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Key Events

85'
Lucas Lima
Willian
82'
David Luiz
Yellow Card
81'
C. Stuani
C. Sánchez
78'
Ricardo Oliveira
Douglas Costa
76'
Dani Alves
Yellow Card
67'
Philippe Coutinho
Fernandinho
63'
Neymar
Yellow Card
56'
L. Suárez
Yellow Card
48'
Á. Pereira
Assist
48'
L. Suárez
Goal
46'
Álvaro González
C. Rodríguez
31'
C. Sánchez
Assist
31'
E. Cavani
Goal
26'
Renato Augusto
Goal
1'
Willian
Assist
1'
Douglas Costa
Goal
3
3
2
1

Stats

Possession
% %
4
2
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 4 7
Total Passes 549 336

Commentary

Thanks for joining us tonight, and enjoy the rest of your evening.
Uruguay remain second but are now one point behind leaders in the race for a place at World Cup 2018, Ecuador. Brazil's point puts them third, two points adrift of Suarez and Co.
FULL-TIME - Brazil 2-2 Uruguay: Suarez denies Dunga's team the three points that would have moved them up to second position in the table, scoring a second-half equaliser by adding to Cavani's strike after Costa and Renato Augusto had put the hosts two goals clear. That will go down as a good result for Oscar Tabarez's side, and they are celebrating it like a win on the pitch.
90' + 4' There is the final whistle! There are some boos in Recife!
90' + 3' Suarez applies the pressure on Miranda and does enough to earn his side a corner, the Brazilian nodding behind under pressure as he watched the path of a high ball.
90' + 2' Neymar tries to go it alone inside the Uruguay box but is crowded out and dispossessed. The visitors break and Stuani forces Alisson into another save from 20 yards!
90' We are going to have a minimum of four minutes of added time.
89' Another chance for Uruguay to win it goes begging as a shot from 20 yards is deflected straight into the arms of Alisson!
88' Neymar has the opportunity to go for goal from a set-piece just outside the right-hand corner of the box. He tries to curl the ball inside the near post but can only send an effort that drops onto the roof of the net.
87' SENSATIONAL FROM ALISSON! The Brazil goalkeeper has kept his side in it with that! David Luiz's backwards header is chased down by Suarez, who rifles a strike towards goal from just inside the box. Alisson stays big and manages to get a leg in the way!
86' GOOD SAVE! Coutinho creates space for a shot 20 yards from goal and arrows it towards the bottom-left corner. An awkward bounce makes it tough for the diving Muslera, but he gets a solid pair of hands to the ball to deny the Liverpool forward.
Lucas Lima
Willian
Brazil
85' Lucas Lima is on to replace Willian for the final moments.
84' Suarez fires the free-kick straight into the wall, and, after a couple of ricochets, Alisson is able to collect the ball.
82' Suarez does superbly to hold off Miranda and spin onto a pass into the box. He breezes beyond David Luiz before seeing his cutback intercepted.
David Luiz
Yellow Card
Brazil
82' Stuani's first contribution is to earn his side a free-kick, with David Luiz shown a yellow card for pulling him back just outside the penalty area.
C. Stuani
C. Sánchez
Uruguay
81' Cristhian Stuani comes on in place of Sanchez for the remainder.
80' We are into the final 10 minutes now. Uruguay are seeing very little of the ball but they're playing an expansive game when they do get hold of possession. They want to dictate the tempo as they bid for a dramatic late turnaround.
Ricardo Oliveira
Douglas Costa
Brazil
78' He may have opened the scoring, but Costa's influence has waned since the restart and he is replaced by Ricardo Oliveira 35-year-old Santos striker.
Dani Alves
Yellow Card
Brazil
76' Dani Alves goes into the book for catching Pereira late, the left-back's follow-through from a clearance making contact with the bottom of his boot.
75' Brazil are in control of possession as we approach the final 15 minutes. The home fans are baying for a third goal from the Selecao, claiming for anything that could remotely be construed as warranting a free-kick.
