Uruguay national football team

Uruguay
Nickname(s) La Celeste (The Sky Blues)
“Los Charrúas”
Association AUF
Confederation CONMEBOL (South America)
Head coach Fabián Coito (interim)
Captain Diego Godín
Most caps Maxi Pereira (125)
Top scorer Luis Suárez (53)
Home stadium Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
FIFA code URU
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 5 9 (16 August 2018)
Highest 2 (July 2011)
Lowest 55 (December 1998)
Elo ranking
Current 7 4 (9 July 2018)
Highest 1 (Various dates 1920–31)
Lowest 48 (5 September 1979)
First international
 Uruguay 2–3 Argentina 
(Montevideo, Uruguay; 16 May 1901)[note 1][3]
Biggest win
 Uruguay 9–0 Bolivia 
(Lima, Peru; 9 November 1927)
Biggest defeat
 Uruguay 0–6 Argentina 
(Montevideo, Uruguay; 20 July 1902)
World Cup
Appearances 13 (first in 1930)
Best result Champions (1930, 1950)
Copa América
Appearances 45 (first in 1916)
Best result Champions (1916, 1917, 1920, 1923, 1924, 1926, 1935, 1942, 1956, 1959, 1967, 1983, 1987, 1995, 2011)
Confederations Cup
Appearances 2 (first in 1997)
Best result Fourth Place (1997, 2013)

The Uruguay national football team represents Uruguay in international association football and is controlled by the Uruguayan Football Association, the governing body for football in Uruguay. The current head coach is Óscar Tabárez. The Uruguayan team is commonly referred to as La Celeste (The Sky Blue). They have won the Copa América 15 times, the most successful national team in the tournament, the 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. They won their second title in 1950, upsetting host Brazil 2–1 in the final match, which received an attendance higher than any football match ever.

They have won the Gold Medals in football at the Summer Olympics twice, in 1924 and 1928 recognized by FIFA as World Championships, before the creation of the World Cup. Uruguay also won the 1980 Mundialito, a tournament among former World Cup champions. In total, Uruguay have won 20 official titles, a world record for the most international titles held by any country.

Their success is amplified by the fact that the nation has a very small population of around 3.4 million inhabitants (2011 est.). Uruguay is by far the smallest country in the world to have won a World Cup in terms of population, 1.75 million inhabitants in 1930. The second-smallest country, by population, to have won the World Cup is Argentina with a population of nearly 28 million people in 1978. Uruguay is also the smallest country ever to win any World Cup medals; only six FIFA member nations with a currently smaller population than Uruguay's have ever qualified to any World Cup: Northern Ireland (three times), Slovenia (twice), Wales, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and Iceland.

History

In 1901, Uruguay played against Argentina in their first ever match, a close contest won by Argentina 3–2. Prior to 1916, Uruguay played more than 30 matches, of which all but one were against Argentina. The inaugural Copa America provided Uruguay with more varied opposition. Victories over Chile and Brazil, along with a tie against Argentina, enabled Uruguay to win the tournament. The following year Uruguay hosted the competition, and retained the title by winning every game. The 1919 Copa América saw Uruguay's first defeat in the tournament, a 1–0 defeat in a playoff with Brazil which went to two periods of extra time, the longest Copa América match in history.

In 1924, the Uruguay team traveled to Paris to become the first South American team to compete in the Olympic Games. In contrast to the physical style of the European teams of the era, Uruguay played a style based around short passes,[6] and won every game, defeating Switzerland 3–0 in the gold medal match. In the 1928 Summer Olympics, Uruguay went to Amsterdam to defend their title, again winning the gold medal after defeating Argentina 2–1 in the replay of the final (the first match was a draw after extra time). FIFA assumed the responsibility of the organization of the Football Games to be played by FIFA rules and the tournaments would be recognized as World Championships. It only happened twice (1924/1928 Summer Olympic Games) until the creation of its own FIFA World Championship, the FIFA World Cup, in 1930.[7]

