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Uruguay will attempt to put a traumatic few days behind them when they take on fellow South American side Colombia later tonight in Rio de Janeiro.
The joy of securing the runners spot in Group D with a win over Italy was quickly forgotten as the fallout from Luis Suarez bite on Giorgio Chiellini became the talk of the world.
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The striker has since been banned for four months from International football, with the ban not only affecting Uruguay but also his club, Liverpool.
FIFA have taken such a dim view of his actions that the 27 year old has been prohibited from training or entering a stadium during this time and as such will have to watch his team-mates from the comfort of his hotel room.
The world-wide attention that the incident could act to unite the team making an already dangerous team a tougher prospect. The Uruguayans were widely tipped as a dark horse coming into the tournament and so far they have lived up to their billing escaping from a group that contained England and Italy.
However the signs are that this team is less of a threat without Suarez none more so than in the 3-1 defeat to Costa Rica meaning that Colombia will fancy their chances of causing an upset.
The Colombians, who entered the tournament minus the services of their own star striker, the injured Radamel Falcao, have impressed so far in Brazil, following up their opening day 3-0 win over Greece with equally impressive wins over the Ivory Coast and a 4-1 thrashing of Japan.
Having secured qualification for the next round on match day two manager Jose Pekerman was able to rest some of his squad but those that came, including Jackson Martinez, scorer of 2 goals, showed the strengths in depth of the squad.
Monaco star James Rodriquez has undoubtedly been the star man for Colombia so far scoring three goals and assisting with two in the group stages and once again he will be one to watch on Saturday.
The two countries will be very familiar to one another, with Saturday’s meeting the 41st time they will have met. The Colombians have been the strong nation historically, winning 19 of their clashes, with 8 games drawn.
During qualification for the world cup they beat Uruguay 4-0 at home, losing 2-0 away.