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Info - Uruguay

Nickname(s)		Charrúas
		La Celeste Olímpica (The Olympic Sky Blue)
		La Celeste (The Sky Blue)
Association		Asociación Uruguaya de Fútbol
Confederation		CONMEBOL (South America)
Head coach		Oscar Tabarez
Captain			Diego Lugano
Most caps		Rodolfo Rodríguez (79)
Top scorer		Héctor Scarone (31)
Home stadium		Estadio Centenario
FIFA code		URU
FIFA ranking		18
Highest FIFA ranking	12 (May 1994)
Lowest FIFA ranking	56 (December 1998)
Elo ranking		15
Highest Elo ranking	1 (various dates 1920-31)
Lowest Elo ranking	46 (March 1980)

Team Colors

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How did Uruguay qualify

2010 FIFA World Cup qualification - CONMEBOL

Team		Pld	W	D	L	GF	GA	GD	Pts
Brazil		18	9	7	2	33	11	+22	34 Q
Chile		18	10	3	5	32	22	+10	33 Q
Paraguay	18	10	3	5	24	16	+8	33 Q
Argentina	18	8	4	6	23	20	+3	28 Q
Uruguay	18	6	6	6	28	20	+8	24 Play offs
Ecuador	18	6	5	7	22	26	−4	23
Colombia	18	6	5	7	14	18	−4	23
Venezuela	18	6	4	8	23	29	−6	22
Bolivia	18	4	3	11	22	36	−14	15
Peru		18	3	4	11	11	34	−23	13

CONCACAF 4th place v CONMEBOL 5th place

Team #1	  	Agg.  	Team #2	  	1st leg  	2nd leg  
Costa Rica 	1–2	Uruguay		0–1		1–1

2010 FIFA World Cup - Group A

Team		Pld	W	D	L	GF	GA	GD	Pts
South Africa	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0
Mexico		0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0
[b] Uruguay	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0[/b]
France		0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0

Current Squad

[b]The following players have been called up for the Friendly match against Switzerland on March 3, 2010 in St. Gallen.[/b]

No.	Pos.	Player			DoB (Age)			Caps	Goals	 Club
1	GK	Fernando Muslera	16 June 1986 (age 23)		5	0	 Lazio
12	GK	Juan Castillo		17 April 1978 (age 32)		11	0	 Deportivo Cali
23	GK	Martín Silva		25 March 1983 (age 27)		1	0	 Defensor Sporting

4	DF	Jorge Fucile		19 November 1984 (age 25)	24	0	 Porto
6	DF	Andrés Scotti		14 December 1975 (age 34)	25	1	 Colo-Colo
16	DF	Maxi Pereira		8 June 1984 (age 25)		36	0	 Benfica
22	DF	Sebastián Coates	7 October 1990 (age 19)		0	0	 Nacional
21	DF	Diego Godín		16 February 1986 (age 24)	37	3	 Villarreal
5	MF	Walter Gargano		27 July 1984 (age 25)		26	0	 Napoli
8	MF	Jorge Martínez		5 April 1983 (age 27)		14	0	 Catania
11	MF	Álvaro Pereira		28 January 1985 (age 25)	14	1	 Porto
14	MF	Nicolás Lodeiro		21 March 1989 (age 21)		3	0	 Ajax
15	MF	Diego Pérez		18 May 1980 (age 29)		51	0	 Monaco
17	MF	Egidio Arévalo		27 September 1982 (age 27)	1	0	 Peñarol
20	MF	Jorge Rodríguez		13 January 1985 (age 25)	6	0	 River Plate

7	FW	Edinson Cavani		14 February 1987 (age 23)	13	2	 Palermo
9	FW	Luis Suárez		24 January 1987 (age 23)	29	10	 Ajax
10	FW	Diego Forlán		19 May 1979 (age 30)		61	23	 Atlético Madrid
13	FW	Sebastián Abreu		17 October 1976 (age 33)	57	28	 Botafogo
19	FW	Sebastián Fernández	23 May 1985 (age 24)		6	0	 Banfield

Recent Call Ups

[b]The following players have also been called up to the Uruguay squad in the past 12 months[/b]

Pos.	Player			DoB (Age)			Caps	Goals	Club			Latest call-up
GK	Sebastián Viera		7 March 1983 (age 27)		28	0	Larissa			v.  Algeria, August 12, 2009 (Friendly)

DF	Martín Cáceres		7 April 1987 (age 23)		46	0	Juventus		v.  Switzerland, March 3, 2010 (Friendly, withdrew due to injury)
DF	Diego Lugano 		2 November 1980 (age 29)	42	4	Fenerbahçe		v.  Switzerland, March 3, 2010 (Friendly, withdrew due to injury)
DF	Mauricio Victorino	11 October 1982 (age 27)	4	0	Universidad de Chile	v.  Switzerland, March 3, 2010 (Friendly, withdrew due to an earthquake in Chile)
DF	Juan Manuel Díaz	28 October 1987 (age 22)	0	0	River Plate		v.  Costa Rica, November 18, 2010 (WCQ2010)
DF	Bruno Silva		29 March 1980 (age 30)		19	0	Internacional		v.  Costa Rica, November 18, 2010 (WCQ2010)
DF	Carlos Valdez		5 February 1983 (age 27)	15	0	Reggina			v.  Costa Rica, November 14, 2009 (WCQ2010, withdrew due to injury)

