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Uruguay




Federation founded: 1900
FIFA member since: 1923
Confederation: CONMEBOL
Colours: Sky blue and black
Nicknames: La Celeste (The Sky Blue One)
World Cups qualified for: 12 (of 20)
Best results: Champions 1930, 1950

WORLD CUP RANKING
P 51 W 20 D 12 L 19 GF 80 GA 71 Pts 72
Uruguay are 9th on the all-time table.

WORLD CUP SUMMARY
1930 Champions 1 Squad Hosts
1934 Did not enter
1938 Did not enter
1950 Champions 1 Squad Qualifiers
1954 Semifinal 4 Squad Qualifiers
1958 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1962 First round 13 Squad Qualifiers
1966 Quarterfinal 7 Squad Qualifiers
1970 Semifinal 4 Squad Qualifiers
1974 First round 13 Squad Qualifiers
1978 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1982 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1986 Round of 16 16 Squad Qualifiers
1990 Round of 16 16 Squad Qualifiers
1994 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1998 Did not qualify Qualifiers
2002 First round 26 Squad Qualifiers
2006 Did not qualify Qualifiers
2010 Semifinal 4 Squad Qualifiers
2014 Round of 16 12 Squad Qualifiers

TEAM RECORDS
Champions 1930, 1950
Finalists -
Semifinalists (or top 4) 1954, 1970, 2010
Quarterfinalists (or top 8) 1966
Biggest win 8-0 vs Bolivia 1950
Biggest loss 1-6 vs Denmark 1986
Most wins in a row 5
Most losses in a row 3
Longest unbeaten run 11
Longest run without win 11
Longest run qualifying 4 (1962-74)
Longest run not qualifying 2
Penalty shoot-outs 1 win, 0 loss
URU vs Europe W10 - D9 - L15
URU vs South America W5 - D0 - L3
URU vs Asia W3 - D0 - L0
URU vs Africa W1 - D2 - L0
URU vs N/C America W1 - D1 - L1

MOST WORLD CUP APPEARANCES
Ladislao Mazurkiewicz 13 1966-74
Egidio Arevalo 11 2010-14
Julio Cortes 11 1962-70
Fernando Muslera 11 2010-14
Edinson Cavani 10 2010-14
Diego Forlan 10 2002-14
Maximiliano Pereira 10 2010-14
Pedro Rocha 10 1962-74
Luis Ubiņa 10 1966-70

MOST WORLD CUP GOALS
Oscar Miguez 8 1950-54
Diego Forlan 6 2002-14
Pedro Cea 5 1930
Juan Schiaffino 5 1950-54
Luis Suarez 5 2010-14
Carlos Borges 4 1954
Alcides Ghiggia 4 1950
Juan Anselmo 3 1930
Juan Hohberg 3 1954


 

YEAR RD OPPONENTS RESULT 1930 1R Peru W 1-0 1R Romania W 4-0 SF Yugoslavia W 6-1 F Argentina W 4-2 1950 1R Bolivia W 8-0 FG Spain D 2-2 FG Sweden W 3-2 FG Brazil W 2-1 1954 1R Czechoslovakia W 2-0 1R Scotland W 7-0 QF England W 4-2 SF Hungary [aet] L 2-4 3/4 Austria L 1-3 1962 1R Colombia W 2-1 1R Yugoslavia L 1-3 1R Soviet Union L 1-2 1966 1R England D 0-0 1R France W 2-1 1R Mexico D 0-0 QF West Germany L 0-4 1970 1R Israel W 2-0 1R Italy D 0-0 1R Sweden L 0-1 QF Soviet Union [aet] W 1-0 SF Brazil L 1-3 3/4 West Germany L 0-1 1974 1R Netherlands L 0-2 1R Bulgaria D 1-1 1R Sweden L 0-3 1986 1R West Germany D 1-1 1R Denmark L 1-6 1R Scotland D 0-0 2R Argentina L 0-1 1990 1R Spain D 0-0 1R Belgium L 1-3 1R South Korea W 1-0 2R Italy L 0-2 2002 1R Denmark L 1-2 1R France D 0-0 1R Senegal D 3-3 2010 1R France D 0-0 1R South Africa W 3-0 1R Mexico W 1-0 2R South Korea W 2-1 QF Ghana [4-2 ap] D 1-1 SF Netherlands L 2-3 3/4 Germany L 2-3 2014 1R Costa Rica L 1-3 1R England W 2-1 1R Italy W 1-0 2R Colombia L 0-2

 

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