Diego Godin He continues to have muscle discomfort, for which an MRI was performed in the morning in Brasilia, which ruled out a tear that might have radiated from the America Cup, but it is serious doubt to play on Saturday against Colombia by quarterfinals.
Even more. On Wednesday he worked separately with Uruguay, and if in the training that will take place today in Brasilia, Godin He does not train normally, he will surely be out of Saturday’s game from 18 local time (midnight in Spain) at the Mané Garrincha Stadium.
It has been the policy of the technician Tabárez place in the movement 48 hours before the games the alignment that you intend to place on the field, and that footballer who does not train with his teammates, does not play.
This was the case with Diego Lugano before the clash with England in the 2014 World Cup. Lugano was injured in his debut against Costa Rica, and in key training before playing against the English he was not fit. He asked Tabárez that he waited for him until the end, due to his status as captain for a decade, and the coach’s response, more words, fewer words, was conclusive: “You know that whoever does not train normally 48 hours before, does not play.
The same situation was experienced with Edinson cavani at the 2018 World Cup, before the decisive quarterfinal game against France. Two days earlier, Cavani touched the ball, made an intense physical movement, but did not act alongside his teammates. Although there was speculation with his presence before the Gauls, he did not even go to the substitute bench.
Sebastian Coates, starter
If the absence of Godin, which today pays 2.20, the holder will be Sebastian Coates. The champion player with Sporting Lisboa in the last season, entered for Godín in the complement of Monday’s game against Paraguay, and had a solid performance. Coates will share central defense with Josema Gimenez.
The other central defender, Barça player Ronald Araujo, continues his evolution of muscular discomfort. The tear was also ruled out, but he has not played football with the rest of the squad.
In point, it seems clear that Luis Suarez will return to ownership, along with Edinson Cavani. One of the midfielders who played in the last game of the group stage must come out. Matías Vecino and Fede Valverde seem to be number one, so the substituted will come out of the third Rodrigo Bentancur, Giorgian De Arrascaeta and Nico De La Cruz.