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June 27, 2013 12:30 AM IST
Estádio Governador Magalhães Pinto — Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais
Referee:‬ E. Osses‎
Attendance:‬ 57483‎
 
41′ Fred
86′ Paulinho
 

Brazil-Uruguay Preview: Neymar and Cavani top semi-final billing

The Selecao continue their quest for a third straight Confederations Cup title with a last-four showdown against Oscar Tabarez's side in Belo Horizonte

By Karthick Arvinth

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Brazil defender David Luiz is available for Wednesday's last-four clash against Uruguay after recovering from a bruised leg.

Midfielder Paulinho is set to return to the starting XI after missing the 4-2 win over Italy with an ankle injury, but Bernard (foot) is a doubt.

Hulk is expected to start ahead of Lucas Moura in attack, despite failing to impress in the group stage.

Uruguay captain Diego Lugano returns after serving a one-match ban for accumulating two yellow cards, but fellow defender Andres Scotti is ruled out after getting sent off in the 8-0 win over Tahiti.

Coach Oscar Tabarez is likely to persist with the attacking trio of Luis Suarez, Diego Forlan and Edinson Cavani despite Abel Hernandez's four-goal haul against the Pacific islanders.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Brazil are on a four-match winning run and are unbeaten in their last nine.
  • The Selecao have won their last two encounters with Uruguay, including a 4-0 thumping in a World Cup qualifier in June 2009.
  • Luiz Felipe Scolari's first-ever match in charge of Brazil ended in a 1-0 defeat to Uruguay in July 2001.
  • Uruguay have won four of their last five international fixtures.
  • The two-time world champions have registered just one victory in their last seven encounters against South American opponents (W1, D2, L4).
  • It is 63 years since Uruguay's famous 'Maracanazo' victory, when they defeated hosts Brazil 2-1 in the World Cup final of 1950.
  • Luis Suarez (pictured, right) scored his 35th and 36th goals for Uruguay in the win over Tahiti to replace Diego Forlan at the top of the all-time scorers' list.


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Available Squads
12Julio CésarGoalkeeper
2Daniel AlvesDefender
3Thiago SilvaDefender
4David LuizDefender
6MarceloDefender
10OscarMidfielder
17Luiz GustavoMidfielder
18PaulinhoMidfielder
9FredStriker
11NeymarStriker
19HulkStriker
1JeffersonGoalkeeper
-Diego Cavalieri
13DanteDefender
-Filipe Luis
-Réver
-Fernando
7LucasMidfielder
-Hernanes
-Jean
20BernardMidfielder
-Jadson
21Striker
1Néstor Muslera MicolGoalkeeper
2Diego LuganoDefender
3Diego GodínDefender
16Maxi PereiraDefender
22Martín CáceresDefender
7Cristian RodríguezMidfielder
17E. ArévaloMidfielder
20Alvaro GonzalezMidfielder
9Luis SuárezStriker
10Diego ForlánStriker
7Edinson CavaniStriker
12J. CastilloGoalkeeper
23M. SilvaGoalkeeper
4Sebastián CoatesDefender
6Á. PereiraMidfielder
13M. AguirregarayDefender
5Walter GarganoMidfielder
-S. Eguren
14N. LodeiroMidfielder
15Diego PérezMidfielder
18G. RamírezMidfielder
11Abel HernándezStriker
Results
Semi-Finals
Times In IST
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Fernando Torres Fernando Torres
Striker
Chelsea
5 0
Fred Fred
Striker
Fluminense
5 0
Abel Hernández Abel Hernández
Striker
Palermo
4 1
Neymar Neymar
Striker
Barcelona
4 0
Javier Hernández Javier Hernández
Striker
Man. United
3 1