MF	Álvaro Fernández	11 October 1985 (age 24)	7	0	Universidad de Chile	v.  Switzerland, March 3, 2010 (Friendly, withdrew due to an earthquake in Chile)
MF	Ignacio González	1 January 1982 (age 28)		17	1	Levadiakos		v.  Switzerland, March 3, 2010 (Friendly, withdrew due to injury)
MF	Miguel Amado		28 December 1984 (age 25)	2	0	Defensor Sporting	v.  Costa Rica, November 18, 2010 (WCQ2010)
MF	Sebastián Eguren	8 January 1981 (age 29)		26	5	AIK			v.  Costa Rica, November 18, 2010 (WCQ2010)
MF	Álvaro González		29 October 1984 (age 25)	11	0	Nacional		v.  Costa Rica, November 18, 2010 (WCQ2010)
MF	Diego de Souza		14 July 1984 (age 25)		0	0	Defensor Sporting	v.  Argentina, October 14, 2009 (WCQ2010)
MF	Cristian Rodríguez	30 September 1985 (age 24)	36	3	Porto			v.  Argentina, October 14, 2009 (WCQ2010)
MF	Diego Arismendi		25 January 1988 (age 22)	2	0	Brighton & Hove Albion	v.  Venezuela, June 10, 2009 (WCQ2010)

FW	Hernán Rodrigo López	21 January 1978 (age 32)	2	0	Vélez Sársfield		v.  Costa Rica, November 18, 2010 (WCQ2010)

Coming games

Date		Oponent		Venue							Competition
May 26, 2010	Israel		Estadio Centenario Montevideo, Uruguay			International Friendly
June 11, 2010	France		Cape Town Stadium Cape Town, South Africa		2010 FIFA World Cup - Group stage
June 16, 2010 	South Africa	Loftus Versfeld Stadium Pretoria, South Africa		2010 FIFA World Cup - Group stage
June 22, 2010	Mexico		Royal Bafokeng Stadium Rustenburg, South Africa		2010 FIFA World Cup - Group stage

World Cup record


Year	Round		Position	GP	W	D*	L	GS	GA
1930	Champions	1st		4	4	0	0	15	3
1934	Withdrew
1938	Did Not Enter
1950	Champions	1st		4	3	1	0	15	5
1954	Semi-Final	4th		5	3	0	2	16	9
1958	Did Not Qualify
1962	Round 1		13th		3	1	0	2	4	6
1966	Quarter-Final	7th		4	1	2	1	2	5
1970	Semi-Final	4th		6	2	1	3	4	5
1974	Round 1		13th		3	0	1	2	1	6
1978	Did Not Qualify
1982	Did Not Qualify
1986	Round of 16	16th		4	0	2	2	2	8
1990	Round of 16	16th		4	1	1	2	2	5
1994	Did Not Qualify
1998	Did Not Qualify
2002	Round 1		26th		3	0	2	1	4	5
2006	Did Not Qualify
2010	Qualified							
Total	11/19		2 Titles	40	15	10	15	65	57

Individual all-time records

[b]Most matches played[/b]							[b]Most goals scored[/b]
#	Name			Career		Caps	Goals	| #	Player			Career		Goals 	(Caps)	Goals per game
1	Rodolfo Rodríguez	1976–1986	79	0	| 1	Héctor Scarone		1917–1930	31 	(52)	0.60
2	Fabián Carini		1999–		74	0	| =2	Ángel Romano		1911–1927	28 	(68)	0.41
3	Enzo Francescoli	1982–1997	72	15	| =2	Sebastián Abreu		1997–		28 	(56)	0.50
4	Álvaro Recoba		1995–2007	69	14	| 4	Óscar Míguez		1950–1958	27 	(39)	0.69
=5	Ángel Romano		1911–1927	68	28	| 5	Pedro Petrone		1924–1930	24 	(29)	0.83
=5	Pablo Gabriel García	1997–2008	68	3	| =6	Diego Forlán		2002–		23 	(63)	0.38
7	Carlos Aguilera		1982–1997	65	23	| =6	Carlos Aguilera		1983–1997	23 	(65)	0.35
=8	Diego Forlán		2002–		61	23	| 8	Fernando Morena		1971–1983	22 	(54)	0.41
=8	Paolo Montero		1991–2005	61	5	| 9	José Piendibene		1909–1923	20 	(40)	0.50
=8	Jorge Barrios		1980–1992	61	4	| 10	Héctor Castro		1926–1935	18 	(25)	0.72

World Cup Winning Captains

#	Name		Caps	Goals
1930	José Nasazzi	51	0
1950	Obdulio Varela	45	9

Trivia

Uruguay and Argentina hold the record for the most international matches played between two countries.