Following the double Olympic triumph, Uruguay was chosen as the host nation for the first World Cup, held in 1930, the centenary of Uruguay's first constitution. During the World Cup, Uruguay won all its matches, and converted a 1–2 half-time deficit to a 4–2 victory against Argentina at the Estadio Centenario. Due to the refusal of some European teams to participate in the first World Cup, the Uruguayan Football Association urged other countries to reciprocate by boycotting the 1934 World Cup played in Italy. For the 1938 World Cup, France was chosen as host, contrary to a previous agreement to alternate the championships between South America and Europe, so Uruguay again refused to participate.

Uruguay again won the World Cup in 1950, beating hosts Brazil in one of the biggest upsets in World Cup history. The decisive match was at the Maracanã Stadium in Brazil. Uruguay came from behind to beat the host nation in a match which would become known as the Maracanazo. Many Brazilians had to be treated for shock after the event, such was the surprise of Uruguay's victory.[8]

After their fourth-place finish in the 1954 World Cup, the team had mixed performances and after the fourth-place finish in 1970, their dominance, quality and performance dropped. They were no longer a world football power and failed to qualify for the World Cup on five occasions in the last nine competitions. They reached an all-time low and at one time ranked 76th in the FIFA World Rankings.

In 2010, however, a new generation of footballers, led by Luis Suárez, Diego Forlán and Edinson Cavani, formed a team considered to be Uruguay's best in the last four decades, catching international attention after finishing fourth in the 2010 World Cup. Uruguay opened the tournament with a goalless draw against France, followed by defeats of South Africa (3–0) in and Mexico (1–0) respectively, finishing at the top of their group with seven points. In the second round, they played South Korea, defeating them 2–1 with star striker Luis Suárez scoring a brace and earning Uruguay a spot in the quarter-finals for the first time since 1970. Against Ghana, the match finished 1–1, forcing the game into extra-time. Both sides had their chances at extra time but Suárez blocked the ball with his hand in the penalty area, earning Suárez a red card and earning Uruguay universal scorn. Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan missed the subsequent penalty, forcing the game to go into penalties where Uruguay would win 4–2, sending them into the last four. They played the Netherlands in the semifinals but were beaten 3–2. For the third-place match, they played Germany, again losing 3–2. This placed Uruguay in fourth place for the tournament, their best result in 40 years. Diego Forlan was awarded the Player of The Tournament.

A year later, they won the Copa America for the first time in 16 years and broke the record for the most successful team in South America. Luis Suárez ended up as the Player of The Tournament In the 2014 World Cup Uruguay was placed in Group D alongside Costa Rica, England, and Italy. They were upset by Costa Rica in the opening match, losing 3–1 despite taking the lead in the first half. They rebounded with a 2–1 victory over England, in which Suárez scored a brace right after coming back from an injury, and a 1–0 victory over Italy, placing them second in their group and earning a spot in the last 16. During the match against Italy, forward Luis Suárez bit Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini on his left shoulder. Two days after the match, the FIFA Disciplinary Committee banned Suárez for nine international matches, the longest such ban in World Cup history, exceeding the eight-match ban handed to Italy's Mauro Tassotti for breaking the nose of Spain's Luis Enrique in 1994.[9][10][11] Suárez was also banned from taking part in any football-related activity (including entering any stadium) for four months and fined CHF100,000 (approx. £65,700/82,000/US$119,000).[9][10][12] In the round of 16, Uruguay played Colombia but were beaten 2–0, eliminating them from the tournament.

At the 2015 and 2016 Copa América, Uruguay, missing banned striker Luis Suárez, were eliminated in the quarter-finals and group stages respectively.

