On June 20, a friendly match will be held in which the Uruguay national team will play at home in Montevideo against the national team of Cuba.
The Uruguay national team currently ranks 16th in the world football rankings. The team has two world titles and won the South American Cup 15 times.
In their last major tournament, at the World Cup in Qatar, the Uruguayans performed extremely unsuccessfully and could not overcome the group stage of the tournament.
The team started against South Korea, drawing (0:0), then lost (0:2) to Portugal, and in the final game the groups defeated Ghana (2:0), but this was not enough to qualify for the next round.
Since then, Uruguay have played three friendly matches, drawing and winning twice. One of the victories took place the day before in a home game against Nicaragua (4:1).
The Cuban national team is currently ranked 165 in the world football rankings. The team has no special achievements and can only boast of winning the Caribbean Cup in 2012.
In the qualifiers for the world championships, they, as a rule, drop out in the early stages. In qualifying for the 2022 World Cup in their North American zone, the Cubans stopped the fight in the first group stage, letting Curaçao and Guatemala go ahead.
A few days ago, the Cuban national team lost (0:3) to Chile in a friendly away match, thus breaking their 7-match unbeaten streak.
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Head to Head
Both teams have never met each other, and this will be the first meeting, which will be held as part of a friendly match.
In this match, Uruguay will be able to defeat their opponent. The rate will be in favor of the confident game of the Uruguayans already at the end of the first half.
The home team will withstand a head start of 1.5 goals in the first 45 minutes of the meeting, but the opponents will not break the total on corners, because the Cubans are too weak in attack, and their opponent alone will not serve such a large number of corners.
Prediction: Uruguay to win in the first half with a handicap (-1.5) goals.