Italy and Uruguay face each other in a winner-takes-all battle at Estadio Das Dunas, Natal. The meeting is the last game of Group D and both sides will be vying for World Cup survival as the winner will qualify for the knock-out stage while the loser will pack up to leave for home.
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ITALY VS URUGUAY MATCH FACTS
Italy and Uruguay have played each other nine times. Their head-to-head record: two wins for Italy, three for Uruguay and four draws.
Four of their matches were competitive. At the 1928 Olympics Uruguay defeated Italy. At the World Cup, Italy have won once, the other match ending in a draw (0-0 in 1970). At the 2013 Confederations Cup they met in the match for third place. After 120 minutes the score was 2-2. Italy won the penalty shootout (3-2).
Uruguay’s victory over England last 19 June marked their first against a European team (UEFA affiliated) at the World Cup in 44 years, following their victory against Soviet Union at the 1970 World Cup. They had gone 15 straight World Cup matches without a victory against European opposition after that triumph.
Uruguay have not beaten European opponents in back-to-back World Cup matches since 1954.
Italy are unbeaten in their last 10 World Cup matches facing CONMEBOL teams (W4 D6 L0). They have not been defeated by South American opponents at the World Cup since their 1-0 loss against Brazil in 1978.
Several team-mates at club level will be facing each other this match. Martín Cáceres (URU) meets Gianluigi Buffon,Giorgio Chiellini, Andrea Barzagli, Leonardo Bonucci, Claudio Marchisio, Andrea Pirlo (all Juventus). Wálter Gargano(URU) meets Gabriel Paletta, Marco Parolo and Antonio Cassano (all Parma).
Edinson Cavani faces PSG team-mates Salvatore Sirigu, Thiago Motta and Marco Verratti. Finally, Lazio teammatesAntonio Candreva (ITA) and Álvaro González (URU) will square off.