Uruguay World Cup 2018 team guide
This article is part of the Pierre Turgeon Authentic JerseyGuardian’s 2018 World Cup Experts’ Network, a cooperation between some of the best media organisations from the 32 countries who have qualified for Russia. theguardian.com is running previews from two countries each day in the run-up to the tournament kicking off on 14 June. [Image: nike_vikings_2333.jpg]Anyone who has been watching Uruguay over the past 10 years is familiar with Óscar Tabárez’s style: his teams are built from the back to make it as difficult as possible for opponents to http://www.chicagobears.us.com/WOMENS-CODY-WHITEHAIR-JERSEY.html score. Then it is all about giving the ball to the team’s world-class forwards, Luis Suárez and Edinson Cavani. His Uruguay sides have always been strong in central defence, with Brent Urban Jersey full-backs who attack only when absolutely necessary. Then there is a midfield that traditionally has been much more combative than creative, with an emphasis on moving the ball forward as quickly as possible. It has been vertical football with one aim – to hit opponents on the break. Until now Uruguay have not needed to be much more than firm in defence and dangerous in attack – but then something happened. The team, together for so long, needed renewing, especially in midfield. And this changing of the guard has happened much more quickly than anyone thought possible. With the new players, a new style arrived. The emergence of players such as Federico Valverde (Deportivo La Coruña on loan from Real Madrid), Rodrigo Bentancur (Juventus), Nahitan Nández (Boca Juniors) and Matías Vecino (Internazionale) forced Tabárez to change his approach. In the end, with these dynamic and talented players, the transformation of Uruguay’s gameplan was almost inevitable. For a long time Tabárez had said that Uruguay did not have the players to adopt a “European” style, ie physical as well as creative. Now he has them and, in the last World Cup qualifiers and subsequent friendlies, he has used a different approach. The defence remains the same, with Diego Godín and José María Giménez being that rare combination at a World Cup – a pair who play together week in, week out (for Atlético Madrid). To the left, the hope is that Martín Cáceres (Verona) will arrive in good shape after two injury-hit seasons, and on the right there will be a battle between the experienced Maximiliano Pereira (Porto) and the young Guillermo Varela (Peñarol) to be in the XI. It http://www.saintsofficialonlineshop.com/SUPER-BOWL-HAUOLI-KIKAHA-JERSEY is in midfield where the real change has happened: Vecino is a guaranteed starter after a superb season with Inter but then there is a question of whether Betancur or Valverde will accompany him – both prefer to go forward and create rather than carry out defensive duties but they have developed from playing in Italy and Spain respectively. To the right, Nández is expected to start while on the left Cristian Rodríguez is the preferred candidate, although he lacks the endurance of his earlier years. In Jihad Ward Authentic Jersey attack, well, there is not much to add to the names of Cavani and Suárez. Remember, though, that structural changes take time to become a habit. The basic concept of 4-4-2 with pressure all over the pitch has not altered but the central midfielders now treat the ball better and the service to Suárez and Cavani is much improved. We also know that the World Cup is not a place to experiment. It is possible that, in the event of a poor result in the opener against Egypt, Tabárez will return to his more defensive approach. It would not be the first time: in the first international tournament of his second spell as Uruguay coach (the 2007 Copa América in Peru) he suddenly abandoned his initial approach of using three forwards.http://brooklynne.net/profiles/blogs/another-on-the-jersey

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