Uruguay v Costa Rica Live Stream : Watch live in play from World Cup

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Uruguay are overwhelming favourites going into their World Cup opener with Costa Rica on Saturday evening.

Oscar Tabarez’s side gave messing World Cup qualification up their best go, needing an intercontinental play-off against Jordan to reach the tournament.

Luis Suarez required knee surgery last month and is a doubt for their World Cup opener with Costa Rica.

Uruguay edged past Slovenia and Northern Ireland in pre-tournament friendlies, without being anywhere near their best.

Costa Rica are huge underdogs to qualify from a tough group, however they reached the competition relatively comfortably.

They will be without the injured Bryan Oviedo for the tournament, who broke his leg back in January.

Japan were far too strong for Costa Rica in a recent friendly, before a 1-1 draw with the Republic of Ireland four days ago.

The pair have met 10 times before the World Cup meeting and Uruguay are unbeaten, winning seven.

World Cup best: Uruguay twice winners (Most recent 1950); Costa Rica round of 16 (1990)
2010 World Cup: Uruguay fourth place; Costa Rica DNQ

Squads in full


Goalkeepers: Fernando Muslera, Martin Silva, Rodrigo Munoz

Defenders: Maximiliano Pereira, Diego Lugano, Diego Godin, Jose Maria Gimenez, Sebastian Coates, Martin Caceres, Jorge Fucile

Midfielders: Alvaro Gonzalez, Alvaro Pereira, Walter Gargano, Egidio Arevalo Rios, Diego Perez, Cristian Rodriguez, Gaston Ramirez, Nicolas Lodeiro

Forwards: Luis Suarez, Edinson Cavani, Abel Hernandez, Diego Forlan, Christian Stuani

Costa Rica

Goalkeepers: Keylor Navas, Patrick Pemberton, Daniel Cambronero

Defenders: Johnny Acosta, Giancarlo Gonzalez, Michael Umana, Oscar Duarte, Waylon Francis, Heiner Mora, Junior Diaz, Christian Gamboa, Roy Miller

Midfielders: Celso Borges, Christian Bolanos, Esteban Granados, Michael Barrantes, Yeltsin Tejeda, Diego Calvo, Jose Miguel Cubero

Forwards: Bryan Ruiz, Joel Campbell, Randall Brenes, Marco Urena

Team news
Uruguay are unlikely to risk Suarez, with Italy and England to come, which could see Christian Stuani start after impressing in recent friendlies.

Southampton’s Gaston Ramirez has started both warm-up matches and could play in the big match, with Cristian Rodriguez pushing for a start.

Defensively there are question marks over the selection, although Diego Lugano, released by West Brom, should start.

Costa Rica will play Bryan Ruiz as the closest midfielder to the Joel Campbell, which they have done in both warm-up games.

Expect the Copenhagen midfielder Christian Bolanos to come in, after a substitute role against Ireland.

Uruguay (4-3-3): Muslera, Pereira, Lugano, Godin, Caceres, Ramirez, Gargano, Arevalo, Stuani, Cavani, Rodriguez
Costa Rica (4-5-1): Navas, Umana, Gonzalez, Diaz, Acosta, Borges, Bolanos, Barrantes, Cubero, Ruiz, Campbell

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