SANTA CLARA, CA, Sporting Alert – Rudolph Austin is back from suspension, but starts on the bench for Jamaica in tonight’s Copa America Centenario Group C finale against Uruguay at Levi’s Stadium.
Jamaica v Uruguay TV Channels Game Time: 10:20 pm ET
Both teams are already eliminated from this year’s tournament, after losing their previous two group games, but they would like to finish the competition on a high.
Austin, who was sent off in the opening group game defeat against Venezuela, and the Mexico loss, is available again to play, but the midfielder and captain will watch the opening minutes from the bench.
Meanwhile, Luis Suarez, who missed the first two games of the tournament, is not even on the bench tonight for Uruguay, as he is apparently still not fit enough.
The Barcelona forward was disappointed about not being able to help his team fight for a knockout place, and expressed his anger for everyone to see.
Suarez, who went to warm up with the rest of the substitutes without knowing that he wasn’t even in the match day squad, said he felt helpless in the loss, which clearly showed by his actions on the bench.
“I want to clarify many things that have been said and are untrue,” Suarez told a news conference. “I am not even at 90 percent of what I can give.
“The anger comes from the helplessness of not being able to do anything and seeing that we were being eliminated.
“It has nothing to do with the coach or anything with the coaching staff.”
Tonight, Edinson Cavani will get his third strike partner with Abel Hernández getting the nod upfront.
Diego Godín, Maxi Pereira, Egidio Arévalo, Nicolás Lodeiro and goalkeeper Fernando Muslera all start as well for the South Americans.
English Premier League winner Wes Morgan heads up the backline for Jamaica, which is still looking for the first ever Copa America point.
Uruguay: Fernando Muslera, Diego Godín, José Giménez, Gastón Silva, Maxi Pereira, Álvaro González, Egidio Arévalo, Nicolás Lodeiro, Carlos Sánchez, Edinson Cavani, Abel Hernández
Jamaica: Andre Blake, Jermaine Taylor, Wes Morgan, Je-Vaughn Watson, Adrian Mariappa, Michael Hector, Lee Williamson, Jobi McAnuff, Garath McCleary, Giles Barnes, Clayton Donaldson