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Uruguay v Ghana Preview

Friday’s second quarter final fixture between Uruguay and Ghana at Johannesburg’s Soccer City Stadium will be the first ever meeting between these two sides at senior level. Surprisingly though, the Black Satellites ( Ghana’s u-20 side) drew 2-2 with Uruguay in the group stages of last years U-20 tournament which they went on to win.Six [...]

War & Football 2010: Uruguay

Operation Reach for the SkyThe General:Oscar Washington Tabarez is one of the many coaches this summer in South Africa with previous experience in the World Cup final.  For Tabarez his experience is more dated then most stretching all the way back to 1990 when the manager motivated his homeland’s side to what was considered a [...]

Uruguay’s World Cup Preview: The Debate

The Glass is Half Full Uruguay will win the World Cup because they have one of the tournament’s most explosive offenses and one of the Cup’s richest histories.  The club was not only the first team to ever win the Cup, but they were also the second team to ever win two titles (behind Italy [...]

Uruguay’s World Cup Preview: Roster Grades

photo credit: jikatuUruguayThe KeeperViera and Castillo will battle it out for the honor of starting goalie.  Either way Uruguay decides to go means that they lack a really solid keeper in the net and this is one of their most suspect units right now.  Usually a solid defensive club, they will have to prove their worth [...]

Uruguay’s World Cup Preview: The Team

photo credit: steven rtTHE PASTMost people do not know this little fact, but Uruguay was the first ever champions of the World Cup and the nation was also the host of the first ever World Cup as well.  The team did win the Cup under much different rules then the current ones (only 13 teams competed), but [...]

2010 World Cup Preview: Uruguay

  photo credit: jikatu The Team: Uruguay has a rich soccer history that features two World Cup titles. However, they have not won it all since 1950, and their recent results have been rather poor. But, one must remember that Uruguay is actually quite a small country, and therefore their success on the pitch must [...]