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Uruguay vs Tahiti takes place in the Confederations Cup 2013 soccer tournament on Sunday with Uruguay fighting to score a big win to ensure they progress to the semifinals at the expense of Nigeria. The game is scheduled to kick off at 3 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream (details below).
Uruguay are currently behind Nigeria on goal difference. However, with Nigeria set to play Spain in today's other game, Uruguay have a great chance at progressing.
It is more than likely that Spain will beat Nigeria, meaning even a draw between Uruguay and Tahiti will send them through. However, even if Nigeria pull of a massive shock and beat Spain then Uruguay can still progress if they can beat Tahiti and overturn the goal difference advantage that Nigeria currently hold.
Basically if Nigeria only win against Spain by one goal, then if Uruguay can win by more than five goals they will still progress at the African nation's expense.
Tahiti so far have been the whipping boys of the group and it is reasonable to expect Uruguay to be able to pile on the goals today.
In team news, previously Tahiti coach Eddy Etaeta had promised to give all three of his goalkeepers a game in Brazil, basically meaning Gilbert Meriel will make his Toa Aito debut against Uruguay.
Tahiti have no injury concerns and should be at full strength for today's game.
Meanwhile, Uruguay boss Oscar Tabarez will have to do without skipper Diego Lugano who received his second booking of the tournament against Nigeria.
Uruguay vs Tahiti in the Confederations Cup 2013 tournament is scheduled to kick off at 3 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream by clicking here.