Chile held onto their UFWC crown on Thursday night with a 1-1 draw with Colombia, this ended their 100% qualification record but ultimately they managed to come away unscathed and still UFWC holders.
Tonight they travel to Montevideo and the challenge of Uruguay. The last time these two sides met, the meeting was overshadowed by a confrontation between Gonzalo Jara and Edinson Cavani, with the Uruguay striker dismissed for reacting to the Chilean prodding his backside with a finger by raising his hand to his opponent’s face.
Uruguay’s qualification campaign got off to a good start but last week they lost to surprise early leaders Ecuador 2-1.
As always Chile’s key man will be the talismanic Alexis Sanchez who was given a day off on Saturday in order to help the forward recuperate ahead of another start.
So can Chile make it 5 defences in a row or will Uruguay regain the title they last won back in 2013 only to relinquish their grip during last Summer’s World Cup. We’ll have the answers tomorrow.