Uruguay, to rely on experience and youngsters

Uruguay, to rely on experience and youngsters

Uruguay is considered as dark horse in the World Cup, as winning the title in the competition is no longer new for them. This squad won the World Cup title twice already, but that was ages ago, in 1930 and 1950. However, although decades passed since they won the title, they will surely make an impact here. This team rely on their young ones and their experienced veterans for their campaign. Strength and stamina are expected of the young ones, while the veterans are expected to make use of their experience.

This team is hungry for glory not just in the World Cup but also in the qualifying league. They last tasted their glory when they won the Copa America in 2011. However, this team is quite impressive in the World Cup, a proof of how the quality of football they have. This team experienced early elimination for three times only, for their past 13 World Cups. They finished fourth for three times, took the title for four times, and the rest were Round of 16 and quarter-finals finish. With that record, it is no doubt that Uruguay is a dangerous team in the World Cup, despite not being one of the favorites.

World Cup: Uruguay
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Uruguay is a little unlucky after being drawn in the same group with Portugal. The Ronaldo-led Portugal is obviously the favorites to win their group, but Uruguay still has a chance. If they managed to defeat South Korea and Ghana, they can be the second, qualified for the Round of 16. However, even if they qualify for the Round of 16, it will also tough for them as they will meet Brazil. Nonetheless, Uruguay is still up for any challenge no matter how strong a team is.

This team looks to balance their veterans and their young guns, giving them the advantage. The duo of Suarez and Cavani leads Uruguay for three World Cups already. However, things may change for them as they are already aging and not getting any younger. Godin on the other hand is at the twilight of his career.

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