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FIFA World Cup (29 Days to go) : Team Profile – URUGUAY

Uruguay finished second in the CONMEBOL standings for Russia 2018 qualifying after reaching the finals on the final matchday with a 4-2 win over Bolivia.

FIFA Ranking: 21

Continent: South America

Nickname(s): La Celeste (The Sky Blue); Los Charrúas (The Charrúa); La Garra Charrúa (The Charrúa Claw)

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World Cup History:

Qualifying Campaigs: 16

First stage appearances: 12

Semi final appearances: 5

Finals: 2

Titles: 2

First World Cup: 1930

Last World Cup: 2014

Best outing: Champion (1930, 1950)

Key Player: LUIZ SUAREZ

A prolific striker for club and country, Suarez is Uruguay’s all-time leading goalscorer. A European and world champion with Barcelona, the forward has scored five times at the FIFA World Cup, having starred at South Africa 2010 and Brazil 2014.

MATCHES

June 15: EGYPT vs URUGUAY

June 20: URUGUAY vs SAUDI ARABIA

June 25: URUGUAY vs RUSSIA

NEXT PROFILE (Tomorrow): PORTUGAL


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