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Uruguay

  1. Uruguay 0-0 France
    Friday, 11 June Match report
  2. South Africa 0-3 Uruguay
    Wednesday, 16 June Match report
  3. Mexico 0-1 Uruguay
    Tuesday, 22 June Match report
  4. Uruguay 2-1 South Korea
    Saturday, 26 June Match report
  5. Uruguay 1-1 Ghana
    Friday, 2 July Match report
  6. Uruguay 2-3 Netherlands
    Tuesday, 6 July Match report
  7. Uruguay 2-3 Germany
    Saturday, 10 July Match report

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Games played Shots on target | off target
7 Total Uruguay
49|38 Total Uruguay
Goals Assists
11 Total Uruguay
9 Total Uruguay
Fouls by | on Cards yellow | red
80|95 Total Uruguay
10|2 Total Uruguay

Team profile

A great team in the first half of the 20th century, Uruguay have struggled to live up to their famous history ever since, but they travel to South Africa with the potential to be one of the tournament's surprise packages. While the prospect of lifting the World Cup for a third time following their victories in 1930 and 1950 may be an unrealistic ambition, La Celeste certainly have the players to trouble Group A rivals, France, Mexico and South Africa.

Oscar Tabarez's side is blessed with a mixture of outstanding strikers, young talent and the old Uruguayan fighting spirit. But despite their undoubted talents, Tabarez's men made hard work of qualifying, managing just three wins in their opening 10 matches before redeeming themselves with wins over Colombia and Ecuador to set up a two-legged play-off against Costa Rica. Expectations at home are not high, but Tabarez believes his team will give a good account of themselves in South Africa: "I believe that we can cause a surprise as not much is expected of us."

Squad List

NO POS PLAYER CLUB AGE CAPS
1 GK Fernando Muslera Lazio 24 11
2 DF Diego Lugano Fenerbahce 29 46
3 DF Diego Godin Villarreal 24 40
4 DF Jorge Fucile FC Porto 25 28
5 MF Walter Gargano Napoli 25 28
6 DF Mauricio Victorino Corporacion de Futbol Profesional de la Universidad de Chile 27 9
7 FW Edinson Cavani Palermo 23 19
8 MF Sebastian Eguren Villarreal 29 28
9 FW Luis Suarez Ajax 23 35
10 FW Diego Forlan Atletico Madrid 31 69
11 MF Alvaro Pereira FC Porto 24 20
12 GK Juan Castillo Asociacion Deportivo Cali 32 11
13 FW Sebastian Abreu Clube Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas 33 60
14 MF Nicolas Lodeiro Ajax 21 6
15 MF Diego Perez Monaco 30 56
16 DF Maximiliano Pereira Benfica 26 42
17 MF Egidio Arevalo Penarol 28 12
18 MF Ignacio Gonzalez Valencia 28 18
19 DF Andres Scotti Club Social y Deportivo Colo Colo 34 28
20 MF Alvaro Fernandez Vitoria Setubal 24 11
21 FW Sebastian Fernandez Club Atletico Banfield 25 7
22 DF Martin Caceres Barcelona 23 20
23 GK Martin Silva Defensor Sporting Club 27 1

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Group A Teams W D L GD PTS
Uruguay 2 1 0 4 7
Mexico 1 1 1 1 4
South Africa 1 1 1 -2 4
France 0 1 2 -3 1
Group B Teams W D L GD PTS
Argentina 3 0 0 6 9
South Korea 1 1 1 -1 4
Greece 1 0 2 -3 3
Nigeria 0 1 2 -2 1
Group C Teams W D L GD PTS
USA 1 2 0 1 5
England 1 2 0 1 5
Slovenia 1 1 1 0 4
Algeria 0 1 2 -2 1
Group D Teams W D L GD PTS
Germany 2 0 1 4 6
Ghana 1 1 1 0 4
Australia 1 1 1 -3 4
Serbia 1 0 2 -1 3
Group E Teams W D L GD PTS
Netherlands 3 0 0 4 9
Japan 2 0 1 2 6
Denmark 1 0 2 -3 3
Cameroon 0 0 3 -3 0
Group F Teams W D L GD PTS
Paraguay 1 2 0 2 5
Slovakia 1 1 1 -1 4
New Zealand 0 3 0 0 3
Italy 0 2 1 -1 2
Group G Teams W D L GD PTS
Brazil 2 1 0 3 7
Portugal 1 2 0 7 5
Ivory Coast 1 1 1 1 4
North Korea 0 0 3 -11 0
Group H Teams W D L GD PTS
Spain 2 0 1 2 6
Chile 2 0 1 1 6
Switzerland 1 1 1 0 4
Honduras 0 1 2 -3 1

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