CUruguay has found nothing but adversity through the first few days of the Copa America, but they cannot turn to Luis Suarez for help just yet.
The 15-time Copa America champions fell late in their opening match against an electric Mexico side 3-1, and now they must work from behind in Group C play. Next up is Venezuela at 7:30 p.m. ET, who has three points in the bag as well having slid by Jamaica on a 15th-minute goal by Josef Martinez.
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The game required a cross-country trip for Uruguay from Glendale to Philadelphia, where they will take the field at Lincoln Financial Field. Venezuela arrives in Philly from Chicago.
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With Luis Suarez still injured, Edinson Cavani again gets the start for Uruguay next to Cristhian Stuani. Cavani still has not scored a goal in Copa America play in eight matches. Can he finally break through in a big spot for his country? If Uruguay loses, it would mean an enormously difficult road to the knockout stage.
For Venezuela, a win would all but guarantee they move on with just one game left to play, as goal differential would remain the only way they could miss out.
Uruguay – Muslera; Pereira, Godín, Gimenez, Silva, Sánchez, Arévalo Ríos, González, Ramírez, Stuani, Cavani.
Venezuela – Hernandez; Vizca, Angel, Feltscher, Rosales; Figuera, Rincón, Peñaranda, Guerra; Martínez, Rondón.