Luis Fabiano scored twice as Brazil rallied to beat Uruguay 2-1
in a World Cup qualifier on Wednesday night.
Coming off a 1-1 tie at Peru on Sunday, Brazil fell behind before a sellout
crowd of 65,000 at Morumbi Stadium when Sebastian Abreu headed in a cross in the
Luis Fabiano tied the score in the 44th minute with an angled shot from the
right that went between the legs of goalkeeper Fabian Carini, then scored the
go-ahead goal in the 65th on a rebound following a shot by Gilberto. Before last
weekend, Luis Fabiano not played for Brazil's national team since 2004.
Brazil (2-0-2) is tied for second in South American qualifying at eight points
with Colombia, one behind Argentina (3-1). The top four teams qualify for the
2010 World Cup and the fifth-place nation goes to a playoff with the No. 4 team
from North and Central America and the Caribbean.
South American qualifying resumes June 14.