Uruguay National Football Team

Sport Soccer
Country Uruguay Uruguay
Home town Montevideo
Founding year 1900
Leagues FIFA World Cup
Website www.auf.org.uy

Uruguay as a country is the token country in the world who has won a World Cup. It is the second smallest country with a total population of over 40 million people who have not only participated in World Cup but also has won the title and medals. Currently It bags the 5th position in the FIFA World Cup 2010’, whereas, it ranks 1st from Group A, from which it is participating currently.

Uruguay has performed for their home games at the stadium called “Estadio Centenario” at Montevideo the capital of Uruguay. The importance of the match decides and attracts accordingly the size of the spectators for Uruguay’s home matches which also constitutes the quality of the opposition. World Cup succeeding matches frequently magnetize crowds between 60,000 and 70,000 spectators.

Major Achievements

The Uruguay team has won 2 FIFA World Cups, like in 1930 they won their first ever World Cup as hosts, defeating Argentina by 4-2 in the finals. In 1950, they won their second title defeating Brazil by 2-1 in the finals.

Twice, this team won the Gold Medals at the Summer Olympics in football in 1924 and in 1928 respectively prior to the formation of the World Cup. In 1980, they won the Mundialito, a tournament among former World Cup champions, which they hosted to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the First World Cup.

Further, Uruguay is known to be one of the most successful teams in the world, having won around 18 official titles, 14 Copa America, 2 FIFA World Cup and 2 Olympic Games. Though this team is the smallest member nation of COMEBOL, South American Football Association, they have won around 14 Copa America titles, a record which they share with Argentina.

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