Uruguay

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World Cup 2014 Uruguay National Team

  • FIFA country code: URU
  • FIFA member since: 1923
  • Confederation: CONMEBOL
  • Confederation member since: 1916
  • Association: Asociación Uruguaya de Fútbol (AUF)
  • In English: Uruguayan Football Association
  • Association founded: 1900
  • Most caps: Diego Forlán (+107 and still counting)
  • Top scorer: Luis Suárez (+39 and still counting)
  • 1st World Cup win: 1-0 Peru in Uruguay ’30
  • 1st World Cup goal scorer: Héctor Castro (1930)
  • World Cup top scorer: Óscar Míguez (8)
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Uruguayan Football Association

World Cup 2014 Uruguay National Team

World Cup 2014 Uruguay Schedule Group D

MatchDateTimeCityCountryResultsCountry
7
14/06
16:00
Fortaleza
World Cup Brazil 2014 Uruguay teamUruguay
1-3Costa Rica
World Cup Brazil 2014 Costa Rica team
8
14/06
18:00
Manaus
World Cup Brazil 2014 England teamEngland
1-2Italy
World Cup Brazil 2014 Italy team
23
19/06
16:00
São Paulo
World Cup Brazil 2014 Uruguay teamUruguay
2-1England
World Cup Brazil 2014 England team
24
20/06
13:00
Recife
World Cup Brazil 2014 Italy teamItaly
0-1Costa Rica
World Cup Brazil 2014 Costa Rica team
39
24/06
13:00
Natal
World Cup Brazil 2014 Italy teamItaly
0-1Uruguay
World Cup Brazil 2014 Uruguay team
40
24/06
13:00
Belo Horizonte
World Cup Brazil 2014 Costa Rica teamCosta Rica
0-0England
World Cup Brazil 2014 England team

Uruguay is the 32nd and last country to have qualified for the World Cup Brazil on the 20th of November 2013. Uruguay ended as number 5 of the CONMEBOL qualifications, which meant the intercontinental play-offs had to be played. Their opponent was AFC country Jordan, the winner of the continental play-offs against Uzbekistan. Their first match already convinced the world  Jordan will not play their first World Cup in 2014. The World Cup 2014 Uruguay national team crushed Jordan with a 5-0 score. Maximiliano Pereira, Christian Stuani, Nicolás Lodeiro, Cristian Rodríguez and Edinson Cavani are the goal scorers. Their 2nd match however ended in a 0-0 score. It didn’t matter, Uruguay qualified with an aggregate score of 0-5 as the last country for the World Cup. This means Brazil could have their revenge in the 2014 World Cup…or Uruguay could create another Brazilian trauma…

 TeamMPWDLGFGAPts
World Cup Brazil 2014 Costa Rica teamCosta Rica3210417
World Cup Brazil 2014 Uruguay teamUruguay3201446
World Cup Brazil 2014 Italy teamItaly3102233
World Cup Brazil 2014 England teamEngland3012241

World Cup 2014 Uruguay Players

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The 23 players who have been selected for the World Cup 2014 Uruguay national team are:

GoalkeepersDefendersMidfieldersForwards
Fernando Muslera
Martín Silva
Rodrigo Muñoz
Diego Lugano
Diego Godín
José María Giménez
Martín Cáceres
Maximiliano Pereira
Jorge Fucile
Sebastián Coates
Egidio Arévalo
Walter Gargano
Diego Pérez
Álvaro González
Álvaro Pereira
Cristian Rodríguez
Gastón Ramírez
Nicolás Lodeiro
Luis Suárez
Edinson Cavani
Diego Forlán
Cristian Stuani
Abel Hernandez
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Head Coach: Óscar Tabárez (Uruguayan)
Captain: Diego Lugano

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Uruguay World Cup History

How Many World Cups Played: 11

YearRoundPositionGPWDLGSGA
1930Champions14400153
1950Champions14310155
1954Semi-Finals45302169
1962Group Stage13310246
1966Quarter-Finals7412125
1970Semi-Finals4621345
1974Group Stage13301216
1986Round of 1616402228
1990Round of 1616411225
2002Group Stage26302145
2010Semi-Finals47322118
Best/TotalChampions1471812177665

GP=Games played, W=Wins, D=Draws, L=Losses, GS=Goals scored, GA=Goals against

Best Performance

1930 – Final: Uruguay won the first World Cup with every match won before winning the Final.

Worst Performance

1974 – Group stage: For the first and last time so far Uruguay ended up on the bottom of the group (group 3) without having won a match.

