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Nicolas Lodeiro

  • Position: Midfielder
  • Squad number: 14
  • Date of birth: 21 March, 1989 (21 years old)
  • Height: 5'7" (170cm)

Tournament totals

Games played Shots on target | off target
3 Nicolas Lodeiro
0|0 Nicolas Lodeiro
3 As substitute
49|38 Total Uruguay
20 Most shots on target Diego Forlan
7 Total Uruguay
12 Most shots off target Asamoah Gyan, Cristiano Ronaldo, Wesley Sneijder
Goals Assists
0 Nicolas Lodeiro
1 Nicolas Lodeiro
11 Total Uruguay
9 Total Uruguay
6 Best Diego Forlan
Fouls by | on Cards yellow | red
2|1 Nicolas Lodeiro
1|1 Nicolas Lodeiro
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

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The new hope of Uruguayan football, the skilful playmaker only made his Uruguay debut in the first leg play-off win against Costa Rica and was many pundits’ man-of-the match in the 1-1 draw that sealed qualification.

Lodeiro has been praised for his technical ability, intelligence on the ball, explosive bursts of pace and a clinical eye for goal. The 21-year-old joined Ajax in January, teaming up with international team-mate Luis Suarez, but struggled to start matches - his eight league appearances all came from the bench.

Born in Paysandu, Lodeiro came through the ranks at Montevideo giants Nacional and made his senior debut in 2007. He was instrumental as the club won the league title in 2008/09 and reached the semi-finals of the Copa Libertadores.

He captained Uruguay at the 2009 Under-20 World Cup in Egypt, prompting his call-up to the senior side.

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