It was yet another fixture and continuation of the ongoing Copa America tournament. An exciting fixture between two great footballing nations. Uruguay locked horn against Japan who are one of the outside nations to participate in this edition of the Copa America, as they both battle in group C of the group stage.
Uruguay who pretty much had a decent world cup outing, also have another chance to bring back a piece of silverware home. It has been a long time since they won a major trophy, and will be looking to go all the way in this competition. They are one of the favorites to clinch this edition of the Copa America and will fight to ensure that they achieve the expectations.
Japan who also had a fantastic world cup outing, and were disappointed to have lost out to Belgium in a sad way, but will be looking to restore happiness back by going all the way in this competition. They are one of the nations who are not from South America to join this edition of Copa America, and they will be looking to show the other nations what they are capable of.
Brief Post-Match Analyses
It was a fabulous atmosphere at the Arena do Gremio, as supporters were all buzzing with excitements.
Uruguay lined up in a 4-4-2 formation, while Japan also setup in a 4-4-2 formation as well. The game began and both teams started the game in a pretty high-intensity fashion, showing their intent and really wanted to take control of the game. Both teams had a couple of good chances early in the game, but it Japan who broke the deadlock almost halfway through to the first half, but weren’t able to secure their lead, as Uruguay came from behind twice in about the same time interval to ensure that they both get an equal share of the pie.
Miyoshi got the first goal of the match for Japan in the 25th minute, striking the ball from a tight corner, to put the non-South Americans in front.
Suarez got the quick equalizer for Uruguay in the 32nd minute, converting from the penalty spot to draw level before halftime.
Miyoshi put Japan back in front yet again in the 59th minute, being at the right place at the right time to tap the spilled ball into the unguarded net.
Gimenez drew the game level in the 66th minute, heading in from a corner kick to ensure that both nations settle for a draw.
It was a great game of football for both nations as they keep fighting in the group stage. For Uruguay, this draw means that they move to the top of the group with a point above Chile. For Japan, they are yet to find their first win in 3rd place on the group table.
And that is a wrap…
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