Uruguay will host Paraguay in the CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifiers 2022 today, June 3, 2021, at 6:00 PM (ET) at the Estadio Centenario. This page contains information about this Matchday 7 soccer match, such as predictions, odds, storylines, and how to watch or live stream the game.
This will be their 14th meeting overall. Uruguay has won six direct matches, while Paraguay has won four and the remaining three have been drawn.
Their most recent game was on September 6, 2017, when Paraguay won 2-1 in an International Friendly at the Estadio Defensores del Chaco in Asuncion. It promises to be an even more exciting clash as these two countries meet for the first time since then, this time at the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers.
Uruguay vs. Paraguay probable lineups for the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers
Uruguay will be without Cavani due to his suspension, so Luis Suarez and Jonathan Rodriguez will lead the attack. Martin Campana has started every qualifying match so far, but he could be replaced on Thursday by Fernando Muslera, who has 116 caps. Matias Vina, a left-back, is set to replace Agustin Oliveros, who made his debut against Brazil in November but was not named to the World Cup qualifying squad of 24.
Despite a recent November match against Bolivia, the 32-man team of attacker Antonio Sanabria is not named for Paraguay. As the lone striker, either Carlos González Espinola or Gabriel Avalos – who is set to make his debut – is expected to start alongside Miguel Almiron from Angel Romero and Newcastle United.
Oscar Romero, who may start in the 10th role in front of Gaston Gimenez, and Richard Sanchez, who may take a central, deeper position in the middle field, were the four capers from his 50th international appearance.
Uruguay starting XI: Muslera; Caceres, Gimenez, Godin, Vina; Nandez, Torreira, Bentancur, De La Cruz; Rodriguez, Suarez
Paraguay starting XI: Silva; Espinola, Balbuena, Gomez, Alonso; Sanchez, G.Gimenez; O.Romero; A.Romero, Gonzalez Espinola, Almiron