In terms of objective strength, Uruguay is ahead. Uruguay is 16th in the FIFA rankings, higher than the 25th national team. Even in their 9 head-to-head matches, the national team is inferior with 1 win, 2 draws and 6 losses. The national team met Uruguay three times in the World Cup alone, but failed to create good memories. They lost 0-1 in the group stage of the 1990 World Cup in Italy, and were frustrated in the round of 16 by Uruguay at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. At last year’s World Cup in Qatar, he failed to score a goal in the first match of the group stage.
However, Uruguay is not an opponent that cannot be defeated. In this evaluation match, Uruguay was unable to form an elite team. Striker Edinson Cavani (Valencia) and defender Diego Godin (Veles Sarsfield), who were punished by FIFA for violent protests after the World Cup group stage, could not accompany this evaluation match. Luis Suarez (Gremiu), an old veteran, is also missing. In addition, Darwin Nunez (Liverpool) and Ronald Araujo (Barcelona) were also excluded from the national team due to injuries.Along with Klinsman’s first win, ‘true education’ for Federico Valverde (Real Madrid) is also needed. Valverde sparked controversy after scoring a goal against Portugal at the U-20 World Cup held in Daejeon in 2017. He is also famous for his bad relationship with Lee Kang-in (Mallorca). In the last World Cup, Valverde provoked the national team with an uppercut ceremony after knocking down Lee Kang-in, and in the Spanish Primera Liga last month, he met Lee Kang-in and attempted a rough tackle, then smiled and bought outrage.
The reason why Valverde is used in such an act is because his skills are backed up. Boasting an explosive amount of activity, Valverde’s ransom is 100 million euros (139.8 billion won), ranking sixth in the world. Valverde is active as a signboard for Spain’s prestigious Real Madrid and is recording 7 goals and 2 assists in 26 league games this season. Valverde is showing off his peak physical condition, scoring a goal in an evaluation match against Japan on the 24th.
‘Monster defender’ Kim Min-jae (Napoli) is determined to pay back with victory. Kim Min-jae said, “There were a lot of bad situations (with Valverde), but you shouldn’t contain your emotions,” and said, “If we win, that will be angry with that player.”
It is also encouraging for the national team that captain Son Heung-min survived. Coach Klinsman, a former striker, owes Son Heung-min a ‘free role’. Coach Klinsman gave Son Heung-min the role of freely adjusting the game according to the ground situation rather than keeping a special position, and Son Heung-min scored two goals in Klinsman’s debut match against Colombia, living up to expectations. In addition, Lee Jae-seong (Mainz) and Hwang In-beom (Olympiacos) also showed their competitiveness sufficiently in the match against Colombia. 스포츠토토
The competition to get Klinsman’s eye stamp is also in full swing. At the forefront, Oh Hyun-kyu (Celtic), Hwang Ui-jo (FC Seoul), and Cho Kyu-seong (Jeonbuk Hyundai) are fighting for the starting position. Seol Yeong-woo (Ulsan Hyundai) was selected as a replacement for the defensive line where Kim Jin-soo (Jeonbuk Hyundai) was dropped due to a back injury, and shed sweat while preparing for his A-match debut.