Copa America: Argentina and Uruguay are seems to be in trouble ahead of their match

Rivals Argentina and Uruguay meet on Friday in a Copa America match in which neither team has won in three games since November. The two teams appear to be undecided over which players should play in the Group B match at the Mane Garrincha stadium in Brasilia.

The winner of the game might go on to win the group and avoid a first-round matchup with defending champion Brazil, who is in Group A. Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni has been under criticism since his team drew 1-1 with Chile on Monday, just days after a 2-2 World Cup qualifying draw with Colombia.

Scaloni looks undecided on whether he should play three or four defenders against Uruguay. He might potentially replace Lucas Martnez Quarta in the centre of his backyard with Cristian Romero. Nicolas Tagliafico, the left-back, may be left out if he opts for a three-man defence.

Scaloni is also undecided on who should play alongside Lionel Messi in the attacking third. Argentina has been without a goal from Lautaro Martnez, while the new Barcelona signing Sergio Aguero is ready to start.

For Uruguay’s first game in the group, Luis Suarez and Edison Cavani will lead the attack, but coach Oscar Tabarez has yet to decide who will play in midfield among Giovanni Gonzalez, who normally defends for Penarol, Lucas Torreira, Rodrigo Bentancur, Nicolas de la Cruz, Federico Valverde, Matias Vecino, Facundo Torres, and Jonathan Rodrguez.

If Gonzalez plays, Tabarez may be looking for extra protection against Messi’s brilliance. “They are really strong upfront,” Suarez remarked, “but I can take advantage of the frailties that any team has.” After beating Bolivia 3-1 on Monday, Paraguay now leads the group.

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