Stadium

Since 1930, Uruguay have played their home games at the Estadio Centenario in the Uruguayan capital Montevideo. The stadium was built as a celebration of the centenary of Uruguay's first constitution, and had a capacity of 90,000 when first fully opened.[13] The stadium hosted several matches in the 1930 World Cup, including the final, which was watched by a crowd of 93,000.[14] Crowds for Uruguay's home matches vary greatly depending on the importance of the match and the quality of the opposition. World Cup qualifying matches often attract crowds of between 50,000 and 73,000.

Uruguay's stadium Estadio Centenario is one of the biggest stadiums in the world over 100m wide and 100m long.

Kits

Between 1901 and 1910, Uruguay wore a variety of different shirts during matches, including solid green and white tops, and even a shirt modeled from the Flag of Artigas. On 10 April 1910, now-defunct River Plate F.C. defeated Argentine team Alumni by 2–1, being the first time an Uruguayan team beat legendary Alumni. That day River Plate wore its alternate jersey, a light blue one due to the home jersey was similar to Alumni's. Ricardo LeBas proposed Uruguay to wear a light blue jersey as a tribute to the victory of River Plate over Alumni. This was approved by president of the Uruguayan Association, Héctor Gómez.[15]

The red jersey that was used in some previous away strips was first used at the 1935 Copa América, held in Santa Beatriz in Peru, which Uruguay won. It was not worn again (except for a 1962 FIFA World Cup match, against Colombia[16]) until 1991, when it was officially adopted as the away jersey.

Four stars appear above the team logo on the jersey. Two represent Uruguay's 1930 and 1950 World Cup victories, and the other two represent the gold medals received at the 1924 and 1928 Summer Olympics and recognised by FIFA as World Championships.[7]

1901 (a)
1901–1910 (b)
1901–10 (b)
1901–10 (b)
1901–10 (b)(c)
1901–10 (b)
1910–present [15]
1992–2010 (away) (d)

Kit sponsorship

Kit supplier Period
Adidas 1974–1982
Le Coq Sportif 1983–1986
Puma 1987–1991
Enerre 1992–1998
Meta 1999–2001
L-Sporto 2002–2004
Uhlsport 2004–2006
Puma 2006–present

Recent results and fixtures

2017

2018

Coaching staff

Position Name
Head Coach Óscar Tabárez
Head Coach (Interim) Fabián Coito
Assistant Coach Mario Rebollo
Assistant Coach

Goalkeeping Coach

Celso Otero
Fitness Coach José Oscar Herrera

Players

Current squad

The following 20 players were named in the squad for the friendly match against Mexico on 7 September 2018.[18][19]
Caps and goals correct as of 6 July 2018, subsequent to the match against France.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Fernando Muslera (1986-06-16) 16 June 1986 102 0 Galatasaray
1GK Martín Campaña (1989-05-29) 29 May 1989 1 0 Independiente

2DF Diego Godín (captain) (1986-02-16) 16 February 1986 122 8 Atlético Madrid
2DF Martín Cáceres (1987-04-07) 7 April 1987 81 4 Lazio
2DF José Giménez (1995-01-20) 20 January 1995 46 6 Atlético Madrid
2DF Sebastián Coates (1990-10-07) 7 October 1990 31 1 Sporting CP
2DF Gastón Silva (1994-03-05) 5 March 1994 17 0 Independiente
2DF Guillermo Varela (1993-03-24) 24 March 1993 5 0 Peñarol

3MF Cristian Rodríguez (1985-09-30) 30 September 1985 109 11 Peñarol
3MF Carlos Sánchez (1984-12-02) 2 December 1984 38 1 Santos
3MF Matías Vecino (1991-08-24) 24 August 1991 27 1 Internazionale
3MF Nahitan Nández (1995-12-28) 28 December 1995 17 0 Boca Juniors
3MF Giorgian De Arrascaeta (1994-06-01) 1 June 1994 16 2 Cruzeiro
3MF Rodrigo Bentancur (1997-06-25) 25 June 1997 12 0 Juventus
3MF Diego Laxalt (1993-02-07) 7 February 1993 10 0 Milan
3MF Lucas Torreira (1996-02-11) 11 February 1996 8 0 Arsenal
3MF Gastón Pereiro (1995-06-11) 11 June 1995 1 0 PSV

