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Flag of Uruguay Uruguay
195px-Uruguay football association.svg
Nickname(s) Los Charrúas
La Celeste (The Sky Blue One)

La Garra Charrúa
Association Asociación Uruguaya de Fútbol (AUF)
Confederation CONMEBOL (South America)
Head coach Flag of Uruguay Óscar Tabárez
Asst coach Flag of Uruguay Celso Otero
Captain Diego Lugano
Most caps Diego Forlán (112)
Top scorer Luis Suárez (40)
Ground Estadio Centenario
FIFA code URU
URU 1URU 2
World Cup appearances 12 (First in 1930)
Best result Winners, 1930 and 1950
Copa América appearances 41 (First in 1916)
Best result Winners, 1916, 1917, 1920, 1923, 1924, 1926, 1935, 1942, 1956, 1959, 1967, 1983, 1987, 1995, 2011


The Uruguay national football team is the national association football team of Uruguay and is controlled by the Uruguayan Football Association.

HistoryEdit

Main article: History of the Uruguay national football team

FIFA World Cup historyEdit

Main article: Uruguay FIFA World Cup history

FIFA World CupEdit

Copa AméricaEdit

Main article: Uruguay Copa América history

Friendly matches 2013-14Edit

Main article: Uruguay friendly match history

Current squadEdit

The following 23 players were named for the 2014 FIFA World Cup final squad.
Caps and goals, correct on 28 June 2014, subsequent to the match against Colombia.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
1 1GK Fernando Muslera 16 June 1986 (1986-06-16) (age 28) 62 0 Flag of Turkey Galatasaray
12 1GK Rodrigo Muñoz 22 January 1982 (1982-01-22) (age 32) 0 0 Flag of Paraguay Libertad
23 1GK Martín Silva 25 March 1983 (1983-03-25) (age 31) 4 0 Brazil Vasco da Gama
2 2DF Diego Lugano (Captain) 2 November 1980 (1980-11-02) (age 33) 95 9 Unattached
3 2DF Diego Godín 16 February 1986 (1986-02-16) (age 28) 81 4 Flag of Spain Atlético Madrid
4 2DF Jorge Fucile 19 November 1984 (1984-11-19) (age 29) 43 0 Flag of Uruguay Nacional
13 2DF José Giménez 20 January 1995 (1995-01-20) (age 19) 9 0 Flag of Spain Atlético Madrid B
16 2DF Maxi Pereira 8 June 1984 (1984-06-08) (age 30) 93 3 Flag of Portugal Benfica
19 2DF Sebastián Coates 7 October 1990 (1990-10-07) (age 23) 16 1 England Liverpool
22 2DF Martín Cáceres 7 April 1987 (1987-04-07) (age 27) 61 1 Flag of Italy Juventus
5 3MF Walter Gargano 23 July 1984 (1984-07-23) (age 30) 64 1 Flag of Italy Parma
6 3MF Álvaro Pereira 28 November 1985 (1985-11-28) (age 28) 60 6 Brazil São Paulo
7 3MF Cristian Rodríguez 30 September 1985 (1985-09-30) (age 28) 77 8 Flag of Spain Atlético Madrid
14 3MF Nicolás Lodeiro 21 March 1989 (1989-03-21) (age 25) 29 3 Brazil Corinthians
15 3MF Diego Pérez 18 May 1980 (1980-05-18) (age 34) 89 2 Flag of Italy Bologna
17 3MF Egidio Arévalo Ríos 1 January 1982 (1982-01-01) (age 32) 59 0 Flag of Mexico UANL
18 3MF Gastón Ramírez 2 December 1990 (1990-12-02) (age 23) 31 0 England Southampton
20 3MF Álvaro González 29 October 1984 (1984-10-29) (age 29) 47 2 Flag of Italy Lazio
8 4FW Abel Hernández 8 August 1990 (1990-08-08) (age 23) 14 7 Flag of Italy Palermo
9 4FW Luis Suárez 1. 24 January 1987 (1987-01-24) (age 27) 79 40 Flag of Spain Barcelona
10 4FW Diego Forlán 19 May 1979 (1979-05-19) (age 35) 112 36 Flag of Japan Cerezo Osaka
11 4FW Christian Stuani 12 October 1986 (1986-10-12) (age 27) 14 4 Flag of Spain Espanyol
21 4FW Edinson Cavani 14 February 1987 (1987-02-14) (age 27) 66 22 Flag of France Paris Saint-Germain
1. On 26 June 2014, the FIFA Disciplinary Committee banned Luis Suárez for 9 international matches and 4 months of any football-related activity after he was found guilty of biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini during their final group stage match. He was also fined CHF100,000 (approx. £65,700/€82,000/US119,000). With Suárez banned, Uruguay lost their next match 0–2 to Colombia and were knocked out of the FIFA World Cup.

Recent call-upsEdit

The following players have also been called up to the Uruguay squad in the past 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Juan Castillo 17 April 1978 (1978-04-17) (age 36) 13 0 Flag of Uruguay Peñarol v. Jordan.png Jordan, 20 November 2013
DF Andrés Scotti 14 December 1975 (1975-12-14) (age 38) 40 1 Flag of Uruguay Nacional 2014 FIFA World Cup (standby)
DF Alejandro Silva 4 September 1989 (1989-09-04) (age 24) 2 0 Flag of Argentina Lanús 2014 FIFA World Cup (standby)
DF Gastón Silva 5 March 1994 (1994-03-05) (age 20) 0 0 Flag of Uruguay Defensor Sporting v. Jordan.png Jordan, 13 November 2013
DF Matías Aguirregaray 1 April 1989 (1989-04-01) (age 25) 4 0 Flag of Argentina Estudiantes v. Flag of Ecuador.png Ecuador, 11 October 2013
DF Emiliano Velázquez 30 April 1994 (1994-04-30) (age 20) 0 0 Flag of Uruguay Danubio v. Flag of Colombia.png Colombia, 10 September 2013
MF Sebastián Eguren 8 January 1981 (1981-01-08) (age 33) 54 7 Brazil Palmeiras 2014 FIFA World Cup (standby)
MF Álvaro Fernández 11 October 1985 (1985-10-11) (age 28) 12 0 Flag of Uruguay Nacional 2014 FIFA World Cup (standby)
MF Gonzalo Castro 14 September 1984 (1984-09-14) (age 29) 5 0 Flag of Spain Real Sociedad 2014 FIFA World Cup (standby)

Current coaching staffEdit

AlumniEdit

Former playersEdit

Main article: List of Uruguayan international players

ManagersEdit

Main article: List of Uruguay international managers

HonoursEdit

Note: The list above is for Senior and Olympic teams.

External links and referencesEdit

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