Uruguay will play Morocco in a couple of days’ time

Uruguay will play Morocco in a couple of days’ time and that will be the last opportunity for Oscar Tabarez, the man in charge of La Celeste, to make a decision regarding the players that he would pick for the defence of the Copa America crown.

Uruguay had clinched that crown in 2011 beating Paraguay in title game played at Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti.

But, there is a bit of difference in the team that Uruguay had during that tournament and the team that they have right now. They were much stronger back then with Luis Suarez in there and firing.

Suarez is still active of course, playing for one of the biggest clubs in the world, Barcelona, but, he is yet to complete his ban in international Football and he would not be available for Uruguay even for the latter games of Copa America.

As if Suarez’s unavailability was not a big enough blow, Uruguay has lost Gaston Ramirez as well to injury.

Apart from that, Tabarez has excluded a couple of senior men from the squad intentionally for Morocco game and one of them is Walter Gargano.

Gargano was actually supposed to be a certainty in the squad given the fact that he has been playing regularly in the Italian top tier.

Uruguay has not been up against a quality opposition at all in the last 8-9 months. They had played Russia in the June the previous year and that was that. They have not been challenged or tested that much recently.

Morocco will not pose the greatest threat for Uruguay either, but, they are a bit of a tricky side and every now and then, they come up with good performances. So, Uruguay would not want to go easy at them.