June 7, 2014

2014 FIFA World Cup teams: Uruguay (CONMEBOL), prominent players in 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying (theoretical best XI for Uruguay, with 4 other player-options listed).

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Uruguay national team. CONMEBOL (South America). Nickname: La Celeste (the Sky Blue One). Home jersey: sky blue with white and gold trim.
-Uruguay is in 2014 FIFA World Cup Group D (with Costa Rica, England, and Italy), ‘2014 FIFA World Cup Group D‘ (
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification: 12th qualification out of 18 tries (1934 & 1938, did not enter). Uruguay has qualified for the World Cup in 1930, 1950, 1954, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1974, 1986, 1990, 2002, 2010, 2014.
Previous WC finish: 2010, Fourth Place (3-2-2).
Highest WC finish:
1930, Champions (4-0-0).
1950, Champions (3-1-0).

Population of Uruguay: 3.3 million {2013 estimate}. Capital and largest city: Montevideo, metro area pop. 1.7 million {2011 est.}.

-Uruguay coach, Oscar Tabarez. Óscar Tabárez.
-Uruguay squad captain, 33-year-old free agent DF Diego Lugano (who was previously with West Bromwich Albion, and before that, with Málaga, PSG, and Fenerbahçe). Diego Lugano.

From, from 26 April 2014, by Daniel Harris, ‘Morally, can we justify giving Luis Suárez a Player of the Year award?‘ (

Below: Theoretical Best XI for Uruguay (with 4 other player-options further below) -
Uruguay on globe, map by Connormah at ‘File:Uruguay (orthographic projection).svg‘ (
Uruguay blank map by NordNordWest at ‘File:Uruguay location map.svg‘ (
Uruguay 2014 jersey, photo from
Óscar Tabárez, photo from
Fernando Muslera (Galatasaray), photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images Europe via
Maxi Pereira RB/RM (Benfica), photo unattributed at
Diego Lugano CB/DM (unattached), photo unattributed at
Diego Godín CB/DM (Atlético Madrid), photo by Getty Images via
Martín Cáceres LB/CB/RB (Juventus), photo by Getty Images via
Christian Stuani FW/RW/LW (Espanyol), photo from
Egidio Arévalo CM/DM (UANL/Morelia), photo unattributed at
Nicolás Lodeiro AM/W (Corinthians), photo by via
Cristian Rodríguez LW/LM/CM (Atlético Madrid), photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images Europe via
Luis Suárez FW (Liverpool), photo by Rex Features via AP Images via
Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint-Germain), photo by Icon Sport via
Other player-options,
Walter Gargano CM/DM (Napoli/Parma), photo by Daniele Buffa/Image Sport via
Gastón Ramírez AM/CM/W (Southampton), photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images Europe via
Diego Forlán FW/LW (Cerezo Osaka), photo by Masashi Hara/Getty Images AsiaPac via
Álvaro Pereira LW/LM (Inter/São Paulo), photo from

Thanks to the contributors at ‘2014 FIFA World Cup qualification‘ (
Thanks to the contributors at ‘Uruguay national football team‘ (
Thanks to, for player-position details.
Thanks to, for recent squad line-ups (with positions-on-the-field graphics), at;
& at

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