An important week has begun for the future of the Uruguayan team. This Monday, May 15, Argentina coach Marcelo Bielsa arrived in Montevideo and will sign a contract with the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) that will unite him until the 2026 FIFA World Cup which will be played in the United States, Mexico and Canada.
Biese is the successor to Diego Alonso, who replaced Óscar Tabárez and directed the last four matches of the previous qualifiers and the Qatar 2022 World Cup. This Friday, May 12, Alonso said goodbye to the national team through a letter; The coach had not appeared in public since Uruguay’s World Cup exit on November 24, 2022.
matches against Japan and South Korea, corresponding to the FIFA date of March He was directed by Marcelo Broli, the coach of the Under-20 team.
After several months of negotiations, AUF president Ignacio Alonso made a deal with Bielsa to coach Argentina at the 2002 World Cup in Korea and Japan and Chile at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, as well as an extensive career. club. European.
Biese will sign the contract and be presented as Uruguay’s new coach on Wednesday, May 17 at 12:30 p.m. ET at the Centenario Stadium.
Four days later, the coach must submit his first list of reserve players from abroad for friendly matches against Nicaragua and Cuba, corresponding to the FIFA date.
Uruguay is ranked 16th in the April FIFA rankings, while Nicaragua is ranked 140th and Cuba is ranked 165th.
The final list for these matches should be confirmed on June 2. On Wednesday, June 14, Biyesa will have his first match with the Uruguayan team facing Nicaragua at the Centenario Stadium.
The qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup will begin in September. There are FIFA dates in March and June in 2024 and the Copa America in the United States in June before qualifiers resume in September.
Below are the key dates to schedule
Bielsa’s agenda with Uruguay in 2023
|15 May 2023||Bayesa arrives in Montevideo||contract signing|
|17 May 2023||conference, time 12:30||presentation|
|21 May 2023||reserve list|
|June 2, 2023||confirm list for fifa date|
|June 14, 2023||Uruguay vs Nicaragua||close fifa|
|June 20, 2023||Uruguay vs Cuba||close fifa|
|September 2023||Uruguay vs Chile||playoff date 1|
|September 2023||Ecuador vs Uruguay||qualifying date 2|
|October 2023||colombia vs uruguay||qualifying date 3|
|October 2023||Uruguay vs Brazil||Qualifying Date 4|
|November 2023||argentina vs uruguay||Qualifying Date 5|
|November 2023||Uruguay vs Bolivia||Qualifying Date 6|