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WC Qualification Intercontinental Play-offs

  • November 21, 2013
  • • 07:00
  • • Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
  • Referee: J. Eriksson
  • • Attendance: 62000
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Uruguay win Aggregate 5 - 0

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Uruguay 1.06 1.04 1.01 1.05
Draw 8.00 13.00 21.00 9.00
Jordan 17.00 51.00 46.00 25.00
Uruguay - Jordan Preview: La Celeste on brink of Brazil

Uruguay - Jordan Preview: La Celeste on brink of Brazil

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Oscar Tabarez's side dispatched their Asian opponents 5-0 in the first leg of their play-off and should finish the job off at a canter to book their tickets to the World Cup

Uruguay head into the second leg of their World Cup play-off with Jordan on Wednesday all but assured of a place in the finals.

The two-time world champions put themselves firmly in the driving seat by cruising to a 5-0 win in the first leg in Amman.

Uruguay have not lost a competitive match at home since October 2009 and - with the likes of Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani in excellent form - will be expected to confirm qualification with the minimum of fuss.

Coach Oscar Tabarez, who guided Uruguay to the semi-finals of the 2010 World Cup, is not anticipating any complacency from his players.

"Footballers often feel their motivation according to their needs," he said.

"When there's no need, there's no motivation but I think as we get nearer the match things will fall into place.

"I hope we can fulfil our objective, which is to play a very good match."

Jordan won a penalty shoot-out in the second leg of their AFC play-off in Uzbekistan back in September to reach this stage but have not won an away game in normal time since May 2012.

Progress to the play-off stage still represents a significant improvement for Hossam Hassan's side, who failed to make it past the first group stage in qualification for the 2010 tournament.

Striker Tha'er Bewab is well aware of the uphill task facing Jordan in Montevideo, but is hopeful his side can end their qualifying campaign with a positive result.

"We're not going to kid ourselves; we are very disappointed (with the first-leg defeat)," said Bewab.

"We told everyone at home it would be difficult but we hoped to give much more.

"Now we've come here for a good result. Above all for the public, we want to change our image."

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23M. SilvaGoalkeeper
3Diego GodínDefender
2Diego LuganoDefender
22Martín CáceresDefender
16Maxi PereiraDefender
7Cristian RodríguezMidfielder
17E. ArévaloMidfielder
14N. LodeiroMidfielder
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21Edinson CavaniStriker
9Luis SuárezStriker
-J. Castillo
-R. MuñozGoalkeeper
6Á. PereiraMidfielder
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-J. FucileDefender
-J. GiménezDefender
20Alvaro GonzalezMidfielder
15Diego PérezMidfielder
18G. RamírezMidfielder
5Walter GarganoMidfielder
11Abel HernándezStriker
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