Uruguay can book its ticket to the Copa America quarterfinals on Thursday with a triumph of Japan as the two meet in their second group stage match. Uruguay demolished Ecuador, 4-0, in the opener with Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez scoring, while Japan lost by a similar score to Chile. The South Americans enter as the heavy favorites in this one yet have injury worry that will test them.
What time does Uruguay vs Japan kick off?
Date: Thursday, June 20
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Location: Arena do Gremio in Porto Alegre.
Uruguay – 2 (+105) | Japan +2 (- 125) | Draw +600 | O/U: 3
What TV channel is it on and can I live stream it?
Premier Sports will be showing live UK coverage of all the matches in the Copa America across its two channels.
The channels can be purchased to add to Virgin and Sky packages from £9.99 a month.
You can also live stream for the same cost via Premier Player.
What is the team news?
Goalkeepers: Fernando Muslera, Martin Silva, Martin Campana
Defenders: Diego Godin, Jose Maria Gimenez, Sebastian Coates, Martin Caceres, Marcelo Sarrachi
Midfielders: Giovanni Gonzalez, Diego Laxalt, Lucas Torreira, Matias Vecino, Rodrigo Bentancur, Nahitan Nandez, Federico Valverde, Nicolas Lodeiro, Giorgian De Arrascaeta, Gaston Pereiro
Forward: Edinson Cavani, Cristhian Stuani, Maximiliano Gomez, Jonathan Rodriguez, Luis Suarez
Goalkeepers: Eiji Kawashima, Ryosuke Kojima, Keisuke Osako
Defenders: Naomichi Ueda, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Tomoki Iwata, Ko Itakura, Daiki Sugioka, Teruki Hara, Daiki Suga, Yugo Tatsuta
Midfielders: Yuta Nakayama, Gaku Shibasaki, Shoya Nakajima, Takefusa Kubo, Tatsuya Ito, Koji Miyoshi, Kota Watanabe, Hiroki Abe, Taishi Matsumoto
Forwards: Shinji Okazaki, Daizen Maeda, Ayase Ueda
Uruguay vs. Japan prediction
From start to finish, Uruguay punishes Japan and repeats the scoreline from the opener.