Uruguay vs Brazil Highlights, World Cup Qualifier: Nunez, De La Cruz take URU to 2-0 win over BRA; Neymar off injured

URU vs BRA, Highlights: Sportstar’s updates from the South American World Cup Qualifier between Uruguay and Brazil at Montevideo.

Updated : Oct 18, 2023 07:53 IST

Uruguay's forward Darwin Nunez celebrates after scoring during the 2026 FIFA World Cup South American qualification football match between Uruguay and Brazil at the Centenario Stadium in Montevideo
Uruguay's forward Darwin Nunez celebrates after scoring during the 2026 FIFA World Cup South American qualification football match between Uruguay and Brazil at the Centenario Stadium in Montevideo | Photo Credit: AFP

Uruguay's forward Darwin Nunez celebrates after scoring during the 2026 FIFA World Cup South American qualification football match between Uruguay and Brazil at the Centenario Stadium in Montevideo | Photo Credit: AFP

Welcome to Sportstar’s Highlights from the South American World Cup Qualifier between Uruguay and Brazil at Montevideo.

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  • October 18, 2023 07:35
    Full Time - URU 2 - 0 BRA

    A historic win for Uruguay at the Centenary stadium. A first win in 22 years against Brazil in the qualifiers. Brazil just did not turn up today. No real attacking threat despite all the talent.

    With this win Uruguay moves to seven points, level with Brazil in the standings.

  • October 18, 2023 07:32

    Brazil not really threatening even to get a consolation. Just a matter of a couple of minutes now.

  • October 18, 2023 07:28

    Five minutes of stoppage time added.

  • October 18, 2023 07:27
    89’ URU 2 - 0 BRA

    Cunha goes sliding in to win the ball back up the field and is shown a yellow within minutes of coming on the pitch.

  • October 18, 2023 07:25
    86’ More subtitutions for Uruguay

    Out: M Araujo, Pellistri

    In: Vecino, Piquerez

  • October 18, 2023 07:23
    84’ Subtitutions for both teams


    Out: Oliveira

    In: Matias Vina


    Out: Vinicius, Guimaraes

    In: Cunha, Veiga

  • October 18, 2023 07:21

    Another chance for Uruguay as Valverde lets fly from the edge of the box. Blocked by the defender though. G Jesus is shown a yellow for his challenge on De La Cruz.

  • October 18, 2023 07:18
    80’ URU 2 - 0 BRA

    Vinicius to take a free kicl from near the centre line. The cross comes into the far post but is easily cleared by the defence.

  • October 18, 2023 07:16
    77’ Uruguay makes it two!

    GOAL!! De La Cruz doubles the lead. Was a throw in from the right. Nunez did extremely well to fight off two defenders and somehow push the ball into De La Cruz who had an easy finish.

    URU 2 - 0 BRA

  • October 18, 2023 07:12
    73’ Subtitutions from Brazil

    Out: Augusto, Couto.

    In: Arana, Neres

  • October 18, 2023 07:10

    A strong challenge from behind by Casemiro on De La Cruz and he is the latest to be shown the yellow card.

  • October 18, 2023 07:07
    69’ Rodrygo thumps the crossbar!!

    Chance!! Rodrygo thuds his 30-yard freekick against the crossbar after Guimaraes was brought down by Valverde. Brazil so close to the equalising goal.

  • October 18, 2023 07:06
    68’ Subtitution for Uruguay

    B Mendez replaces N Nandez at right back.

  • October 18, 2023 07:02
    64’ URU 1 - 0 BRA

    Vinicius goes down in the box again but the referee is unmoved. Tried to play a cute one-two with Rodrygo but it comes to nothing.

  • October 18, 2023 06:59

    First real chance of the match for Brazil. Couto’s cross in from the right almost finds Richarlison. The defender heads it clear for Brazil’s first corner. It comes to nothing though as Gabriel’s header is wide.

  • October 18, 2023 06:57
    59’ URU 1 - 0 BRA

    Guimaraes looks to cross one in from the edge of the box. In the end it was not really a cross or a shot and Rochet claims it easily.

  • October 18, 2023 06:55

    Nandez is shown a yellow for a foul on Vinicus. Accidental hit to the face but he goes into the referee’s book.