The two teams have faced each other 161 times since 1901. The first match against Argentina was the first official international match to be played outside the United Kingdom and Ireland

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Apparently Abel Hernandez will be in the extended list of 30. nothing official yet, but it seems tht he has a big chance.

Albin has no chance of being in the team. Tabarez doesn't seem to rate him at all.

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  • 4 weeks later...

No Zalayeta :(

GOALKEEPERS: Fernando Muslera (Lazio — Italy), Juan Castillo (Deportivo Cali — Colombia) und MartSilva (Defensor Sporting — Uruguay)

DEFENDERS: Diego Lugano (Fenerbahce — Turkey), Diego Godín (Villarreal — Spain), Andrés Scotti (Colo Colo — Chile), Jorge Fucile (Porto — Portugal), Martín Cáceres (Juventus — Italy), Mauricio Victorino (Universidad de Chile), Maximiliano Pereira (Benfica — Portugal).

MIDFIELDERS: Walter Gargano (Napoli — Italy), Egidio Arévalo Ríos (Penarol — Uruguay), Sebastián Eguren (AIK Stockholm — Sweden), Diego Pérez (Monaco — France), Álvaro Pereira (Porto — Portugal), Ignacio González (Valencia — Spain), Nicolás Lodeiro (Ajax — Holland), Álvaro Fernández (Universidad de Chile)

FORWARDS: Luis Suárez (Ajax — Holland), Diego Forlán (Atletico de Madrid — Spain), Sebastián Abreu (Botafogo — Brazil), Edinson Cavani (Palermo — Italy), Sebastián Fernández (Banfield — Argentina)

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I am not surprised that El Loco Abreu is included in the squad. :cool:

Hes 1 goal off being equal top record goalscorer for Uruguay. Very underrated player IMO.

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Yes, he is not a good player, but he is a great goalscorer. When he arrived to Botafogo he said he would make them win the Rio State League, and guess what, he did that and Botafogo won it rather easily thanks in part to him (and to Joel Santana, their manager).

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I watched a few Uruguay qualifiers and they were the best "beautiful" football playing team in South America, better than Brazil - they just dont have the resilience that Brazil have in their current side.. but I can see them going far with a little bit of luck. I'd say they are better than Argentina

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Took a guess at Lodeiro because he was used in the games against Costa Rica and some friendly in March, coach seems to be keeping his options open between those two.

Don't like the 3 man defense, but Maxi Pereira is sort of taking a wing back role on the right side I guess.

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He was very good in the game against Costa Rica, but at that time he was playing a lot for his club, since he arrived at Ajax he didn't play that much and mostly as a sub.

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Uruguayan national team doctor Edgardo Barbosa thanked Altamiro Bottino (Botafogo's physiologist) for his work with Botafogo player Sebastián Abreu, who is very fit for the World Cup: :cool:

Estimado Altamiro: Yo soy el Dr. Edgardo Barbosa teniendo como especialidades la Cardiología y la Medicina del Deporte. Esta última la cursé en Uruguay y también en Porto Alegre, Brasil, con el Dr. Eduardo De Rose en la ESEF de la UFRGS, en los años 1987 y 1988.

Te escribo este mail a punto de partida de inquietudes que tiene el jugador Sebastián Abreu. A él le venimos realizando un seguimiento longitudinal desde la Copa América de Venezuela del año 2007, y considero que éste es uno de sus mejores momentos.

Quedo a tus órdenes para cualquier consulta y cualquier duda que yo tenga de estaré escribiendo un nuevo mail

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Tabarez tried something similar early in the qualifiers with Abreu up top with Forlan, Suarez, I Gonzalez or C Rodriguez supporting. It didn't work very well, a lot of costly draws at home.

Last time was against Colombia with Forlan behind Suarez, C. Rodriguez and Cavani on the wings. Didn't last long as we got a player sent off early in the first half and had to change the system.

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Have they ever played a simple 4-2-3-1, it looks to suit them best imo.

Muslera

Perreira Lugano Godin Caceres

Perez Gargano

Cavani - - - Gonzalez - - - Suárez

Forlan

This is almost how Ajax played last two seasons, with two wingers, in those seasons Suárez did pretty well, would give formation a chance if I was the manager,

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So Loderio is not first choice huh? Surprised at that

As mentioned earlier in this thread, he did play well against Costa Rica, but after his move to Ajax, he barely played games (most as a sub).

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As mentioned earlier in this thread, he did play well against Costa Rica, but after his move to Ajax, he barely played games (most as a sub).

How has featured in the warmu p games? as a sub? If Loderio is not going to be the midfield playmaker who is first choice for Uruguay as a creative midfielder these days? - Pereira?

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