Our prediction for this World Cup 2026 match:
There will be fireworks when Uruguay and Brazil square off against each other at Estadio Centenario in a highly-anticipated World Cup qualifier. La Celeste have been having their ups and downs in the process, with the team beating Chile, losing to Ecuador, while sharing the spoils with Colombia thanks to Darwin Nunez’s late goal from the penalty spot. Napoli defender Mathias Olivera should be recalled to the starting XI after scoring as a substitute in the 2-2 draw with los Cafeteros, while both Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani have been omitted.
The Selecao, on the other hand, played out a slim 1-1 draw with Venezuela in their last group game. As the South American giants have been struggling to find their best form under Fernando Diniz, we predict that Uruguay are going to grab something from the match. Arsenal forward Gabriel Jesus is pushing for a start, while Juventus defender Danilo misses out with injury.
Highlighted Player (Neymar):
Neymar is a Brazilian football superstar who plays for PSG as a winger. The pacey footballer, who is capable of playing as a centre forward as well, is well known his creativity, passing and finishing. Neymar was born in Mogi das Cruzes on 5 February, 1992 and he began his senior career at Santos. After scoring 54 goals in 103 appearances for the Brazilian outfit, he joined Barcelona in 2013.
The Brazilian ace signed a five-year deal with the Catalan outfit and he has been playing for the La Liga giants ever since. Neymar the 2014/2015 Champions League trophy with Barcelona and that is considered his biggest success. It has to be noted that he clinched the FIFA Club World Cup trophy with Barca as well.
Speaking of his international career, the Barcelona star made his Brazil debut on 10 August, 2010 against USA and it has to be noted that he scored on his debut. In 2013 he won FIFA Confederations Cup with the Brazilian national team. Neymar was born on 5 February, 1992.
Highlighted Team (Uruguay):
La Celeste are one of the most successful South American nations. Uruguay are frequently the champions of the continent having most recently won the tournament in 2011. They have won the Copa America a record 15 times including the first ever edition of the competition in 1916, while the team has also won FIFA World Cup in two occasions including the inaugural competition in 1930 when they defeated Argentina 4-2 in the final as hosts.
Their second World Cup title came in 1950 when Uruguay and Brazil played a legendary match which recorded a higher attendance than any other football match in the history of the game. Uruguay is the smallest country in the world to have won a World Cup by population, but La Celeste are proud of their football heritage which yielded some of the best footballers in the world over the course of history.
Most notable player of the current selection is Barcelona striker Luis Suarez, who is also the team’s top scorer with 45 goals to his name.