Uruguay – Brazil is one of the fiercest and longest standing rivalries in South American football. In recent times, the two nations had some fascinating encounters. Let’s take a look.
2003: Brazil 3-3 Uruguay
Back in November 2003, Brazil hosted Uruguay in a qualifier for the 2006 World Cup. Brazil was in full force with likes of Rivaldo, Ronaldo and Kaka pulling the strings. Uruguay did, however, give Brazil a good contest with a young Diego Forlán being the protagonist.
2007: Brazil 2-2 (5-4) Uruguay
The first major tournament of Oscar Tabárez’ second spell as Uruguay manager was the Copa America of 2007. Uruguay scraped their way through the group stage but gained some momentum in the quarter-final clash with Venezuela (4-1 win). In the semi-final, Brazil awaited.
2013: Brazil 2-1 Uruguay
Ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, the Confederations Cup was played in the summer of 2013. Uruguay qualified for the tournament after winning the 2011 Copa América. La Celeste eased through the group stages and advanced to the semi-finals where they, just like in the 2007 Copa América, faced Brazil.
Written by David Kraakman