73' Things are becoming increasingly tense in Brazil. Costa has the chance to keep a looping ball alive at the byline and nod it back into the danger area. Instead, he lets it bounce out of play for a corner that Muslera claims.
71' PENALTY CLAIM! David Luiz and Cavani grapple as they approach the ball from a Brazil corner, and the centre-back appeals to the referee after being hauled to the deck. He certainly had a case, but he was guilty of making just as much contact with the striker.
69' Time is rapidly winding down in Recife, with little over 20 minutes remaining for either side to find a winner. Both have the potential to steal all three points in the latter stages. Who, if either side, will do it?
Philippe Coutinho
Fernandinho
Brazil
67' It's an attacking change from Dunga, with Fernandinho the man to make way for Coutinho. Renato Augusto could drop deeper, though.
66' Dunga has Coutinho readied on the touchline, so the Liverpool maestro could soon enter the action.
64' That yellow card means Brazil will be without Neymar for the match against Paraguay on Tuesday due to a suspension which is subsequently incurred.
Neymar
Yellow Card
Brazil
63' Neymar is shown a yellow card as he catches Gonzalez high, and late, near the centre circle.
62' Neymar dribbles across the top of the box from the left and goes down, just outside the area, under a challenge from Arevalo Rios. The referee is unmoved and play continues, but Brazil's next attempt to find the captain is too long.
60' Fernandinho escapes a yellow card despite a cynical trip on Gonzalez as the Lazio midfielder looked to surge towards the halfway line. The Manchester City midfielder just wanted to stop a potential counter-attack.
58' Filipe flights the ball to the back post from the left, his cross landing on the head of Fernandinho. He attempts to nod it into the centre for Neymar, but the captain is unable to connect.
L. Suárez
Yellow Card
Uruguay
56' Suarez is shown the first yellow card of the match having caught Fernandinho late, treading on his foot after the ball had been released. He protests his innocence, even though the booking was fully deserved.
54' Cavani shields the ball well and draws a foul from Willian, who cuts him down without getting near the ball. Brazil finally manage to mount an attack but can only win a corner, which comes to nothing.
52' Brazil are trying to wrest possession back from the visitors and reassert themselves at the forefront of this game, but they aren't finding it particularly easy. The home fans are also more edgy since the equaliser.
50' That is going to set up an extremely tense second half in Recife! The goal silenced the home crowd, and Uruguay are in the ascendancy now.
Á. Pereira
Assist
Uruguay
48' That was a lovely pass from Pereira, but he ought not to have been allowed so much space by the home defence.
L. Suárez
Goal
Uruguay
48' GOOOOOAAAL!! After a positive start to the second half, Uruguay have their equaliser! A corner is cleared all the way back to the halfway line, but Pereira finds space and slides a pass into Suarez, who marks his return to the squad with a cool finish. David Luiz was nowhere near tight enough there!
Álvaro González
C. Rodríguez
Uruguay
46' Cristian Rodriguez had a quiet first half, and he has been replaced by Alvaro Gonzalez for the second half
46' We are back underway!
The teams are heading out for the second half, and Neymar appears to be struggling with some back pain, rubbing the area with a towel as he walks out onto the pitch.
HALF-TIME - Brazil 2-1 Uruguay: Costa's opening goal inside the first minute put Dunga's team in the driving seat, and Renato Augusto doubled their advantage midway through the half. However, some sloppy defending proved costly when Cavani slammed one in to give Tabarez's team a glimmer of hope heading into the second period. Be sure to stay tuned!
45' + 2' There is the half-time whistle!
45' We are going to have a minimum of one minute of added time in Recife.
43' A clever dummy from Neymar allows the ball to run out to Costa on the left, but the Bayern Munich winger's attempt to feeds his captain after dribbling inside from the left is cut out by the Uruguay defence.
