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Uruguayans relish one of world's great fixtures

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Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez is relishing pitting his team against hosts and holders Brazil in Wednesday's Confederations Cup semi-finals, as their long rivalry makes for one of the world game's top fixtures. 

Uruguay train at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte on the eve of their FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 semifinal football match against Brazil on June 25, 2013. Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez is relishing pitting his team against hosts and holders Brazil in Wednesday's Confederations Cup semi-finals, as their long rivalry makes for one of the world game's top fixtures.

Uruguay have been something of a bogey side for the Selecao, who have been wary of the Celeste ever since the latter wrecked their dreams of a first World Cup success by winning the 1950 final in Rio's famed Maracana stadium.

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