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February 6, 2013 1:00 PM EST
Khalifa International Stadium — ad-Dōha (Doha)
Referee:‬ Fahad Al Marri‎
Attendance:‬ 48000‎
 
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International friendly preview: Spain - Uruguay

The champions of Europe and South America meet in the Qatari capital looking to fine-tune preparations ahead of key World Cup qualifiers next month.

By Karthick Arvinth

Sergio Ramos, Andrés Iniesta - Spain
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  PROBABLE LINEUPS

SPAIN

Valdes
Arbeloa, Pique, Puyol, Alba
Fabregas, Busquets, Iniesta
Silva, Villa, Pedro
URUGUAY

Muslera
M Pereira, Lugano, Godin, A Pereira
Gonzalez, Arevalo, Gargano
Suarez, Forlan, Cavani

Spain playmaker Xavi will miss Wednesday’s friendly against Uruguay at the Khalifa International Stadium with a hamstring injury.

Real Madrid duo Xabi Alonso (groin) and Iker Casillas (hand) also miss out, while Javi Martinez, Roberto Soldado and Fernando Torres have all been omitted by coach Vicente del Bosque.

Defender Cesar Azpilicueta and playmaker Isco are both included in the 20-man squad and could make their international debuts off the bench.

Uruguay boss Oscar Tabarez is without midfielder Gaston Ramirez, who suffered a leg injury while on club duty for Southampton during the weekend.

La Celeste’s attacking trio of Luis Suarez, Diego Forlan and Edinson Cavani may start together for the first time since the 3-0 qualifying defeat to Argentina last October.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Spain is on a 17-match unbeaten run (W13, D4) stretching back to November 2011.
  • La Roja have won two of their last three encounters against Uruguay.
  • Carles Puyol (pictured, right) will become the seventh player to reach 100 appearances for Spain if he plays on Wednesday.
  • Uruguay has won just one of its last six matches (W1, D2, L3).
  • The South Americans are fifth in the CONMEBOL qualifying zone, eight points off leaders Argentina.
  • Luis Suarez needs four more strikes to overtake Diego Forlan’s record of 33 goals and become Uruguay’s all-time leading scorer.


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Last Five Matches
Spain
Mar 5, 2014Spain 1 - Italy 0FR
Nov 19, 2013South Africa 1 - Spain 0FR
Nov 16, 2013Equatorial Guinea 1 - Spain 2FR
Oct 15, 2013Spain 2 - Georgia 0WCQE
Oct 11, 2013Spain 2 - Belarus 1WCQE
Uruguay
Mar 5, 2014Austria 1 - Uruguay 1FR
Nov 20, 2013Uruguay 0 - Jordan 0WCQ
Nov 13, 2013Jordan 0 - Uruguay 5WCQ
Oct 15, 2013Uruguay 3 - Argentina 2WCQS
Oct 11, 2013Ecuador 1 - Uruguay 0WCQS
Odds
Team News
Available Squads
12Víctor ValdésGoalkeeper
2César AzpilicuetaDefender
18Jordi AlbaDefender
-Carles Puyol
15Sergio RamosDefender
16BusquetsMidfielder
20Santi CazorlaMidfielder
10Cesc FàbregasMidfielder
6Andrés Iniesta LujánMidfielder
13Juan MataStriker
11PedroStriker
23Pepe ReinaGoalkeeper
17ArbeloaDefender
19MonrealDefender
3PiquéDefender
21David SilvaMidfielder
-IscoMidfielder
-Mario SuárezMidfielder
7David VillaStriker
11NegredoStriker
1Néstor Muslera MicolGoalkeeper
3Diego GodínDefender
2Diego LuganoDefender
22Martín CáceresDefender
16Maxi PereiraDefender
20Alvaro GonzalezMidfielder
7Cristian RodríguezMidfielder
15Diego PérezMidfielder
14N. LodeiroMidfielder
7Edinson CavaniStriker
9Luis SuárezStriker
23M. SilvaGoalkeeper
6Á. PereiraMidfielder
19A. ScottiDefender
13M. AguirregarayDefender
4Sebastián CoatesDefender
17E. ArévaloMidfielder
-Chory Castro
5Walter GarganoMidfielder
10G. RamírezStriker
10Diego ForlánStriker
-Sebastián Fernández Miglierina
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
A. Pulido A. Pulido
Striker
Tigres
4 0
Chris Wondolowski Chris Wondolowski
Striker
San Jose Earthquakes
3 0
Neymar Neymar
Striker
Barcelona
3 0
Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo
Striker
Real Madrid
2 0
Ivica Olic Ivica Olic
Striker
Wolfsburg
2 0