URUGUAY (19)

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - GOODPASTIMES -

URUGUAY were the last team to make it to 2010, but their play­ers are looking for­ward to their chance of re­viv­ing the South Amer­i­can coun­try's long-gone foot­ball great­ness.

Uruguay have won two edi­tions of the pres­ti­gious global event, but they date back to 1930 and 1950.

Re­cent times have been marked by dis­ap­point­ment: of the past four edi­tions of the World Cup, they only played one, in 2002, and even then they crashed out in the first round.

Uruguay are clearly a team on the up but will have to work hard to make it past the open­ing stages as they only man­aged to win one match – out of eight – against the teams that went on to qual­ify for the World Cup.

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