The Colombian National Team will visit Uruguay this Thursday at the start of the triple date of the Qatar 2022 Qualifiers in South America, in a match valid for the ninth date. The novelty of this match is that it will be played in a different place than the one used in the ‘charrúa’ painting. The Gran Parque Central of Montevideo will be the stage that is shown as something different for both teams.
The Centennial has the custom of hosting this type of match and has witnessed valuable moments for the Uruguay National Team. However, it is not suitable for sporting events due to the maintenance works on the field that are being carried out through the Uruguayan Soccer Association.
For both it is a different scenario, because Uruguay has not played an international match on that field for 92 years. The last confrontation was in 1929. In that decade, Central Park was the official home of the Uruguay National Team. The Centennial Stadium was inaugurated in 1930 with the World Cup as a reason, but then it became the main stage for the celestial ones.
The Gran Parque Central of Montevideo was the scene of the Uruguayan squad for 23 years, between 1906 to 1929, and they played a total of 43 games. Of them, 24 won, had the opportunity to draw in seven and were defeated 12 times.