41' Renato Augusto picks out Willian with a sensational cross-field pass from deep, but the latter's cutback after holding up the play is too far behind Neymar. Uruguay produce a break of their own, and Alisson makes a great stop to keep out Sanchez from an acute angle.
39' The hosts are awarded a free-kick wide on the left when Willian is shoved over following a series of audacious, skillful flicks from the Chelsea man and Neymar. The latter's set-piece is high and swirling, forcing Muslera to palm it behind.
38' COSTA! Brazil, seemingly irked by that strike from Cavani, have upped their search for a second. Neymar carries the ball forward but stumbles as he tries one stepover too many. He manages to offload to Costa, whose strike is rifled into the side netting.
36' David Luiz puts another strong challenge in on Suarez, and this time he looks to spark a break down the left wing. Costa's attempt to feed him is diverted out for a throw-in, so the PSG centre-back is forced to retreat.
34' NEYMAR! The captain attempts to curl the ball inside the upright from 20 yards but his strike lacks the requisite whip to sneak beyond Muslera. What a game we have on our hands here.
33' A mistake from Miranda offers Suarez a chance on the break, but the Uruguayan's attempt to loop the bouncing ball over Alisson from 35 yards is too heavy and drops long and wide.
C. Sánchez
Assist
Uruguay
31' Sanchez did well to find so much space at the back post, and his cushioned header showed great composure.
E. Cavani
Goal
Uruguay
31' GOOOOOAAAL!! CAVANI PULLS ONE BACK! Pereira does well to beat Willian out on the left and loop a cross to the back post. Sanchez nods it back for Cavani, who hangs back at the penalty spot to fire a first-time effort beyond Alisson!
30' Uruguay are enjoying a decent spell in possession here, but most of it is coming around their own half-way line. Sanchez draws a free-kick, forcing the Brazil defence to retreat.
28' Neymar, Willian and Costa link up in a swift attacking move, though they only win a throw-in. They look capable of cutting this defence to ribbons with their electric pace and great movement.
Renato Augusto
Goal
Brazil
26' GOOOOOAAAAL! Cavani goes down cheaply outside the Brazil box but no foul is given and the hosts quickly push forward. The break loses momentum until Neymar spots the run of Renato Augusto around the back of the defence. Alvaro Pereira attempts to cut out the Barca striker's pass, but the ball keeps heading to Renato Augusto, who dummies it to beat Muslera before firing into the net!
23' We are midway through the half and it is more than fair to say Brazil have enjoyed the better of the match so far. Their attacking play has been more dangerous and they've looked less vulnerable defensively.
21' CHANCE! The Selecao push forward on the break with a great run from Willian. The ball is worked across to Costa on the left, who comes inside and slides a pass in behind the defence for Neymar. The Barca striker is forced to a wide angle and cannot get enough power on his effort to worry Muslera, who makes a routine save.
19' Brazil work the ball across the box and Costa drills a low cross into the middle which squirms through to Dani Alves. However, the right-back's attempted shot is far too weak to cause any trouble.
18' Well read from David Luiz! The centre-back steps out and spots Sanchez's intention to send a pass out to Suarez on the right. He slides in and intercepts the ball before releasing a simple pass to reset the play.
16' The tempo at which Brazil are moving the ball around has already begun to slow. Renato Augusto is unable to control an aerial pass out on the right, but Willian charges in and nods it forwards. He is unable to get around Coates inside the box, though, and the threat is cleared.
14' What a start we have had in Recife. There have been chances at both ends, but Brazil will be keen to start tightening up and becoming more efficient at the back.
12' HUGE CHANCE FOR SUAREZ! You would expect the Barca striker to finish that! Arevalo Rios' set-piece from deep drops to the unmarked Suarez at the back post, but he fails to adjust his feet quickly enough to convert! The jump of David Luiz may have done enough to put him off and unsight him.
10' Uruguay are struggling to settle in Recife, with Suarez and Cavani seeing minimal amounts of the ball so far. Neymar goes on a run down the left wing but lacks support and his attempted pass inside is cut out.
