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Cap-Tied Fagundez Stays on the Bench for Uruguay U-20s

Diego Fagundez watched from the sidelines as the Uruguay U-20s downed Brazil 2-0 on Saturday.

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Diego Fagundez was an unused substitute on Saturday as the Uruguay U-20s bested Brazil 2-0. Uruguay now sits atop Group B of the South American Youth Championship after collecting six points through two games.

Fagundez made his intentional debut on Thursday, forever tying him to Uruguay. In his first official appearance with La Celeste, the New England Revolution midfielder played 64 minutes in a 1-0 victory over Colombia.

When Uruguay returned to the field two days later, Fagundez was placed on the bench, the solitary change to the starting lineup. Facundo Castro received the nod over Fagundez with Mauro Arambarri moving to the right wing.

It may prove difficult for Fagundez to regain his spot in the starting eleven as Arambarri scored a goal in the 59th minute. The tally complimented Gaston Pereiro's strike from the 27th minute.

Uruguay has two group games left to play as they challenge Chile on Wednesday, Jan. 21 before facing Venezuela on Friday, Jan. 23.