  • October 18, 2023 06:54
    55’ URU 1 - 0 BRA

    Uruguay with more control of possession so far this half. Brazil will need something drastically different to find a route back in this game.

  • October 18, 2023 06:49

    First Brazil attack of the half with Richarlison and Rodrygo combining near the penalty box. Nothing comes off it though. Just a goal kick for Uruguay.

  • October 18, 2023 06:47
    47’ URU 1 - 0 BRA

    Strong start to the half for Uruguay. Nunez finds space to loft one into the box but there are no takers. Better option would have been a low cutback to De La Cruz at the edge of the box.

  • October 18, 2023 06:44
    Second half underway

    Uruguay get the 2nd half underway. A one goal lead to protect for the hosts.

  • October 18, 2023 06:28
    Half Time

    A very bland half of football from both the teams. Brazil with more control of possesion - 66% but no real end product. Just one shot from either team in the half and that was the opening goal from Darwin Nunez. Stay Tuned for the second half.

  • October 18, 2023 06:26

    Rodrygo becomes the latest player to enter the book for a stamp on the opponent. The referee blows for Half-time immediately after the resultant freekick is taken.

  • October 18, 2023 06:23
    45’ Neymar goes out injured

    Neymar looks to be in pain following a challenge near the middle of the pitch. Looks like a serious knee issue. He is stretchered off from the field. Richarlison getting ready to replace him.

    Three minutes of stoppage time to play.

  • October 18, 2023 06:18
    42’ Goal!!! Nunez scores!!!

    GOAL!!! First shot from either team in the game and its the hosts that take the lead. Araujo turned Couto on the left flank and crossed it in for Darwin Nunez to head it in past Ederson. VAR check in progress for offside. Goal given.

    URU 1 - 0 BRA

  • October 18, 2023 06:15

    Casemiro and Neymar try to combine near the centre of the pitch. Neymar attempts to chest the ball into the path of Casemiro but the defence intercepts and clears.

  • October 18, 2023 06:13
    35’ URU 0 - 0 BRA

    Gabriel Jesus is brought down 40 yards away from goal. Neymar puts the freekick into the box. Marquinhos manages to get his head to it but the defence wins the second ball and clears.

  • October 18, 2023 06:09

    Brazil steal possession and counter. Rodrygo finds Vinicus who is brought down by Nandez. No card for the Uruguay right back though.

  • October 18, 2023 06:06
    30’ URU 0 - 0 BRA

    Some space for Vinicius and he puts a cross into the box from the left but it is headed clear by R Araujo.

  • October 18, 2023 06:02

    Darwin Nunez is played through but Gabriel does well to stay close to him, forcing him to cut back and eventually the chance fizzles out. A sample of Nunez’s pace on show there.

  • October 18, 2023 06:00

    Neymar has found himself in good positions in midfield, receiving the ball between defence and midfield but his passing has been very wayward in the first half.

  • October 18, 2023 05:57
    21’ URU 0 - 0 BRA

    Second booking of the game and its Darwin Nunez that goes into the book. Went flying into Rodrygo after he had played the ball. Completely unnecessary challenge that.

  • October 18, 2023 05:56

    Hilarous little argument between Nandez and the fourth official there as the referee doesn’t move to give him space to take the throw-in. He was too far forward says the referee.

  • October 18, 2023 05:53
    18’ URU 0 - 0 BRA

    Pellistri manages to turn and find space at the right-side edge of the penalty box and tries to put a cross in but the ball is deemed to have crossed the line. Goal kick.

  • October 18, 2023 05:51

    Back to a phase of calm possession for Brazil after a lot of pinball in midfield. Rodrygo has been able to find some space down the centre of the pitch for Brazil but no real chance created so far.

  • October 18, 2023 05:48

    Vinicus makes a run into the box and falls down under the challenge from Ugarte. No penalty given though. Went down too easily.

  • October 18, 2023 05:46
    10’ URU 0 - 0 BRA

    First booking of the game and it is Ronald Araujo. A strong challenge on Gabriel Jesus near the centre of the pitch. One of the Uruguayan coaches gets shown an yellow as well.

  • October 18, 2023 05:43

    Huge boos from the crowd as the referee doesn’t blow for a foul by Rodrygo. Looks like he very much got the ball though.

