Venezuela vs Uruguay 0-0 Highlights & Goals 05 October 2017.
VENEZUELA 0 URUGUAY 0: TABAREZ’S MEN HELD TO DOUR DRAW
Uruguay played out a 0-0 draw against Venezuela, edging closer to World Cup qualification.
Uruguay edged a step closer to World Cup qualification despite playing out a dull 0-0 draw against Venezuela on Thursday.
Oscar Tabarez’s Uruguay extended their unbeaten run to three matches, but rarely looked like finding a winner at the Estadio Polideportivo de Pueblo Nuevo.
Both teams struggled to create clear-cut chances in San Cristobal, the visitors unable to penetrate even with Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani up front.
The result edged Uruguay closer to Russia 2018, moving them four points clear of fifth-placed Argentina and five ahead of Chile – but the latter two have later kick-offs on matchday 17.
A Jose Gimenez header and deflected Cavani strike were as close as Uruguay went to finding a winner against a Venezuela side who are bottom in CONMEBOL qualifying.
If it is not already, Uruguay can secure their place in Russia when they host Bolivia on Tuesday.
Hit by suspensions and with their World Cup dreams over, Venezuela started a youthful line-up, including impressive goalkeeper Wuilker Farinez, 19, and Sergio Cordova, 20.
For Uruguay, Tabarez named the same starting XI that helped his team past Paraguay 2-1 last month.
It meant a second start for Federico Valverde, who opened the scoring in that win, and a 100th cap for Cristian Rodriguez.