Jun 28, 2014 at 9pm UK at ​Maracana, Rio de Janeiro
Rodriguez (28', 50')
Armero (0')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Gimenez (55'), Lugano (76')

Preview: Colombia vs. Uruguay

Colombia players pose for a team photo prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group C match between Japan and Colombia at Arena Pantanal on June 24, 2014
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Sports Mole looks ahead to Colombia's round of 16 match against Uruguay at the World Cup.

South American rivals Colombia and Uruguay will face off for a place in the quarter-finals when they play in the round of 16 on Saturday in Rio de Janeiro.

Colombia have not lost a match since they were beaten by their opponents during qualifying for this tournament last year.

Jose Pekerman rested many of his starters in their final group game against Japan, but James Rodriguez, Mario Yepes and Carlos Carbonero are all in line for a return at the weekend.

Yepes was carrying a hamstring problem earlier in the week, but it is expected that resting the other night will have helped him recover.

Jackson Martinez may hold onto his spot in the starting lineup after netting a brace during the 4-1 win over Japan.

Meanwhile, Uruguay will be without star striker Luis Suarez following his ban for a bite on Italy's Giorgio Chiellini earlier this week.

His absence could see a recall for Diego Forlan, who featured in the team's opening match of the tournament against Costa Rica while Suarez was recovering from knee surgery.

Uruguay otherwise have no fresh injury concerns or suspensions for the match.

Recent form

Colombia: DDWWWW

Uruguay: DWWLWW

Possible starting lineups

Colombia: Ospina, Zuniga, Armero, Sanchez, Zapata, Yepes, Cuadrado, Aguilar, Gutierrez, Rodriguez, Ibarbo

Uruguay: Muslera, Caceres, Lugano, Godin, Pereira, Gargano, Arevalo, Rodriguez, Forlan, Stuani, Cavani

Sports Mole says: 2-1 to Colombia

See what our Sports Mole Sofa panel has to say about the match in the video below.

Uruguay forward Luis Suarez puts his hand to his mouth after clashing with Italy's defender Giorgio Chiellini during a Group D football match on June 24, 2014
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