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Sebastian Eguren

  • Position: Midfielder
  • Squad number: 8
  • Date of birth: 8 January, 1981 (29 years old)
  • Height: 6'1" (186cm)

Tournament totals

Games played Shots on target | off target
1 Sebastian Eguren
0|0 Sebastian Eguren
1 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 Sebastian Eguren
0 Sebastian Eguren
11 Total Uruguay
9 Total Uruguay
6 Best Diego Forlan
Fouls by | on Cards yellow | red
0|0 Sebastian Eguren
0|0 Sebastian Eguren
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

Eguren is a hard-working central midfielder who is comfortable in both a defensive and attacking role. In 2004 he was banned from football for six months after testing positive for cocaine, but the suspension was reduced when he explained he had been drinking cocoa tea to alleviate altitude sickness.

He made his Uruguay debut in 2001 but was then overlooked for five years. Eguren played most of the qualifiers while at Villarreal, but left to play for AIK in Sweden to ensure regular games ahead of the World Cup.

He began his career in Uruguay with Montevideo Wanderers, Danubio and Nacional, followed by spells with Norway-based Rosenborg and Swedish club Hammarby, where his performances earned him a transfer to La Liga in January 2008.

Alongside Spain international Marcos Senna in central midfield, Eguren helped Villarreal to their best-ever La Liga finish (second) and they also reached the Champions League quarter-finals two seasons running.

He returned to Sweden in January to sign for AIK, where he reportedly needed police protection from furious Hammarby fans.

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