4FW Luis Suárez (1987-01-24) 24 January 1987 103 53 Barcelona
4FW Cristhian Stuani (1986-10-12) 12 October 1986 43 5 Girona
4FW Jonathan Urretaviscaya (1990-03-19) 19 March 1990 5 0 Monterrey

Recent call-ups

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 Martín Silva (1983-03-25) 25 March 1983 11 0 Vasco da Gama v.  Mexico, 7 September 2018 PRE
GK Esteban Conde (1983-03-04) 4 March 1983 1 0 Nacional v.  Bolivia, 10 October 2017

DF Mauricio Lemos (1995-12-28) 28 December 1995 1 0 Sassuolo v.  Mexico, 7 September 2018 PRE
DF Maxi Pereira (1984-06-08) 8 June 1984 125 3 Porto 2018 FIFA World Cup
DF Federico Ricca (1994-12-01) 1 December 1994 1 0 Málaga 2018 China Cup PRE

MF Nicolás Lodeiro (1989-03-21) 21 March 1989 53 4 Seattle Sounders v.  Mexico, 7 September 2018 PRE
MF Gastón Ramírez (1990-12-02) 2 December 1990 43 0 Sampdoria v.  Mexico, 7 September 2018 PRE
MF Federico Valverde (1998-07-22) 22 July 1998 4 1 Real Madrid v.  Mexico, 7 September 2018 PRE
MF Álvaro González (1984-10-29) 29 October 1984 73 3 Nacional v.  Austria, 17 November 2017
MF Egidio Arévalo Ríos (1982-01-01) 1 January 1982 90 0 Libertad v.  Bolivia, 10 October 2017
MF Mathías Corujo (1986-05-08) 8 May 1986 22 1 Peñarol v.  Bolivia, 10 October 2017 INJ

FW Edinson Cavani (1987-02-14) 14 February 1987 105 45 Paris Saint-Germain v.  Mexico, 7 September 2018 PRE
FW Maxi Gómez (1996-08-14) 14 August 1996 7 0 Celta v.  Mexico, 7 September 2018 PRE
FW Sebastián Fernández (1985-05-23) 23 May 1985 14 2 Nacional v.  Paraguay, 5 September 2017

INJ Withdrew due to injury.
PRE Preliminary squad.
RET Retired from international football.

Competitive record

FIFA World Cup

     Champions       Runners-up       Third Place       Fourth Place  

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup qualification record
Year Round Position Pld Won Drawn Lost GF GA WCQP Pld Won Drawn Lost GF GA Pos
1930 Champions 1st 4 4 0 0 15 3 Qualified as Hosts
1934 Refused to participate Qualified as defending champions
1938 Refused to participate
1950 Champions 1st 4 3 1 0 15 5 Qualified automatically
1954 Fourth Place 4th 5 3 0 2 16 9 Qualified as defending champions
1958 Did not qualify 1958 4 2 1 1 4 6 2/3
1962 Group Stage 13th 3 1 0 2 4 6 1962 2 1 1 0 3 2 1/2
1966 Quarter-finals 7th 4 1 2 1 2 5 1966 4 4 0 0 11 2 1/2
1970 Fourth Place 4th 6 2 1 3 4 5 1970 4 3 1 0 5 0 1/3
1974 Group Stage 13th 3 0 1 2 1 6 1974 4 2 1 1 6 2 1/3
1978 Did not qualify 1978 4 1 2 1 5 4 2/3
1982 1982 4 1 2 1 5 5 2/3
1986 Round of 16 16th 4 0 2 2 2 8 1986 4 3 0 1 6 4 1/3
1990 16th 4 1 1 2 2 5 1990 4 3 0 1 7 2 1/3
1994 Did not qualify 1994 8 4 2 2 10 7 3/5
1998 1998 16 6 3 7 18 21 7/9
2002 Group Stage 26th 3 0 2 1 4 5 2002 20 8 6 6 22 14 5/10
2006 Did not qualify 2006 20 7 7 6 24 29 5/10
2010 Fourth Place 4th 7 3 2 2 11 8 2010 20 7 7 6 30 21 5/10
2014 Round of 16 12th 4 2 0 2 4 6 2014 18 8 5 5 30 25 5/9
2018 Quarter-finals 5th 5 4 0 1 7 3 2018 18 9 4 5 32 20 2/10
2022 To be determined 2022
2026 2026
Total2 Titles13/21562412208774 Total1546942432181645/10