Did You Know Uruguay:

  • Has the following nicknames: Los Charrúas, La Celeste (The Sky Blue) and La Garra Charrúa
  • Has 4 stars in their emblem since 2 stars represent the Gold medals earned in the 1924 and 1928 Olympic Games and 2 stars from the 2 World Cups won in 1930 and 1950
  • Is rivals with Argentina and Brazil
  • Won the first ever World Cup in 1930
  • Is the first country to win a World Cup as host country in 1930

  • Is the first country to win every match before winning the Final in 1930
  • Played against Argentina in 1930 for the first time in World Cup history
  • Is the smallest country to have won a World Cup (1.75 million inhabitants in 1930)
  • Is the first country to have won 2 World Cups (1930, 1950)
  • Failed to advance to the 2nd round only 3 times of the 11 participated Word Cups
  • Is the only country which didn’t participate in a World Cup (1934) after having won the previous World Cup (1930)
  • Refused to qualify for the 1934 World Cup in Italy since many European countries refused to travel to Uruguay for the 1930 World Cup
  • Refused to qualify for the 1938 World Cup in France since they believed a World Cup had to be hosted again in South America, and not again in Europe (as was the case in 1934 which was in Italy)
  • Played against Brazil in 1950 for the first time in World Cup history
  • Won the infamous 1950 World Cup Final against Brazil (also called Maracanaço) against all odds
  • Winger Alcide Ghiggia is the 2nd player to have scored in each World Cup match including the Final which happened in the 1950 World Cup
  • Dominance and power dropped after the 1954 World Cup by failing to qualify for 6 World Cups in total
  • Defender Eliseo Álvarez and his brother Emilio Álvarez played together in the 1962 and 1966 World Cup
  • Defender Pablo Forlán who played in the 1966 World Cup, has a son who played in the 2002 and 2010 World Cup: Diego Forlán
  • 1966 World Cup trainer Ondino Viera has a son Milton Viera who played in that same World Cup
  • Defender Julio Montero Castillo who played in the 1970 and 1974 World Cup, has a son Paolo Montero who played in the 2002 World Cup
  • Defender José Batista was given a red card 56 seconds after the kick-off in the 1986 World Cup first round match against Scotland, the quickest red card ever in World Cup history
  • Played a controversial 2010 World Cup Quarter-Final against Ghana, where Luis Suárez blocked with his hands Dominic Adiyiah’s header towards the goal in extra time, ‘saving’ Uruguay from being eliminated
  • Is the 3rd country to have received the most red cards in World Cup history: 8
  • Is a seed country in the 2014 World Cup, meaning Uruguay has been kept apart from other seed (top) countries which are placed in different groups
  • Will be based in Sete Lagoas, Minas Gerais during the 2014 World Cup

World Cup Awards

WhenWhatWho
1930Golden BallJosé Nasazzi
1930Bronze BallJosé Leandro Andrade
1930Silver Boot (5 goals)Pedro Cea
1930All-Star TeamEnrique Ballesteros
José Nasazzi
Álvaro Gestido
José Andrade
Pedro Cea
Héctor Castro
Héctor Scarone
1950Silver BallJuan Schiaffino
1950Silver Boot (5 goals)Óscar Míguez
1950Bronze Boot (4 goals)Alcides Ghiggia
1950All-Star TeamRoque Máspoli
Víctor Rodríguez Andrade
Obdulio Varela
Alcides Ghiggia
Juan Alberto Schiaffino
1954Bronze Boot (4 goals)Carlos Borges
1954All-Star TeamJosé Santamaría
1962Bronze Boot (2 goals)José Sasía
1970All-Star TeamLadislao Mazurkiewicz
Atilio Ancheta
2010Golden BallDiego Forlán
2010All-Star TeamDiego Forlán

Curious which place FIFA gave Uruguay in their official ranking? Find out now! Or do you want to know more about the World Cups Uruguay has played? Increase your World Cup history knowledge now!

Uruguay in Action

Uruguay Defeats Argentina With 4-2 in the Final – 1930 World Cup

Uruguay Defeats Brazil With 2-1 in the Final – 1950 World Cup

‘A national tragedy’ for football’s biggest crowd

Uruguay Defeats England With 4-2 in the Quarter-Final – 1954 World Cup

Uruguay Defeats France With 2-1 – 1966 World Cup

Uruguay Defeats Soviet Union With 0-1 in the Quarter-Final – 1970 World Cup

Uruguay Draws Against West Germany With 1-1 – 1986 World Cup

Uruguay Defeats South Korea With 0-1 – 1990 World Cup

Uruguay Draws Against Senegal With 3-3 – 2002 World Cup

Uruguay Defeats South Africa With 0-3 – 2010 World Cup

Uruguay Defeats South Korea With 2-1 in the Round of 16 – 2010 World Cup

Uruguay Defeats Ghana With 4-2 in the Quarter-Final – 2010 World Cup

Uruguay Qualified For World Cup Brazil

Uruguay: 2014 World Cup Profile

2014 World Cup Team Profile: URUGUAY

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