help it will receive from the midfield, specifically Rodrigo Bentancur, who has been on fire for Spurs.

Uruguay Starting Lineup History

Vs. South Korea

  • Luis Suárez (ST)
  • Facundo Pellistri (LW)
  • Darwin Núñez (RW)
  • Matías Vecino (MF)
  • Rodrigo Bentancur (MF)
  • Federico Valverde (MF)
  • Mathías Olivera (DF)
  • José María Giménez (DF)
  • Diego Godín (DF)
  • Martín Cáceres (DF)
  • Sergio Rochet (GK)

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South Korea Starting 11 FAQ

Who Is Uruguay’s Starting Goalkeeper?

The goalkeeper for Uruguay during the 2022 World Cup will be Sergio Rochet. The 29-year-old has only 9 caps for Uruguay and plays in the country in the country’s first tier of football.

Who Is Uruguay’s Starting Striker?

Luis Suárez is the starting striker for Uruguay. The aging star has 68 goals in 135 international caps for his country. He scored 8 goals in 17 appearances for his club Nacional this past season.

Who Is Uruguay’s Best Player?

Darwin Núñez is arguably the best player on Uruguay. He has 3 goals in 14 caps for his country, and currently plays for Liverpool in the Premier League, where he boasts 9 goals and 2 assists in 19 appearances.

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