Our football match prediction:
Despite the fact that Alexis Sanchez failed to recover in time to face Colombia on Thursday evening, Chile did remarkably well to hold los Cafeteros to a goalless draw at Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Melendez. As reports in Chile suggest, Sanchez should recover in time to face Uruguay and, no doubt, he should pose a big threat for the opposition defenders. La Roja sit in fifth place in the standings ahead of Wednesday’s clash against La Celeste and they will certainly go for a win in the Estadio Nacional Julio Martinez Pradanos clash. The Uruguayans recorded a hard-fought 2-1 win over Ecuador on Friday and thanks to the triumph they moved one step closer to booking their place at the FIFA World Cup finals. Nonetheless, seeing that Edinson Cavani is likely to miss the Chile game through injury, we predict that the hosts will emerge triumphant in Wednesday’s football match.
Highlighted Player (Carlos Carmona):
Carlos Carmona is a professional footballer who plays for Atalanta as a midfielder. Carmona played for Coquimbo Unido from 2004 to 2007 and then he moved to O’Higgins. However, it has to be noted that he made no more than 17 appearances for the club during his one-season spell. In the summer of 2008 the Chilean footballer moved to Reggina and he made his Serie A debut on 14 September against Torino. Carmona made 32 league appearances for the club in the 2008/2009 Serie A campaign and he remained at Stadio Oreste Granillo for one more season. In 2010 Carlos Carmona signed a deal with Atalanta and he has been playing for Orobici ever since. The Atalanta midfielder has 20 caps for Chile U20 and he made his debut for the senior team against Spain on 19 November, 2008. Carlos Carmona was named in Chile 2015 Copa America squad, but he was eventually forced to withdraw with injury.
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.