A long-standing continental rivalry will be renewed on Egyptian soil when Brazil and Uruguay go head-to-head in the last 16. With these skilful and adventurous sides having shared ten goals during qualifying, Port Said should be in for a treat as two of the competition's great entertainers do battle for a place in the quarter-finals.

The game
Brazil-Uruguay, Wednesday 7 October, Port Said, 16:30 (local time)

The stakes
Brazil might be continental champions, but it proved impossible to separate them from Uruguay during the South American preliminaries. La Celeste enjoyed the better of the sides' first meeting, in fact, winning 3-2, before the scoreline was reversed when the sides renewed hostilities in the tournament's final phase. The nations also have a 1-1 record at the FIFA U-20 World Cup, with A Seleção beating their old rivals 4-0 to secure third place at the inaugural edition in 1977, and Uruguay exacting revenge with a 2-1 quarter-final win at Nigeria 1999.

This current crop of Celeste stars showed enough during their Group D campaign to suggest they are genuine title contenders, although they will be weakened by the absence of suspended No10 Gaston Ramirez. Favourites Brazil, meanwhile, are at full strength, with Rogerio Lourenco having shuffled his squad in their final group game to rest a few key players who were within another yellow card of picking up a ban.

The stat
60 -
The 3-1 win secured by a virtual second string against Australia was Brazil's 60th victory in 85 matches at the FIFA U-20 World Cup. No-one else can boast as many wins in this competition as A Seleção, who are also just eight goals away from reaching the 200-mark at FIFA's youth showpiece.

The birthday
A distinctive figure at the back for Uruguay due to his long, blond hair, Sebatiastian Coates has been an impressive ever-present for La Celeste in Egypt, bringing an air of calm authority to their defensive play. Diego Aguirre will hope for more of the same from his young centre-half as Coates celebrates his 19th birthday by tackling the mighty Brazilians.

The words
"Uruguay are a very strong team, we have seen that already first-hand, and this will be a tough game. There is always rivalry between the countries but everything that happened in the past is of no concern to me; I am only thinking about the future. I believe we have come through the group phase with a squad that is ready for the next phase and I am feeling very confident," Rogerio Lourenco, Brazil coach.

"Many teams in this competition would be frightened at the prospect of playing Brazil, but not Uruguay. We played them in the South American Championships twice, winning one game 3-2 and losing the other 3-2. It's going to be close, but we believe in ourselves," Diego Aguirre, Uruguay coach.