2018 FIFA World Cup- Uruguay Profile

Reuters

 

Uruguay will be looking to the attacking duo of Edinson Cavani & Luis Suárez to fire them into the knockout phases of the World Cup for the third straight tournament. La Celeste will be looking to go one better than their round of 16 elimination at the hands of Columbia in 2014.  

Trivia

  • Uraguay won the first two World Cups they participated in 1930 & 1950. 

  • Luis Suárez is Uraguay's all-time leading goalscorer with 50 goals

  • Óscar Tabárez is leading Uraguay to their fourth World Cup having coached the side in 1990, 2010 & 2014 editions of the tournament.  

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 URUGUAY TEAM PROFILE

 

 

How did they qualify? 

Uruguay qualified automatically for Russia 2018. After finishing second in the CONMEBOL standings. A 4-2 win over Bolivia in the final matchday sealed their place. 

 

Coach 

Óscar Tabarez returned for a second stint as Uruguay boss in 2006 and has overseen La Celeste's upturn in fortunes over the last 12 years. Tabarez led his side to Copa America glory in 2011 and will be leading Uruguay into a World Cup for the fourth time of his esteemed career.  

Star Man

Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez will be the man to watch for Uruguay in Russia. The feisty forward has had plenty of success domestically winning the Champions League with Barcelona. Whilst the striker has also been prolific at the World Cup, scoring a total of five goals in the 2010 & 2014 editions of the tournament. 

Preparation (2018 matches)

  1. Poland 0 Uruguay 0

  2. Austria 2 Uruguay 1

  3. Uruguay 2 Czech Republic 0

  4. Wales 0 Uruguay 1

  5. Uruguay 3 Uzbekistan 0

World Cup History

 

Uruguay has appeared in 12 of 16 World Cup tournaments, including three consecutive tournaments. La Celeste has gone all the way to win the World Cup on two occasions claiming the maiden title in 1930 along with the second title in 1950. 

Group stage schedule

 

6/15 Egypt Vs Uruguay

 15:00 pm

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6/20 Uruguay Vs Saudi Arabia

18:00 pm

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 6/25 Uruguay Vs Russia

 17:00 pm

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Squad list

 

Goalkeepers: Fernando Muslera (Galatasaray), Martin Silva (Vasco da Gama), Martin Campana (Independiente).

Defenders: Diego Godin, Jose Maria Gimenez (both Atletico Madrid), Sebastian Coates (Sporting Lisbon), Maximiliano Pereira (Porto), Gaston Silva (Independiente), Martin Caceres (Lazio), Guillermo Varela (Penarol).

Midfielders: Nahitan Nandez (Boca Juniors), Lucas Torreira (Sampdoria), Matias Vecino (Inter Milan), Rodrigo Bentancur (Juventus), Carlos Sanchez (Monterrey), Giorgian De Arrascaeta (Cruzeiro), Diego Laxalt (Genoa), Cristian Rodriguez (Penarol), Jonathan Urretaviscaya (Monterrey).

Forwards: Cristhian Stuani (Girona), Maximiliano Gomez (Celta Vigo), Edinson Cavani (Paris St-Germain), Luis Suarez (Barcelona).

 

 


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