The Uruguay national football team will host five-time winners Brazil in a mouth-watering FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifiers clash at the Estadio Centenario in Montevideo, Uruguay. The URU vs BRA match will start at 5:30 AM Indian Standard Time (IST) on Wednesday, October 18.

Under manager Marcelo Bielsa, Uruguay have been inconsistent in their FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifying campaign so far.

La Celeste began their campaign with an emphatic 3-1 win over Chile at the same venue in September.

However, they soon suffered their first defeat of the qualifiers as Marcelo Bielsa’s men were stunned by Ecuador 1-2 away from home.

Uruguay later salvaged a point as they drew 2-2 against Colombia in their previous fixture.

With four points from three matches, Uruguay are currently placed fourth in the CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifiers standings. 

On the other hand, the Brazil national football team will look to return to winning ways after being held to a 1-1 draw by Venezuela.

Gabriel Magalhaes opened the scoring for Brazil in the 50th minute, before Eduard Bello equalised for Venezuela in the 85th minute.

Earlier, Brazil hammered Bolivia 5-1 in their campaign opener and later pipped Peru 1-0.

The star-studded Brazilian outfit is placed second in the standings with seven points from three matches, two points behind leaders Argentina.

Meanwhile, Brazil have suffered a massive blow as star midfielder Casemiro was forced off with a knock against Venezuela, and is now doubtful for the clash against Uruguay. 

Uruguay vs Brazil football head-to-head

Brazil have a superior head-to-head record against Uruguay in international football, winning 40 of the 78 matches that they have played so far. Uruguay have registered 21 victories, while 17 matches have ended in draws.

The last time these two sides met, Brazil defeated Uruguay 4-1 in a FIFA World Cup qualifying encounter in October 2021.

Where to watch Uruguay vs Brazil FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifiers live in India?

Live streaming of Uruguay vs Brazil FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifiers will be available on FIFA+ app and website in India.

There will be no live telecast of Uruguay vs Brazil FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifiers on any TV channel in India.

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