FIFA World Cup Interconfederations Qualification Games

FIFA World Cup Interconfederations Qualification Games Record
Year Against Pld Won Drawn* Lost GF GA Dif Result
2002  Australia 2 1 0 1 3 1 2 Q
2006  Australia 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 NQ
2010  Costa Rica 2 1 1 0 2 1 1 Q
2014  Jordan 2 1 1 0 5 0 5 Q
Total Various 8 4 2 2 11 3 8 3/4
Totals Various 154 69 42 43 218 164 54 10/16
*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks. Darker color indicates win, normal color indicates lost.
**Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.
***Uruguay, Chile, Bolivia and Paraguay qualified automatically after the withdrawal of Argentina, Ecuador and Peru by default.

FIFA Confederations Cup

     Champions       Runners-up       Third Place       Fourth Place  

FIFA Confederations Cup record
Year Round Position Pld Won Drawn * Lost GF GA Squad
1992 Did not qualify
1995
1997 Fourth Place 4th 5 3 0 2 8 6 Squad
1999 Did not qualify
2001
2003
2005
2009
2013 Fourth Place 4th 5 2 1 2 14 7 Squad
2017 Did not qualify
2021 To be determined
Total Fourth Place 2/11 10 5 1 4 22 13 -

South American Championship

     Champions       Runners-up       Third Place       Fourth Place  

South American Championship
Year Round Position GP Won Drawn* Lost GS GA
1916Champions1st321061
1917Champions1st330090
1919Runners-up2nd321074
1920Champions1st321092
1921Third Place3rd310234
1922Third Place3rd421131
1923Champions1st330061
1924Champions1st321081
1925Withdrew
1926Champions1st4400172
1927Runners-up2nd3201153
1929Third Place3rd310246
1935Champions1st330061
1937Third Place3rd52031114
1939Runners-up2nd4301135
1941Runners-up2nd4301101
1942Champions1st6600212
1945Fourth Place4th6303146
1946Fourth Place4th5203119
1947Third Place3rd7502218
1949Sixth Place6th72141420
1953Third Place3rd6312156
1955Fourth Place4th52121212
1956Champions1st541093
1957Third Place3rd64021512
1959Sixth Place6th62041514
1959Champions1st4310131
1963Withdrew
1967Champions1st5410132
Total11 Titles27/29119751133300141

Copa América

     Champions       Runners-up       Third Place       Fourth Place  

Copa América
Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
1975Fourth Place4th210113
1979Group Stage6th412155
1983Champions1st8521126
1987Champions1st220020
1989Runners-up2nd7403113
1991Group Stage5th413043
1993Quarter-finals6th412155
1995Champions1st6420114
1997Group Stage9th310222
1999Runners-up2nd612349
2001Fourth Place4th622277
2004Third Place3rd63211210
2007Fourth Place4th622289
2011Champions1st633093
2015Quarter-finals7th411223
2016 Group Stage11th310244
2019 Qualified
2023
Total4 Titles16/16773323219976

