Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Italy vs Uruguay - FIFA World Cup 2014 Preview

Master-blaster of the final Showdown of Group Stages


A night, a match which I was personally eagerly waiting for and here it comes. The thriller, nail-biting and sensational match of the group stages. A match that decides the second team to proceed to the next round.Uruguay's Luis Suarez with his current form is a major threat for his opponent while on other hand Balotelli the striking power of Italians so it will be a treat to watch.

Group A: Italy vs. Uruguay
Venue: Estadio das Dunas, Natal, Brazil
Kick-off: June 24 | 12 pm ET 
Referee: Marco Rodriquez (Mexico).


Uruguay in lieu to the header from his Club Colleague(Gerrard) manages to steal golden points from England with 2-1 victory and both were scored by Suarez. on the other hand Italy defeated England with 2-1 and got defeat from Costa Rica. 

I remember the Buffon statement before WC'14
Opponents have to sweat really hard to cross Italy's Defense 

Historical Stats

This is their 10 head-to-head matchup. Uruguay is ahead with three wins against two losses, with four draws. They last played for third place in the Confederations Cup last year, with Italy winning on penalty kicks.

Recent form:

Italy: LDDWWL
Uruguay: DDWWLW

Predicted Line-ups & Formations:

Italy (Formation 3-3-2-2): Buffon; Abate, Barzagli, Chiellini, Darmian; De Rossi, Pirlo, Verratti, Marchisio, Candreva; Balotelli
Uruguay (Formation 4-3-1-2): Muslera; A Pereira, Gimenez, Godin, Caceres; M Pereira, Gargano, Rodriguez, Arevalo; Suarez, Cavani







Key Clashes:

  • SUAREZ VS. BALOTELLI
  • DIFFERING TRAJECTORIES
  • Buffon Vs Suarez
  • Cavani Vs Pirlo

Players to be watched:

Italy: Pirlo, Balotelli, Chiellini, Buffon
Uruguay: Suarez, Cavani, Godin, Rodriguez

What on stake?

Both teams have been beaten by Costa Rica & both have defeated England so its a must win for a team which want to go through that round

Prediction:
Italy being my favorite i hope to see italy on the winning side but Suarez is too Vicious for italian defenders, so i'll go for 2-1 victory of Uruguay over Italy
Posted By: Ahsan Avais

Italy vs Uruguay - FIFA World Cup 2014 Preview

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