Uruguay Camp Focus – Tabarez hints at changes

As pleased as Oscar Tabarez was after Uruguay’s hard-fought draw with France on Friday night, El Maestro seems aware that his team will need to show more attacking intent when they take on hosts South Africa in Pretoria on Wednesday. Tabarez declared that “an extra dimension” is needed ahead of La Celeste’s second Group These thoughts were echoed by defender Diego Godin, who emphasized “the need to attack more” when they take on the Bafana Bafana. While it is never easy facing the host nation, with the groundswell of support in their favour, Uruguay will surely have noted the soft underbelly South Africa showed in the opening game with Mexico, and a more clinical side than the Central Americans might have run up a cricket score, given the defensive frailties of the home team.

Given the need for a more expansive set-up, the suspension of young Nicolas Lod


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