Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez was satisfied with where his team sat in World Cup qualifying despite a dull 0-0 draw against Venezuela.
Tabarez’s side struggled to create chances and eventually had to settle for a point in San Cristobal on Thursday.
But the 70-year-old, whose team occupy second in the CONMEBOL standings, said he was happy with where Uruguay were placed ahead of hosting Bolivia on the final matchday on Tuesday.
“We are in a home game to get what we want, which is to go to Russia,” Tabarez said.
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Uruguay rarely threatened against Venezuela, who will finish bottom of the standings.
But Tabarez insisted his team wanted more than just a draw out of the clash.
“We came here to try to win,” he said. “I’ve had four campaigns already, I never went to draw a match.
“A 0-0 leaves us with possibilities and that is important.
“Without playing well according to the potential we have, in the end we generated chances. We improved in midfield.”
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