Group C winner Colombia will play their round of 16 match against the runners up of group D Uruguay. Once again, Estadio Maracana is all set for one more giant clash in this World Cup. Winner of pre quarter final will get ticket of next round & loser will go to home of-course. Hose Pekerman’s squad enjoyed a fantastic tournament so far & now they will experience the next level pressure. The Sky & Blue One had a crucial group stage round with some controversies also. Let’s have a discussion on match preview with time & stats of Colombia vs Uruguay pre quarter final match of the world cup.
Colombia vs Uruguay Round of 16 Schedule
|Competition||2014 FIFA World Cup|
|Date||28–6‑2014 [GMT] & 29–6‑2014 [IST]|
|Time||8:00 pm [GMT] & 1:30 am [IST]|
|Stadium||Estadio Maracana, Rio de Janerio|
|Audience capacity||96,000 spectators|
|First team||Los Cafeteros|
|Second team||La Garra Charrua|
|Round||Round of 16 [pre-quarter final]|
|Referee||Bjorn Kuipers [Netherlands]|
|Sony SIX, Caracol TV|
Monte Carlo TV, ABC, Univision
Complete list of TV telecast channels in other nation is given below.
Colombia: Caracol TV, RCN TV, win Sports, Millicom
Uruguay: Monte Carlo TV, Sociedad Anonima Emisoras de Television y Anexos
Canada: CBC, Sportsnet, TVA, Eastlink TV
Mexico: Televisa, TV Azteca, Cinepolis
USA: ESPN, ABC, Univision
UK: ITV 1, ITV Player
Spain: Mediaset Espana, Gol Television
France: TF1, beIN Sports, Germany: ARD, ZDF
Germany: ARD, ZDF
Singapore: Mediacorp, Singtel
Norway: NRK, TV2
New Zealand: TVNZ, Sky Sport
Ukraine: NTHU, Ukrayina
Switzerland: SRG, SSR
Sweden: SVT, TV4
Colombia vs Uruguay Preview
Out of last international meetings, Colombia won 11 games & their rivals won 18 matches. Total of 9 matches played between these 2 national teams were draws. So far 97 goals have been scored, 43 by the Coffeers & 54 by The sky blue ones.
Luis Suarez will miss this match & upcoming 9 international matches also. He will not even be allowed to watch this match due to strict ban of football governing body FIFA. The player returned to home where he welcomed as a hero.
It would be very tough task for Uruguay in absence of Suarez as they have faced defeat against against Costa Rica by 3–1. The team qualified as runners-up of Group D after winning 2 games scoring 4 goals total.
Los Cafeteros have not lost even a single match since 2–0 loss in September last year. There are some strong confirmations Yepes’s injury recovery to start. He was rested from the start in the 4–1 win over Japan.
Last head to head between these 2 was played on 10th of September 2013 which was clean sheet victory of Uruguay by 2–3. James Rodriguez is the leading goal scorer for Colombia who has scored 3 goals in this tournament so far followed by Jackson Martinez [2 goals].
Match Highlights & Stats
As expected Uruguay suffered in the absence of Luis Suarez, who got banned for 9 international matches after bite incident. Los Cafeteros made a clean sheet victory of 2–0 & registered their names for quarter final of 2014 FIFA World Cup. James Rodrigues was awarded with man of the match for scored one goal in first & second half.
|2 [James Rodriguez 28′ 50′]||Goals||0|
|8||Shots on target||9|