Uruguay will have to win their next match if they want to keep their chances of making it to the next round alive.
They will be hoping that Luis Suarez will be back in the team so as to boost an attack that has been quite poor in their last match.
Luis Suarez has been injured in his last match for Barcelona and has missed the first Copa America game where his team lost 3-1 to Mexico. Uruguay will be hoping that their star striker will have recovered by Friday and help them get a result against Venezuela.
Uruguay’s midfielder Gonzalez has stated that there is a big chance that Suarez might be on the pitch on Friday. He said that the player is recovering well and has started training again with the first team. He still has some apprehension when running into challenges but believes that everything will be good by Friday.
Luis Suarez, who finished as top-scorer for La Liga, would have wanted to help his team at the Copa America but will have to wait until Friday to find out whether he will be in the team or not.
Venezuela, who already registered a first win against Jamaica in their first match, will want to secure their place in the second round by beating Uruguay. Their defender Rolf Feltscher has stated that they are very confident ahead of the game against Uruguay and believes that they can cause a few upset. He said that they were positive ahead of the tournament and that they are even more confident after the win they registered against Jamaica.
However, he has warned his teammates that it will not be easy and that they should not underestimate Uruguay even if they have lost their first match. He believes that they are a good team and that they will be causing problems in the game on Friday.