8' SO CLOSE TO THE SECOND! Costa uses his pace and strength to edge out Fucile in a race to the byline, but his attempted cutback is intercepted and sent behind for a corner. The referee has words with Miranda and Coates inside the box, before the set-piece is taken short. It's worked across the top of the box to Willian, who picks out Neymar on the left-hand side of the area. He controls well and cuts inside before pulling his effort into the side netting at the near post.
6' Suarez attempts to dribble into the box from the right win but Fernandinho does well to muscle him away from the ball before getting a foot to it and claiming possession.
5' There are whistles from all around the ground whenever Uruguay try and settle on the ball. That could encourage Brazil to close down their opponents quickly. However, a stray pass from Dani Alves affords Rodriguez the chance to dash to the byline, and he wins a corner.
3' Dunga could not have asked for a better start from his players! Neymar is on the receiving end of his first overly physical tackle, scythed down by Sanchez inside his own half. The referee spots it and gives a deserved free-kick.
Willian
Assist
Brazil
1' Great work from Willian to created the space for a cross after latching onto a long pass down the right!
Douglas Costa
Goal
Brazil
1' GOOOOAAAAL!! Dani Alves launches a long ball down the right and Willian latches onto it. Coates fails to close him quickly, and the Chelsea winger teases a cross into the box that Costa stretches out a leg to stud into the back of the net! Fucile switched off, and Brazil have the lead inside 41 seconds!
1' And we are off!
The national anthems have now been played, so, after a fair bit of a delay, we should be underway imminently.
The teams are heading out onto the pitch now, so kick off will be upon us shortly. There's is a great crowd in Recife, with the stands awash in yellow.
Not only is Suarez back in the squad for the first time since 2014 tonight, he's also been handed the captain's armband by Oscar Tabarez. He'll shake hands with Barca team-mate Neymar during the pre-match formailities in the north east of Brazil.
Uruguay (4-3-3): Muslera; Fucile, Victorino, Coates, A. Pereira; Sanchez, Arevalo Rios, Vecino; Cavani, Suarez, Rodriguez.
Brazil (4-1-4-1): Alisson; Dani Alves, Miranda, David Luiz, Filipe Luis; Luiz Gustavo; Willian, Fernandinho, Renato Augusto, Douglas Costa; Neymar.
Although Suarez makes his return tonight, Uruguay will be ruing the losses of Diego Godin, who misses out due to a hamstring injury, and Jose Maria Gimenez. Uncapped defensive duo Guillermo Varela and Diego Polenta are in the squad, though neither player starts tonight. Matias Vecino, however, is set for a senior international debut.
Brazil lost Kaka to a muscle injury, and his replacement, Roberto Firmino, also withdrew from the squad due to a knock sustained while in action for Liverpool. Dunga opted to call up a player with more league goals than Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in Benfica's Jonas, but he only makes the bench tonight.
After a disappointing showing at the Copa America last year, Brazil started their qualifying campaign for the next World Cup in a similarly limp fashion with a 2-0 loss to Chile. However, victories over Venezuela and Peru have come either side of a draw with Argentina, and another three points tonight would send them up to second position. We should be in for a really intriguing match.
Suarez's infamous suspension, which also prohibited him from participating in any professional football for four months, was the result of a bite on Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini at World Cup 2014. The Barcelona forward was forced to sit out Uruguay's Copa America campaign last year, which ended in a quarter-final exit to eventual winners Chile. However, despite his absence from qualifying for the 2018 tournament in Russia, La Celeste sit comfortably in second position and could close the gap to leaders Ecuador - held by Paraguay yesterday - to one point with a victory tonight.
Hello and welcome to tonight's live coverage of the 2018 World Cup qualifier between Brazil and Uruguay in Recife. This is an important match for the hosts, as Argentina and Paraguay have moved above Dunga's men with results picked up earlier this week. However, all eyes will surely be on Luis Suarez, who makes his return to the international stage having served a ban for nine competitive matches.
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