Manchester Unitedstriker Edinson Cavani didn’t have the best of ends to the November international break after his dismissal in the game between his beloved Uruguay and Brazil in the early hours of Wednesday. With his team trailing 2-0 at home to Brazil, Cavani received his marching orders for a foul on Everton attacker Richarlison.
His exit ended any hopes of a fightback from the two-time world champions as Brazil recorded an easy win. It was expected to be a difficult match for the Brazilians but Cavani and his teammates didn’t turn up for the game which saw them record no shot-on-target despite boasting the attacking duo of Luis Suarez and the aforementioned Cavani.
Brazil came into the Uruguay game on the back of a slim 1-0 win at home to Venzuela on Matchday 3 of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers as Tite’s team missed the attacking genius of star player Neymar.
A lot of fans and pundits had tipped Brazil to struggle at Uruguay without Neymar and going by the impressive 3-0 away win recorded by Uruguay over Colombia on Matchday 3. In the end, Cavani and his teammates let their fans down with a feeble display.
Juventus midfielder Arthur scored the opening of the game in the 34th minute before Everton player Richarlison doubled the lead on 45 minutes. Uruguay didn’t threaten the Brazil goal that much as they failed to register a single shot on target throughout the course of the South American (CONMEBOL)qualifying match.
If Uruguayan fans had hopes to overturn the game in the second half, the expectation evaporated when Cavani was sent off on 71 minutes for a rough tackle on Richarlison via VAR. Cavani would be hoping for a change in fortunes at the weekend when his Manchester United side entertain Premier League newcomers West Brom in a league game.