Uruguay

Uruguay

FIFA Ranking: 14th
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 Uruguayan team recently won the 2011 Copa América. They have won the Copa América 15 times, being the team that has won the tournament on most occasions. 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 Championship, 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.

Another unique achievement of Uruguay is that it´s the only nation in world football to organize multiple major international tournaments in own country and win them all. La Celeste won 7 Copa América tournaments, 1 World Cup and Mundialito, all staged in Uruguay.

Their success is amplified by the fact that the nation has a very small population of around 3.4 million inhabitants . 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 , Slovenia , Wales, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and Iceland. Description provided by Wikipedia

The Uruguay Squad

1. Luis Suárez Uruguay 64.7m fans 879.7
2. Edinson Cavani Uruguay 12.5m fans 851.2
3. Diego Godín  Uruguay 3.0m fans 764.9
4. Fernando Muslera Uruguay 2.6m fans 754.7
5. José Giménez Uruguay 1.2m fans 689.6
6. Rodrigo Bentancur Uruguay 772.6k fans 639.9
7. Martín Cáceres Uruguay 907.0k fans 630.3
8. Sebastián Coates Uruguay 758.0k fans 610.6
9. Nahitan Nández Uruguay 558.3k fans 575.5
10. Guillermo Varela Uruguay 508.0k fans 561.6
11. Giorgian De Arrascaeta Uruguay 485.0k fans 554.3
12. Matías Vecino Uruguay 298.7k fans 528.7
13. Cristian Rodríguez Uruguay 321.5k fans 508.2
14. Diego Laxalt Uruguay 262.0k fans 485.6
15. Cristhian Stuani Uruguay 205.2k fans 456.3
16. Martín Silva Uruguay 193.8k fans 448.3
17. Martín Campaña Uruguay 175.2k fans 440.2
18. Gastón Silva Uruguay 93.7k fans 351.8
19. Jonathan Urretaviscaya Uruguay 80.1k fans 330.6
20. Maxi Pereira Uruguay 10.1k fans 185.1
21. Carlos Andrés Sánchez Uruguay 7.0k fans 143.4
22. Maxi Gómez Uruguay 467 fans 86.3

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