Report: Shlomo Weiss to take to the semifinals of the World Cup (Shlomo Weiss)
While in Israel the madness surrounding the youth team and its success in the World Cup is gaining momentum, it turns out that even for rivals Uruguay, the madness surrounding Thursday night's game against Ofir Haim's team is great, and perhaps even greater than what is happening in Israel (20:30, Kan11).
In Uruguay, it is estimated that over ten thousand spectators will attend the game today in nearby La Plata, with local journalists already in Argentina in large teams explaining that this is the main event of the day in the South American country.
"When Israel beat Brazil, everyone was surprised but also a little happy." Bronzi (Photo: Walla! Editorial Board, Shlomo Weiss)
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"This is a huge event for us," he explained in a conversation with Walla! Sport Uruguayan Telemundo news channel reporter Gonzalo Brunzi "talks about it all the time here." On the opponent from Israel, he said: "When Israel beat Brazil, everyone was surprised but also a little happy, because we already lost to Brazil in the Copa America final at this age. Despite the joy, no one disrespects Israel and no one thinks it will be easy. The truth is that Uruguay doesn't know the Israeli players too well, but they understand that if you came this far and beat Brazil, then it's a strong team."
Brunzi also spoke about the fear of the South American team's many shortcomings: "Copa top scorer Luciano Rodríguez will not play and that means a lot to us, even though he hasn't scored again in this tournament. Matteo Fonte (right defender), who gives a great tournament for him, also finished the tournament because of injury and that is a big disadvantage. Besides, there will be other players who won't play like Mathias Abaldo, who scored two goals, so we don't come in an ideal situation."
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You'll hear more about him. Diaz (Photo: Walla!, Shlomo Weiss)
As in Israel, in Uruguay both defenders are considered very prominent players in the national team, but midfielder Fabricio Dias is also considered a prominent player, and in Uruguay it is already said that the player himself is very close to closing in at Barcelona. Dias plays for local Liverpool and, according to Grunzi, is very close to the Catalans. Dias himself refused to tell Walla! Sport at the exit of the national team's training complex Ham will play for Barcelona but made it clear that he is looking forward to the game tomorrow. "I don't know anything about it," he told Walla! Sport The Uruguayan midfielder, with a smile that conveyed embarrassment, said: "I am very much looking forward to the game tomorrow, this is what I have in mind at the moment, the success of the team tomorrow and in the tournament in general."
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