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Fernando Muslera

  • Position: Goal Keeper
  • Squad number: 1
  • Date of birth: 16 June, 1986 (24 years old)
  • Height: 6'3" (190cm)

Tournament totals

Games played Saves
7 Fernando Muslera
32 Fernando Muslera
0 As substitute
32 Total Uruguay
32 Most saves by Nestor Fernando Muslera
7 Total Uruguay
Goals Assists
0 Fernando Muslera
0 Fernando Muslera
11 Total Uruguay
9 Total Uruguay
6 Best Diego Forlan
Fouls by | on Cards yellow | red
0|0 Fernando Muslera
0|0 Fernando Muslera
80|95 Total Uruguay
10|2 Total Uruguay
20 Most fouls by Mark Van Bommel
25 Most fouls on Andres Iniesta

Uruguay games played

  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

Player profile

Muslera only made his debut in October and was the fourth keeper manager Oscar Tabarez used during qualifying. The Lazio stopper was promoted to the starting line-up for the crucial final two qualifying matches (away to Ecuador and at home to Argentina) following mistakes by previous incumbents.

After impressing in both games, he held on to his place for the play-off against Costa Rica. Dependable under pressure, Muslera looks to be in pole position for the number one shirt.

The 23-year-old has been in excellent form for Lazio this season, missing only two Serie A games as the Roman club finished 12th. He arrived in Italy in 2007 for £2.75m from Uruguay giants Nacional, and spent much of his first two seasons at the Stadio Olimpico on the bench.

He did, however, play a key role in Lazio’s 2008/09 Copa Italia-winning side, saving two penalties in the final against Sampdoria. His career began in 2004 with Montevideo Wanderers.

Muslera is known by Lazio fans as ‘Castorino’ or the 'Little Beaver' and has been linked by the English press with moves to both Arsenal and Manchester United.

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