Uruguay debuted at the World Cup in Qatar this Thursday, in Group H, and was only tied with South Korea. Coach Diego Alonso was contested by the starting lineup, which did not present prominent names in the selection, but downplayed the result and said that now the focus is on the next challenge.
“The game went like this: in the first half they handled the ball a little more, especially in the first 20 minutes, and then we managed to improve, we had more control. In the second half, we had a clearer match, we lacked a little more fluidity in the middle of the field to find play between the lines and one on one on the wings, “he said.
“We had some chances but we know how World Cup matches are: tight, complex, complicated. It’s not about justice, it’s about results. We got a draw and logically we wanted to win, but we’re going to take the point and prepare for the whatever comes,” added the coach.
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In Group H there are still Portugal and Ghana, who also face each other on this farm. The two teams enter the field at 13:00 (Brasília time).
The second round of the Group Stage, valid by bracket, is scheduled to take place next Monday. While the Koreans face Ghana at 10 am, the Uruguayans face Portugal later, at 4 pm.