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Team Uruguay: The Road to the FIFA World Cup 2014

Team Uruguay: The Road to the FIFA World Cup 2014

The two-time World Cup champions will strive to make their presence in the global arena known… again. The current brood of Uruguayan players has been considered by most sports analysts and online bookie experts to be the country’s best since their championship in 1950. Incidentally, that edition of the FIFA World Cup was held in Brazil, who will return this year as the tournament’s hosts for the finals.

The years 2010 and 2011 were triumphant periods for La Celeste, as these years gave them substantial exposure to sports betting fans following back-to-back successes in the South Africa World Cup (finished fourth overall) and the Copa Americana.

In 2012, however, the scoring spree was put at bay, if not on hiatus. They could have obtained 18 points from all their qualifying matches, but ended up bagging just two. They recovered eventually, nevertheless, and secured an esteemed fifth spot standing to book a place in the intercontinental play-offs for the fourth consecutive time. There, they powerfully pounded Jordan, earning an aggregate score of 0-5 (one win, one draw). This comfortably secured them seeding in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

The prolific Luis Suarez leads the Uruguayan line in terms of scoring skills, with Edinson Cavani and Diego Forlán earning a license to do equal impression. Coach Oscar Tabarez, however, may experiment on new formations to test the strengths of his other players. From the said three forwards alone, the squad are already given tremendous potential to capitalize on their attack. Tabarez also reinforced the Uruguayan characteristic ‘garra’ — an inner belief that they are much stronger than their opponents both technically and mentally.

It is only a few months from now and the Brazil event will finally kick off. Will Uruguay achieve the same fate as with their 2010 campaign, or are they now more prepared to achieve a third victory? The odds are good, but not absolute.


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