The Uruguay national football team (Spanish: Selección de fútbol de Uruguay) represents Uruguay in international football, and is controlled by the Uruguayan Football Association, the governing body for football in Uruguay. The Uruguayan team is commonly referred to as La Celeste (The Sky Blue). Uruguay have won the Copa América 15 times, alongside Argentina the most titles in the history of that tournament. Uruguay’s most recent title being the 2011 edition. The team has won the FIFA World Cup twice, including the first World Cup in 1930 as hosts, defeating Argentina 4–2 in the final. Their second title came in 1950, upsetting host Brazil 2–1 in the final match, which has the highest attendance for a football match ever. Uruguay have also won gold medals at the Olympic football tournament twice, in 1924 and 1928. The gold medals received at the 1924 and 1928 Summer Olympics are recognised by FIFA as senior FIFA World Championships.

Uruguay National Football Team

South America’s Grand Old Man is gearing up for yet another Copa America. This will be Oscar Tabarez’s sixth competition at the Celeste helm, although the 71-year-old coach has received more than a few respectful calls to step aside following the World Cup as he continues to struggle with health problems. On the pitch, at least, Uruguay cut a far more youthful figure. Midfield duo Rodrigo Bentancur and Lucas Torreira enjoyed excellent campaigns in Russia, and aged 21 and 22 respectively will only get better with more international experience. At the back the Celeste will call on Diego Godin and Jose Gimenez, arguably the strongest defensive duo in world football at Atletico Madrid, while Real youngster Fede Valverde is also crying out for more game time. Their Copa chances, however, hang on two seasoned stars. Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani have been in red-hot form this year and if they can stay in form and injury-free up to June, Uruguay will be serious candidates to take the title they last lifted in 2011.

Uruguay FIFA World Cup 2022 Squad

_Uruguay FIFA World Cup 2022 squad
S.No. Player Club
1 Sebastián Sosa  Mazatlán F.C.
2 Sergio Rochet Club Nacional de Football
3 Martín Campaña Al-Batin F.C.
4 Kevin Dawson Club Atlético Peñarol
5 Guillermo de Amores Deportivo Cali
6 Nicolás Vikonis  Mazatlán F.C.
7 José María Giménez Atlético Madrid
8 Ronald Araújo Barcelona
9 Sebastián Coates Sporting CP
10 Sebastián Cáceres Club América
11 Leandro Cabrera  RCD Espanyol de Barcelona
12 Bruno Méndez Sport Club Internacional
13 Emanuel Gularte  Club Puebla
14 Diego Godín  Clube Atlético Mineiro
15 Martín Cáceres  Cagliari Calcio
16 Mathí­as Olivera  Getafe CF
17 Matías Viña Roma
18 Alfonso Espino Cádiz CF
19 Joaquín Piquerez  Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras
20 Guillermo Varela FC Dynamo Moscow
21 Giovanni González  Club Atlético Peñarol
22 Damián Suárez Getafe CF
23 Lucas Torreira Fiorentina
24 Manuel Ugarte  Sporting CP
25 Federico Valverde Real Madrid
26 Rodrigo Bentancur Juventus
27 Mauro Arambarri Getafe CF
28 Fernando Gorriarán  Santos Laguna
29 Matías Vecino Inter Milan
30 César Araújo  Orlando City SC
31 Giorgian de Arrascaeta Flamengo
32 Santiago Rodríguez  New York City FC
33 Gastón Pereiro Cagliari Calcio
34 Diego Rossi Fenerbahçe S.K.
35 Facundo Torres Peñarol
36 Nicolás López  Tigres UANL
37 Facundo Pellistri Tigres UANL
38 Brian Ocampo  Club Nacional de Football
39 Federico Martínez Club León
40 Agustín Canobbio Club Atlético Peñarol
41 Darwin Núñez Benfica
42 Luis Suárez Atlético de Madrid
43 Jonathan Rodríguez Al-Nassr FC
44 Agustín Álvarez Al-Nassr FC
45 Edinson Cavani  Manchester United F.C.
46 Martín Satriano Inter Milan
47 Cristhian Stuani Girona FC

Uruguay FIFA World Cup 2022 Coach (Manager) Óscar Tabárez

Óscar Tabárez Uruguay FIFA World Cup 2022 Coach Óscar Washington Tabárez Silva  known as El Maestro is a Uruguayan professional football manager and former player. He most recently coached the Uruguay national team. On 7 March 2006 Tabárez took charge of the national team for a second time, and at that time Uruguay had only qualified for 2002 FIFA World Cup since his first spell as manager as they failed to qualify for 1994 FIFA World Cup (losing to Brazil in the last match in their group), 1998 FIFA World Cup (finished 7th in the Group Stage) and 2006 FIFA World Cup (lost to Australia in the play-off). Also on the same day he presented the “Proceso de Institucionalización de Selecciones y la Formación de sus Futbolistas” (Process of National Teams’ Institutionalization and Players’ Growth), which established a “proper way” of work with the national teams (under-15, -18 and -20 and the senior team), reintroducing the 4–3–3 formation and setting time for players in which they can study. With the help of the Complejo Celeste, the work were facilitated upon the objectives of the Proceso. As of 29 March 2016, 10 of the 11-most capped players for Uruguay have been part of the Proceso.

Uruguay FIFA World Cup 2022 Jersey (Kit)

_Uruguay FIFA World Cup 2022 jersey  


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