Uruguay: Muslera; Pereira, Lugano, Coates, Caceres; Rios, Gargano, Ramirez, Rodriguez; Forlan, Cavani
Liverpool’s Luis Suarez will not be fit in time for Saturday’s game.
N. Ireland: Carrol; Hughes, Lafferty, McCullough, McLaughlin; Davis, Baird, Clingan, McGinn; Paterson, Ward.
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Uruguay commence their World Cup exhibition campaign on Saturday morning when they host Northern Ireland in Montevideo.
The world of football skipped a beat at the news that Liverpool superstar and Premier League top scorer Luis Suarez had been injured in training and may be forced to miss the World Cup. Despite the cautious optimism following the injury, including Suarez himself who had texted fellow Liverpool colleagues he will be fit on time for the World Cup, the star striker will miss the N. Ireland fixture.
Northern Ireland’s squad is plagued by injury, which in turn forced manager Michael O’Neill to name a youthful group, including five uncapped players, to the fixture in Montevideo.
101GG Prediction: Uruguay 3 – N. Ireland 0
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Northern Ireland secured a shock win against Russia in their World Cup qualifying group. It was their only victory in 10 attempts as they finished second-bottom.