Uruguay’s World Cup 2018 ends in Quarter Finals vs France

Uruguay’s national soccer team is ranked No. 14 in the world by FIFA as of June 2018.

“La Celeste” (The Blue Sky) plays CONMEBOL (South America) soccer from Estadio Centenario in Montevideo, Uruguay.


Uruguay World Cup 2018 Quarter Finals

Uruguay vs France

Stadion Nizhny Novgorod in Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia
Friday, July 6, 2018 at 10 am ET


Uruguay Soccer Championships

Uruguay won the very first World Cup in Montevideo in 1930.

World Cup

1930 and 1950 champions

South American Championship / Copa América

Champions in 2001, 1995, 1987, 1983, 1967, 1959, 1956, 1942, 1935, 1926, 1924, 1923, 1920, 1917, and 1916.


Uruguay World Cup 2018

Uruguay is the top-ranked team in Group A. Uruguay should have an easy path through the Group Stage.

Uruguay World Cup 2018 Team

The pairing of Luis Suárez and Edinson Cavani is Uruguay’s scoring threat.

Goalkeepers

  • Fernando Muslera (#1) plays for Galatasaray in Turkey
  • Martín Campaña (#12) plays for Independiente in Argentina
  • Martín Silva (#23) plays for Vasco da Gama in Portugal

Defenders

  • José María Giménez (#2) plays for Atlético Madrid in Spain
  • Diego Godín (#3) plays for Atlético Madrid in Spain
  • Guillermo Varela (#4) plays for Peñarol in Uruguay
  • Nahitan Nández (#8) plays for Boca Juniors in Argentina
  • Gastón Silva (#13) plays for Independiente in Argentina
  • Maximiliano Pereira (#16) plays for Porto in Portugal
  • Sebastián Coates (#19) plays for Sporting in Portugal
  • Martín Cáceres (#22) plays for Lazio in Italy

Midfielders

  • Carlos Sánchez (#5) plays for Monterrey in Mexico
  • Rodrigo Betancur (#6) plays for Juventus in Italy
  • Cristian Rodríguez (#7) plays for Peñarol in Uruguay
  • Giorgian De Arrascaeta (#10) plays for Cruzeiro in Brazil
  • Lucas Torreira (#14) plays for Sampdoria in Italy
  • Matías Vecino (#15) plays for Internazionale in Italy
  • Diego Laxalt (#17) plays for Genoa in Italy
  • Jonathan Urretaviscaya (#20) plays for Monterrey in Mexico

Forwards

  • Luis Suárez (#9) plays for FC Barcelona in Spain
  • Cristhian Stuani (#11) plays for Girona in Spain
  • Maximiliano Gómez (#18) plays for Celta de Vigo in Spain
  • Edinson Cavani (#21) plays for PSG in France in Uruguay

Coach

Uruguayan Óscar Tabárez has coached the Uruguayan men’s national soccer team since February 2006.


Uruguay World Cup 2018 Group A

Uruguay wins Group A with three wins.

Egypt vs Uruguay

FIFA Rank: #45 vs #14
Ekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia
Friday, June 15, 2018 at 8 am ET
Defender Giménez found the net in the 89th minute.

Uruguay 1 – 0 Saudi Arabia

FIFA Rank: #14 vs #67
Rostov Arena in Rostov-na-Donu, Russia
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 11 am ET

Suárez scored with an assist from Sánchez.

Uruguay 3 – 0 Russia

FIFA Rank: #14 vs #70
Samara Arena in Samara, Russia
Monday, June 25, 2018 at 10 am ET

Suárez, Cheryshev and Cavani did the honors today.


Uruguay World Cup 2018 Round of 16

With three wins, Uruguay is through to the Round of 16 and wins Group A.

Uruguay 2 – 1 Portugal

Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia
Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 2 pm ET

Cavani gets a double before leaving injured. He is uncertain for the next round.


 


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