Uruguay started their World Cup journey well enough. The South Americans won the very first two competitions they entered. Those are fabled successes. Uruguay has not come close to repeating those, but in recent years the team has certainly improved in leaps and bounds.
Uruguay have a lot of reasons to look forward to this summer’s World Cup. Their squad has remained very strong, with good options for each position.
Cavani, Suarez, Godin have all played a big part in the achievement of the famous European clubs that they play for. Uruguay will certainly be one of the teams to watch out for.
– Star players: Edinson Cavani, Luis Suarez, Diego Godin
– FootballCoin stars:
Edinson Cavasni (PSG) 8,177.84 seasonal points (Pro), 5,091.20 points (Easy)
Luis Suarez (Barcelona) 9,289.28 seasonal points (Pro), 5,344.80 points (Easy)
– Coach: Oscar Tabarez
– Group: A
– Group fixtures:
Fri June 15: Egypt – Uruguay, Ekaterinburg, 1pm
Wed June 20: Uruguay – Saudi Arabia, Rostov-on-Don, 4pm
Mon June 25: Uruguay – Russia, Samara, 3pm
– Prediction: Uruguay are favorites to win Group A. Matches against hosts Russia and Salah’s Egypt could prove tricky. However, the quality of the South American players should see them through.
The first knockout round will likely see them face either Spain or Portugal. However, Uruguay are not a team to be underestimated. And should all their players rise up to the occasion, they could offer some big surprises in the competition.
Goalkeepers: Fernando Muslera (Galatasaray/Turkey), Martin Silva (Vasco da Gama/Brazil), Martin Campana (Independiente/Argentina)
Defenders: Diego Godin (Atletico Madrid/Spain), Sebastian Coates (Sporting CP/Portugal), Jose Maria Gimenez (Atletico Madrid/Spain), Maximiliano Pereira (Porto/Portugal), Gaston Silva (Independiente/Argentina), Martin Caceres (Lazio/Italy), Guillermo Varela (Penarol)
Midfielders: Nahitan Nandez (Boca Juniors/Argentina), Lucas Torreira (Sampdoria/Italy), Matias Vecino (Inter Milan/Italy), Rodrigo Bentancur (Juventus/Italy), Carlos Sanchez (Monterrey/Mexico), Giorgian De Arrascaeta (Cruzeiro/Brazil), Diego Laxalt (Genoa/Italy), Cristian Rodriguez (Penarol), Jonathan Urretaviscaya (Monterrey/Mexico),
Forwards: Cristhian Stuani (Girona/Spain), Maximiliano Gomez (Celta Vigo/Spain), Edinson Cavani (PSG/France), Luis Suarez (Barcelona/Spain)
– World Cup history: 1930 (Champions), 1950 (Champions), 1954, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1974, 1986, 1990, 2002, 2010, 2014, 2018