  • October 18, 2023 05:40

    Gabriel gives the ball away with a poor pass and Uruguay makes a foray forward. Araujo tries to get a ball in from the left but it is cut out by the Brazilian defence.

  • October 18, 2023 05:38
    3’ URU 0 - 0 BRA

    Brazil with complete control of posession in the opening minutes. Uruguay with a sniff of a chance with Oliveira trying to send Araujo through on the left, but Couto did well to cut it out.

  • October 18, 2023 05:35
    Match kicks off

    Uruguay are playing in the traditional blue kit. Brazil in its Yellow shirt and blue shorts as well.

    Brazil will get us underway.

  • October 18, 2023 05:28
    All set for the World Cup Qualifier

    The teams make their way out to the middle at the Estadio Centenario in Montevideo. Time for the national anthems.

    A few boos going around as the sound system encounters an issue just before the Uruguayan national anthem is played.

  • October 18, 2023 05:20
    URU vs BRA - Last Five meetings

    Brazil 4 - 1 Uruguay - Oct 2021

    Brazil 2 - 0 Uruguay - Nov 2020

    Brazil 4 - 1 Uruguay - Mar 2017

    Uruguay 2 - 2 Brazil - Mar 2016

    Brazil 4 - 0 Uruguay - Jun 2009

  • October 18, 2023 05:15
    Newcastle United’s midfield maestro in action for Brazil today
  • October 18, 2023 05:06
    Current Form

    URU - D, L, W, W, W

    BRA - D, W, W, W, W

  • October 18, 2023 05:01
    Marcelo Bielsa’s men out to test the 5x World Cup winners
  • October 18, 2023 04:57
    URU vs BRA - Preview

    Brazil fans were frustrated with the draw against Venezuela, a team that has never qualified to a World Cup. The 31-year-old Neymar was the team’s most criticized player after that encounter because of several missed passes and floppy finishes.

    The Al-Hilal striker was filmed leaving the pitch in anger as some fans threw popcorn at him. Brazil’s football tradition calls “pipoqueiro” (popcorn man) the players who fail to deliver in big matches. He is likely to face Uruguay at the Centenario Stadium in Montevideo on Tuesday.

    Neymar is Brazil’s all-time top goal scorer with 79 goals in official matches.

    Brazil’s new coach Fernando Diniz, who was also criticized after the draw with Venezuela, is likely to make three changes for the next round of qualifying.

    Right-back Danilo is injured, and is set to be replaced by Yan Couto. Left-back Guilherme Arana is expected to be replaced with the 24-year-old Carlos Augusto, who will make his national team debut. And striker Richarlison, on a six-match goal drought for the national team, could lose his position to Gabriel Jesus.

    Uruguay has not beaten Brazil in World Cup qualifying since 2001. Captain Federico Valverde is optimistic about the match after a 2-2 draw at Colombia. He said he and Real Madrid teammates Vinicius Júnior and Rodrygo of Brazil have spent weeks talking about the encounter.

    “We could have gotten a better result, but at least we returned with one point, which always suits us,” Valverde said of the draw. Uruguay has been coached by Argentine Marcelo Bielsa since the start of South American qualifying.

    - AP

  • October 18, 2023 04:40

    Uruguay: Rochet (GK), M Olivera, M Caceres, R Araujo, N Nandez; M Ugartem F Valverde (C), M Araujo, N De La Cruz, F Pellistri; D Nunez

    Brazil: Ederson (GK), C Augusto, Gabriel, Marquinhos, Y Couto; Casemiro, B Guimaraes, Rodrygo, Neymar, Vinicius Jr; Gabriel Jesus

  • October 18, 2023 04:35

    What time does the Uruguay vs Brazil World Cup qualifier kick off?

    The Uruguay vs Brazil World Cup qualifier match will kick-off at 5:30 am IST.

    Where can we watch the Uruguay vs Brazil World Cup qualifier match?

    The Uruguay vs Brazil World Cup qualifier match will be live streamed on the Fancode app. Follow Sportstar’s live blog for live scores and updates from the match.

  • October 18, 2023 04:31
    Stay Tuned

    Hello and Welcome to Sportstar’s live coverage of the FIFA World Cup Qualifier between Uruguay and Brazil. Stay Tuned for the starting lineups and all live updates from the game in Montevideo.

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