Uruguay to prepare for play-off in Guatemala

MONTEVIDEO - Uruguay will prepare for the first leg of their 2010 World Cup play-off against Costa Rica next month in Guatemala, the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) said on Monday.

Uruguay, who finished fifth in the South American qualifiers, meet Costa Rica, the fourth-placed nation in the CONCACAF region, in a two-leg playoff for a berth at the South Africa finals.

Uruguay, who beat Australia in a play-off for the 2002 finals but lost to the same country for the 2006 tournament in Germany, face Costa Rica in San Jose on November 14 and in Montevideo on November 18.