Olympics record

     Gold       Silver       Bronze  

Olympics record
Year Round Position GP Won Drawn* Lost GS GA
1908 Did not participate
1912
1920
1924 Gold medal 1st 5 5 0 0 20 2
1928 Gold medal 1st 5 4 1 0 12 5
1936Withdrew[20]
1948 to 1972Did not qualify
1976Withdrew[21]
1980 to 2008Did not qualify
2012 Group Stage 9th 3 1 0 2 2 4
2016 Did not qualify
2020 To be determined
Total2 Gold Medal3/251310123411

Pan American Games

Pan American Games record
Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
1951 to 1959Did not enter-------
1963Fourth Place4th410346
1967 to 1971Did not enter-------
1975Preliminary Round11th201112
1979Did not enter-------
1983Champions1st440051
1987 to 1995Did not enter-------
1999Preliminary Round9th401329
2003 to 2007Did not enter-------
2011Third Place3rd521268
2015Champions1st540182
Total2 Titles6/1624113102628

Honours

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

Friendlies

†played consecutively with Taça do Atlantica in 1976

FIFA World Cup matches

World Cup matches (By team)
Total: 56 games played – 24 Wins – 12 Draws – 20 Losses – 87 Goals for – 74 Goals against
Team GP W D L GF GA Team GP W D L GF GA Team GP W D L GF GA
 France412123 Soviet Union210122 Bolivia110080
 Sweden310236 Spain202022 Peru110010
 West Germany301236 South Korea220031 Senegal101033
 England321063 Netherlands200225 Bulgaria101011
 Italy311112 Portugal110021 Ghana101011
 Scotland211070 Egypt110010 Germany100123
 Mexico211010 Romania110040 Hungary100124
 Argentina210143 South Africa110030 Austria100113
 Brazil210134 Israel110020 Belgium100113
 Yugoslavia210174 Czechoslovakia110020 Costa Rica100113
 Denmark200228 Saudi Arabia110010 Russia110030
 Colombia210123

Official matches

Below is a list of all matches Uruguay have played against FIFA recognised teams[22]

Updated as of 6 July 2018.

Records

As of 6 July 2018.[23]

World Cup winning captains

Year Name Career Caps Goals
1930 José Nasazzi 1923–1937 41 0
1950 Obdulio Varela 1939–1954 45 9

Most participations in the World Cups

Name Participations World Cups
Pedro Rocha 4 1962–1974
William Martínez 3 1950–1954, 1962
Julio César Cortés 3 1962–1970
Víctor Espárrago 3 1966–1974
Luis Cubilla 3 1962,1970–1974
Ladislao Mazurkiewicz 3 1966–1974
Diego Forlán 3 2002, 2010–2014
Martín Cáceres 3 2010–2018
Edinson Cavani 3 2010–2018
Diego Godín 3 2010–2018
Fernando Muslera 3 2010–2018
Maxi Pereira 3 2010–2018
Martín Silva 3 2010–2018
Luis Suárez 3 2010–2018

Most goals scored in the World Cups

Name Goals World Cups
Oscar Míguez 8 (5–3) 1950–1954
Luis Suárez 7 (3–2–2) 2010–2018
Diego Forlán 6 (1–5–0) 2002, 2010–2014
Edinson Cavani 5 (1–1–3) 2010–2018
Pedro Cea 5 1930
Juan Schiaffino 5 (3–2) 1950–1954
Carlos Borges 4 1954
Alcides Ghiggia 4 1950
Peregrino Anselmo 3 1930
Juan Hohberg 3 1954

Most games played in the World Cups

Name Games World Cups
Fernando Muslera 16 (7–4–5) 2010–2018
Edinson Cavani 14 (6–4–4) 2010–2018
Diego Godín 14 (5–4–5) 2010–2018
Ladislao Mazurkiewicz 13 (4–6–3) 1966–1974
Luis Suárez 13 (6–2–5) 2010–2018
Egidio Arévalo Ríos 11 (7–4) 2010–2014
Julio César Cortés 11 (1–4–6) 1962–1970
Martín Cáceres 11 (2–4–5) 2010–2018
Diego Forlán 10 (1–7–2) 2002, 2010–2014
Maxi Pereira 10 (7–3–0) 2010–2018
Pedro Rocha 10 (2–4–1–3) 1962–1974
Luis Ubina 10 (4–6) 1966–1970

