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Uruguay

Matches

15th June - 1pm
Egypt 0 - 1 Uruguay

20th June - 4pm
Uruguay 1 - 0 Saudi Arabia

25th June - 3pm
Uruguay 3-0 Russia

6th July
Uruguay 0-2 France
 

Flag: The Pabellon Nacional features nine blue and white stripes and a corner canton featuring the same slightly sinister sun (that looks like Robbie Savage) that the Argentine flag has.

Population: 3.4 million

Nickname: Los Charrúas (after the Charrúa natives who resisted European settlement) or La Celeste (The Sky Blue One).

Manager: The vastly-experienced Oscar Tabarez. The former primary school teacher is now 12 years into his second spell as Uruguay boss,  having guided his team to fourth place in the 2010 World Cup and victory in the 2011 Copa America.

Captain: Atletico Madrid’s defensive stalwart Diego Godin.

Star Man: Both PSG’s Edinso Cavani and Barcelona’s Luis Suarez are key to Uruguay’s hopes this summer.  Between the strike duo, they’ve amassed 92 goals for their country in less than 200 games.

Rising Star: Midfielder Federico Valverde, 19, is on loan at Deportivo de La Coruna from Real Madrid and has taken to top-flight Spanish football like a pato al agua.

  

 

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