By DAN KARELL
With emotions high inside and outside of the Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, the Brazilian National Team takes the field on Wednesday to face a nearby rival in Uruguay (3pm, ESPN/ESPN3) in the Confederations Cup semifinals.
In addition to regular meetings in World Cup qualifiers over the years, Uruguay defeated Brazil in the 1950 World Cup final in Rio de Janeiro with 200,000 in attendance, something that the Brazilian people haven’t forgotten about. They are the target team though, with three victories in the group stage of the Confederations Cup and an in-form Neymar playing light’s out.
Uruguay have stemmed their bad results with two successive wins over Nigeria and Tahiti, but face another tough test in Brazil. Uruguay didn’t look good at all against Spain in their Confederations Cup opener, and will need to pull out all the stops on Wednesday to take down the hosts.
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