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Uruguay Team in the FIFA World Cup 2014

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Uruguay Football Federation

»Official Information: Uruguayan Football Association, Asociación Uruguaya de Fútbol (founded 1900).

Qualifications for the World Cup 2014

From October 2011 to October 2013, Uruguay will be disputing the South America Qualifiers for the World Cup Brazil.

Brazil is already pre-qualified for the World Cup. The other nine countries will play sixteen matches, home and away in round robin system; the top four qualify to the Cup, while the fifth placed should go for a play-off against the third placed of the Asian Qualifiers.

»Uruguay 4 x 2 Bolivia
»Paraguay 1 x 1 Uruguay
»Uruguay 4 x 0 Chile
»Uruguay 1 x 1 Venezuela
»Uruguay 4 x 2 Peru
»Colombia 4 x 0 Uruguay
»Uruguay 1 x 1 Ecuador
»Argentina 3 x 0 Uruguay (see movie)
»Bolivia 4 x 1 Uruguay
»Uruguay x Paraguay
»Chile x Uruguay
»Venezuela x Uruguay
»Peru x Uruguay
»Uruguay x Colombia
»Ecuador x Uruguay
»Uruguay x Argentina

Players: we will follow Uruguay and will publish the names of players who perform in the final rounds of the Qualifiers.

Uruguay in Confederations Cup 2013

Because Uruguay was champion of the America Cup 2011, they were entitled to play the Confederations Cup 2013, in Brazil.

Uruguay will play at least three matches in the Confederations Cup.

»June 16th 2013, in Recife: Spain x Uruguay
»June 20th, in Salvador: Africa x Uruguay
»June 23rd, in Recife: Uruguay x Tahiti

Uruguay in the America Cup 2011

In July 2011, Uruguay played six matches to become champion of the America Cup 2011; as it had happened in the World Cup 2010, again the Uruguayan team was led by Diego Forlan and Luis Suarez.
After the performances in 2010 and 2011, Uruguay had (as Diego Lugano says), "the best statistics in South America football".

To be champion, Uruguay had to beat old rival Argentina, the favorite to the title. Brazil also took their best team, but didn't make it to the finals.

»Uruguay 1 x 1 Peru
»Uruguay 1 x 1 Chile
»Uruguay 1 x 0 Mexico
»Argentina 1 x 1 Uruguay (4 x 5 shoot outs)
»Peru 0 x 2 Uruguay
»Uruguay 3 x 0 Paraguay

Players: these are the performers in the final match against Paraguay (see full list of players):
Fernando Muslera (GK); Maxi Pereira, Diego Lugano, Sebastian Coates, Martin Caceres (Diego Godin), Alvaro Pereira (Edinson Cavani); Diego Perez (Sebastian Eguren), Arevalo Rios, Alvaro Gonzalez; Diego Forlan, Luis Suarez.
Coach: Oscar Tabarez (since 2006).

Uruguay in the World Cup 2010

Uruguay finished the South America qualifiers in fifth position, and had to win a play-off against Costa Rica to secure a place in the World Cup 2010.

In June and July 2010, Uruguay played seven matches in the World Cup South Africa and finished the tournament in fourth position, after losing the match for third place to Germany.

The Uruguayan forward Diego Forlan was awarded the Golden Ball as best player of the World Cup 2010.

»Uruguay 0 x 0 France
»South Africa 0 x 3 Uruguay
»Mexico 0 x 1 France
»Uruguay 2 x 1 Korea
»Uruguay 1 x 1 Ghana (4 x 2 shoot outs)
»Uruguay 2 x 3 Netherlands
»Uruguay 2 x 3 Germany

Players: this was the lineup in the match against Netherlands, the most important of Uruguay in 2010 (see full squad list):
Fernando Muslera (GK); Diego Godin, Walter Gargano, Mauricio Vitorino, Edinson Cavani, Diego Forlan (C) (Sebastian Fernandez), Alvaro Pereira (Sebastian Abreu), Diego Perez, Maximiliano Pereira, Egidio Arevalo, Martin Caceres (substituted Luis Suarez, who became a hero for being sent off).
Coach: Oscar Tabarez (since 2006).