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With Arrascaeta starting on the bench, Uruguay loses to Iran in friendly

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This Friday, the Uruguay started the friendlies of the FIFA date with a defeat. In front of the Will, at the NV Arena, in Austria, the Uruguayans were defeated by 1 to 0, with a goal from Taremi. Both teams are preparing for the World Cup.

During the game, midfielder Arrascaeta, winger Varela, both from Flamengo, and winger Matías Vinã, ex-palmeirense, started the game on the bench but entered throughout the match. Right at the beginning of the duel, Uruguay suffered an important loss when Ronald Araújo, defender of Barcelona, ​​left the field injured.

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The goal of the match came only in the second half, scored by Mehdi Taremi, one of the main Iranian players. Despite being a reference for the Iranian team, the Porto striker started the match on the bench, but went to the field at the beginning of the second stage.

In the 34th minute of the second half, the Iranian number 9 received a cross from Karim Ansarifard at the entrance of the area and hit it first. The ball died in the back of Rochet’s nets, who could not make the save.

Even with the starting team on the field and favoritism for the duel, the Uruguayans could not react and, thus, were defeated despite the greater possession of the ball.

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Now, Uruguay returns to the field next Tuesday, at 1:00 pm (Brasília time), to face Canada at Tehelné Pole, in Slovakia. Iran plays on the same day, against Senegal, at 3 pm.

And in the World Cup?

At the Worlds, the teams will not meet in the first phase. Iran is in Group B, with England, the United States and Wales. The Iranians debut on November 21, at 10 am (GMT), against the English.

Uruguay is in Group H, which includes Portugal, Ghana and South Korea, with its debut scheduled for November 24, also at 10 am, against the South Koreans.

Source: Gazetaesportiva

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