The Pernambuco Arena in São Lourenço da Mata (metropolitan area of Recife, in north-eastern Brazil) will be staging the third match for the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil at 7 p.m. this Sunday (16th of June). The match will be played between the champions from the two most traditional schools of world football: Spain – the current World Cup and European Champion – plays Uruguay, the South American representative that won the Copa America. Uruguay’s recent track record also includes the fourth place in the 2010 World Cup, held in South Africa.
Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has not officially announced the team lineup. Who will be playing as the goalkeeper and forwards are everyone’s guess. Goalkeepers Casillas and Valdez are competing for the position. On the striking front, no one knows who will play alongside Pedro and David Silva – this could be Soldado or Fábregas. However, David Villa and Navas still stand a chance.
On the Uruguayan side, there are no mysteries. Coach Oscar Tabarez announced the starting eleven this Saturday. Uruguay’s starting eleven include Fernando Muslera; Maximiliano Pereira, Diego Lugano, Diego Godín, and Martín Cáceres; Walter Gargano, Diego Pérez, Cristian Rodríguez, and Gastón Ramírez; Edinson Cavani, and Luis Suárez.
Fans going to the Pernambuco Arena are strongly advised to use the public transport system. In Recife, several underground stations will be providing free access to those holding tickets to the game.
To go to the stadium, fans should head to the Cosme e Damião station, where they will be able to catch farefree buses. Fans will also be able to use these free buses to go back home. The buses will head to the Cosme e Damião station, which is located about 1.5 mile from the stadium.
The Pernambuco Arena will open three hours before the start of the match.