Uruguay Beat Chile 2-0. The End Of The Golden Generation?

Santiago (AP) — Luis Suarez gets out of the bench and beats Uruguay 2-0 against Chile. This should leave the local team out of the World Cup and effectively farewell to his “golden generation.”

Suarez, who replaced the injured Edinson Cavani, improvised a bicycle kick in the 79th minute. With this score, Pistrero became the top scorer in qualifying history with 29 goals, one more than Lionel Messi in Argentina.


Suarez announced that the World Cup in Qatar in November this year will be Suarez’s fourth goal and that the goal scored on the night of Santiago will be his last goal with Celeste in the World Cup qualification.

“This is my last knockout game,” Suarez said. “At the age of 35, it is impossible for him to reach another person.”

Federico Valverde shot from a distance in the 90th minute, scoring Uruguay’s second goal.

Not only did Chile need to win to reach the playoffs to qualify for Qatar 2022, but neither Peru nor Colombia needed to beat Paraguay and Venezuela, but that didn’t happen.

After defeating Paraguay 2-0 in Lima, the playoff spot remained in Peru’s hands. Colombia’s 1-0 victory over Venezuela in Puerto Ordaz was inadequate.

This was a sad day for Chile, as it was probably the last World Cup opportunity for the group of players who led Chile’s football to victory. He won the Copa America twice and finished second in the Confederations Cup.

Some of them appeared in court on Tuesday: Arturo Vidal, Gary Medel, Alexis Sanchez, Charles Aránguiz. Goalkeeper and captain Claudio Bravo went missing and was interrupted.

“I don’t think a particular (retirement) date is the time to surround a few football players,” said Martin Lasarte, a coach in Uruguay, Chile. “It will be characterized by the physical and sporting situations they have in their next challenge. Some have to give, others find it difficult.”

Initially, Uruguay hinted at greater danger, and Chilean goalkeeper Brayan Cortés was a person.

However, Chile regained ownership and responded to impose aggressive control, but encountered the defensive robustness of traditional Uruguay.

Laroha was unable to compete in the World Cup twice in a row. Instead, Uruguay will participate in top football events four times in a row.

Due to poor performance, Uruguay fell to 7th place in November, causing the dismissal of Oscar Tabares, the Septuagenarian coach who had been in command for 15 years.

Diego Alonso grabbed the reins, showed great reaction, and stitched together the four victories to classify them directly.

The Uruguayans secured a ticket by beating Peru 1-0 in Montevideo last week, finishing third with 28 points.

“We survived the complex moments when’Maestro'(Tavarez) was dismissed, because they said that some players were annoying and did not reach the level, but showed rebellion,” Suarez emphasized. “One can be good or bad, but the dedication to the shirt must be.”

Despite the defeat of the farewell, the Chilean people said goodbye to the team with applause and support songs.

After the last whistle, Suarez ran a few meters to hug his partner Vidal when he played in Barcelona, ​​Spain.

“We remain very sad. Thank you to everyone who supported us. This generation has done a lot, we continue to fight. That’s all we have left.” .. Striker Joaquín Montesinos, who made his debut at La Roja, said. “This is not the end for us. You have to work a thousand now. And some of the golden generation can still give a lot.”


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