The Uruguayan Selection He faced the last training session in his country on Wednesday before leaving for Brazil to start playing the America Cup, in which he will debut this Friday against Argentina at the Mané Garrincha stadium in Brasilia.
As detailed by the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF), the day began with the PCR tests to the entire staff, who, later, did tactical work in one of the open fields of the Celeste Complex -located on the outskirts of Montevideo-.
In the last hours there was a lot of speculation about the eleven with which the ‘Maestro’ Oscar Washington Tabárez works for the debut against Albiceleste, since Fede Valverde, the Real Madrid midfielder, could be on the bench.
This Wednesday at 3:00 p.m., the Tabárez team will leave for Brasilia, where they will await the duel against the team led by Lionel Messi.
La Celeste will be the last of the group to debut, because it had a free date on the first day. In the days before starting the trip, the main players of the team, Luis Suárez and Edinson Cavani, made reference to the importance of this competition, which, they assure, will be the last they play in their careers.
What’s more. Suárez highlighted to the press on Tuesday that the team knows it is in debt after the poor performance shown in the last double day of the South American Qualifiers of the 2022 World Cup with goalless draws against Paraguay and Venezuela.
The Atlético de Madrid star also said that they are prepared to face the forceful offense of Argentina, which comes from a 1-1 draw against Chile, although he knows it will be a tough duel, like all the Rio de la Plata classics.
Cavani, meanwhile, said on Monday that this will be “the last dance” of many Celeste footballers, so they are looking forward to having a good tournament.
“In terms of football, my goal at the national team level is to be able to achieve that other dream of reaching the World Cup in Qatar and then step aside and dedicate myself more to my family, my people, my things. I think we are in that last dance “, highlighted the Manchester United striker.
In the Copa América, Uruguay will make their debut against Argentina on Friday, June 18, while their other rivals in group A are Paraguay, Chile and Bolivia.