This is not a young team. Its an experienced reaching their peak as a footballer team. The best players will be no surprise to anybody Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez are exceptional footballers and they are both 27 years old this is the world cup that they should be in their peak for.
Diego Godin, Martin Caceres, Fernando Muslera and Alvaro Pereira and Maxi Pereira are also a peak ages and they all have many caps. This side has won Copa America they are a brilliant squad and in South America to they shouldn’t be underestimated. They have been building to this world cup and im sure they think they can win it.
My worry for them is defensively as they are not very good. Diego Godin (Atletico Madrid centre back) aside they struggle. Caceres a defender for Juventus but he is not a great footballer. Fucile is a cracking full back but can be exploited. They lack Centre Midfield defensive players they actually lack midfielder completely. A stealth of both England and Italy who are in the same group. They may well be one of the teams to watch. Suarez scored all kind of goals and so does Cavani. They both have great records at both club and country level and I expect them to be brilliant. Muslera is a good keeper and will make amazing saves but also will make a mistake or 2 every so often but mainly when under used.
I expect this team to get out of the group. They could go quite far. They are a very good team. They may win it. I don’t think they will. I think they will end up in the quarters. It wouldn’t shock me if they went out group stage because they have a tough group with England, Italy and Costa Rica in it. England and Italy wouldn’t be a shock. It would be expected a little I guess. I think this team has the ability to go far but there is always one team that does badly and I can also see that being Italy. I know i’m an England fan i think the fixture order works well for England and I do expect them to go through. It could come down to a shoot out between Italy and Uruguay. I expect Uruguay to beat Costa Rica by more goals than Italy will. That for me means that its up to Italy to beat Uruguay to go through. I cant pick that result.
Star Man: Luis Suarez
One to watch: Jorge Fucile
Prediction: Quarter Finals