South Africa vs Uruguay preview Group A

The South Africa and Uruguay Group A clash will start the second round of group action at the 2010 World Cup with all teams now having played one game each.

South Africa will meet Uruguay on Thursday 17th June at 4:30am Melbourne time at Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria which is the capital city of South Africa.

The last meeting between these sides resulted in a 0-0 draw in a 2007 friendly.

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When: Thursday 17th June
Time: 12:00am AEST Midnight Wednesday Melbourne time
Where: Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria
TV: Televised live on SBS

Last time they met
12.09.07 South Africa 0-0 Uruguay Friendly

Recent History
12.09.07 South Africa 0-0 Uruguay Friendly
17.12.97 Uruguay 4-3 South Africa Confederations

South Africa and Uruguay World Cup form

South Africa
South Africa 1 -1 Mexico
55m Siphiwe Tshabalala (Saf)
79m Rafael Marquez (Mex)

WCI Rating: 5
1st half: 2
2nd half: 3

South Africa started off slowly against the Mexicans but once they settled they were very creative with some good passing and they  moved the ball very quickly through the middle. They did turnover the ball in dangerous areas of the field at times.

Uruguay 0-0 France

WCI Rating: 5
1st half: 3
2nd half: 2

Balanced performance against France and their backline was tough to infiltrate for the French and if they continue in that vein they will be a tough team to score against in this group. They didn’t offer much threat up front on the day and will be looking for Forlorn and Suarez to offer more in upcoming games.

South Africa vs Uruguay Preview

South Africa gained one point from their first game and were unlucky not to have grabbed three after leading 1-0 when Mexico scored a 79 minute equaliser to tie the scores, although Mexico controlled play for much of the 90 minutes.

Uruguay were excellent down back against the French and after being reduced to ten men for the final 10 minutes of the game they denied all France challenges to get the draw.

South Africa play France next so will be looking at this game as a winning conveyance while Uruguay will be expecting an easier contest than the French and hopefully we might see an attacking game from two sides chasing victory.

Sportsbet odds for South Africa vs Uruguay

South Africa 3.10
Draw 3.10
Uruguay 2.40

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South Africa vs Uruguay Match Prediction

The host nation performed admirably on the opening day against Mexico with Pienaar a stand out and expect more of the same here against Uruguay.

Forlan and Suarez up front for Uruguay could be the difference in this match and the South Americans will make it tough for the Bafana Bafana and we think they can get the job done over a gallant South Africa.

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