Salvador, Brazil (Sporting Alert) – After losing to Spain in their FIFA Confederations Cup Group B opener, Uruguay will look to bounce back with a win over Nigeria at Arena Fonte Nova tonight.
Uruguay has decided to go with a three man attacking front line, with Diego Forlan drafted into the starting line-up to play alongside Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani.
Cristian Rodriguez, Alvaro Gonzalez and Egidio Arevalo also start, as Uruguay looks to join Nigeria on three-points with a win.
Nigeria enters the game on the back of a 6-1 win over Tahiti, but should find tonight’s opponents more challenging.
Chelsea’s Mikel John Obi will have his hands full in midfield, but should get support from Nnamdi Oduamadi, who scored a hat-trick against Tahiti and Ahmed Musa.
John Ugochukwu partners Brown Ideye in the attack, while Uwa Elderson Echiejile, who scored twice in the last game, is in the backline.
Nigeria v Uruguay
Nigeria: Enyeama, Ambrose, Omeruo, Oboabona, Echiejile, Ogude, Mikel, Musa, Ogu, Oduamadi, Ideye
Subs: Ejide, Egwueke, Akpala, Mohammed, Kwambe, Ujah, Babatunde, Eze, Mba, Benjamin, Agbim
Uruguay: Muslera, Maxi Pereira, Lugano, Godin, Caceres, Arevalo Rios, Gonzalez, Rodriguez, Forlan, Suarez, Cavani
Subs: Castillo, Coates, Gargano, Pereira, Eguren, Hernandez, Aguirregaray, Lodeiro, Perez, Ramirez, Scotti, Silva
Referee: Bjorn Kuipers (Holland)