Previous squads

Management

Competitive matches only as of 14 June 2016

Emblem

Uruguay have 4 stars in the emblem, 2 stars from the Gold medals earned in the 1924 and 1928 Olympic Games (recognized by FIFA as World Championships in accordance with the IOC) and 2 stars from the two World Cups from 1930 and 1950.[24]

Rivalries

Argentina

Uruguay has a long-standing rivalry with Argentina, that came into existence when they beat their South American neighbors 4–2 in the first World Cup final, held in Montevideo in 1930. As a response, the following day saw an angry mob threw stones at the Uruguayan consulate in the Argentinian capital Buenos Aires.

Brazil

Uruguay has an old rivalry with their South American neighbors. Their best known match was played at the 1950 World Cup which was held in Brazil where they defeated the host with the result 2-1 in front of almost 200 000 spectators at the Maracanã Stadium, thus winning the competition and earning their second World Cup title.

Notes

  1. Although the first match ever recorded by both, Argentina and Uruguay sides, was played on 16 May 1901, this is not considered an official game due to the match not being organized by Uruguay's Football Association but by Albion FC in its home field, "Paso del Molino". The Uruguayan team had nine players from that club and the remainder from Nacional.[1] Argentina won the match by 3-2.[2]
  2. Extra edition

References

  1. "Historia del Fútbol Uruguayo" at Deportes en Uruguay
  2. "Historias, curiosidades y estadísticas de la Selección, tras sus "primeros" 900 partidos", El Gráfico, 4 July 2012
  3. Pelayes, Héctor Darío (24 September 2010). "ARGENTINA-URUGUAY Matches 1902–2009". RSSSF. Retrieved 7 November 2010.
  4. After 1988, the tournament has been restricted to squads with no more than 3 players over the age of 23, and these matches are not regarded as part of the national team's record, nor are caps awarded.
  5. After 1988, the tournament has been restricted to squads with no more than 3 players over the age of 23, and these matches are not regarded as part of the national team's record, nor are caps awarded.
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  7. 1 2 Archived 11 November 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
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  9. 1 2 De Menezes, Jack (26 June 2014). "Luis Suarez banned: Fifa hand striker record nine-game ban AND a four month football ban for biting Giorgio Chiellini in biggest ever World Cup suspension". The Independent. Archived from the original on 12 July 2014. Retrieved 26 June 2014.
  10. 1 2 "Luis Suárez banned for four months for biting in World Cup game". The Guardian. 26 June 2014. Archived from the original on 6 July 2014. Retrieved 26 June 2014.
  11. "FIFA Suspends and Fines Suarez for 9 Games and 4 Months After Biting Player". ABC News. 26 June 2014.
  12. "Luis Suárez suspended for nine matches and banned for four months from any football-related activity". FIFA. 26 June 2014. Archived from the original on 3 July 2014. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
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  14. FIFA World Cup Origin, FIFA Media Release. Retrieved on 16 October 2006.
  15. 1 2 "La historia de la Celeste" at Montevideo Wanderers website
  16. "Historical football kits: 1962 World Cup" at Historical Kits website
  17. ""Camisetas alternativas", La Selección website". Archived from the original on 6 October 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2013.
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  20. "Southamerican Championship 1935". Rsssf.com. 23 November 2007. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  21. "Games of the XXI. Olympiad – Football Qualifying Tournament". Rsssf.com. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  22. "Head-to-Head Search".
  23. Uruguay – Record International Players
  24. Orígenes de la Copa Mundial de la FIFA (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 November 2012.
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