Uruguay have warned Brazil striker Ronaldo
to wear lots of shin pads when he faces them in Wednesday's World Cup
Coach Jorge Fossati said that he would not be lured into a false sense
of security by Ronaldo's recent drop in form.
"None of us are daft enough to think that he's going through a bad patch
and therefore we don't have to be careful with him," Fossati was
reported as saying by Uruguayan media.
"If he plays, then he should wear lots of shin pads because its going to
be tough for him."
Uruguay captain Paolo Montero, who has played for Juventus for more than
a decade, is regarded as one of the world's toughest defenders and holds
the Serie A record for red cards.
His partner at the centre of the defence, Brazil-based Diego Lugano,
also has a reputation for tough-tackling.
Uruguay, who have never lost at home to Brazil in a competitive match,
are fifth in the 10-nation South American qualifying group with 15
points from 12 games. Brazil are second with 23 points.