Uruguay vs. Colombia, 2014 World Cup qualifying: Preview and TV schedule

Atsushi Tomura

The darlings of the last World Cup are in a fight for their World Cup lives. They can get back into a good position to qualify with a big win on Tuesday, but taking down Colombia will be a tough task.

Uruguay sit fifth in CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying, in reach of an automatic qualifying spot, but they're up against a difficult test on Tuesday. They'll be underdogs at home against Colombia, thanks to the injuries and suspensions that have ravaged their back line.

All of Diego Godin, Diego Lugano, Sebastian Coates and Martin Caceres are unavailable for Uruguay. While Caceres has played more fullback than central defense in recent years, those are arguably the team's top four center backs. Likely starting in their place is 37-year-old Andres Scotti, who is likely to be paired with an uncapped youngster. Uruguay could also opt to move one of their defensive midfielders, Diego Perez or Sebastián Eguren, back into defense.

Colombia are a bit shorthanded as well, though not as badly as Uruguay. They'll be without Macnelly Torres and Pablo Armero. Depending on how attacking of a lineup Jose Peckerman wants to go with, he could move Juan Cuadrado back to left back, though he hasn't played much in a back four.

Match date/time: Tuesday, 6 p.m. ET

Venue: Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay

TV: beIN Sport en Español (U.S.)

Online: beIN Sport Play (U.S.)

Follow @SBNationSoccer on TwitterLike SB Nation Soccer on Facebook

More in Soccer:

Saying so long to the woefully incompetent Chepo de la Torre

Full coverage of UEFA World Cup qualifying

Will Manchester United’s Nike deal be a game-changer?

Watch: Training staffer interferes with Brazilian lower-league match

How the USA can qualify for the World Cup on Tuesday

Latest News

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.