Uruguay

Uruguay

Association

Asociación Uruguaya de Fútbol (AUF)

Confederation

CONMEBOL (South America)

Head coach

Óscar Tabárez

Captain

Diego Godin

Club History

The 2018 World Cup marks the third consecutive tournament Uruguay has qualified for. Oscar Tabarez’s team has immense attacking talent with the likes of Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani leading the line. Captain Diego Godin is still a highly capable center-back despite being 32-years old. Eight years ago, in South Africa, Uruguay surprised everyone by finishing the tournament in fourth place. The Uruguayans followed it up with a round of 16 finish in Brazil. Tabarez may have sorted out the team’s problems from four years ago as Uruguay experienced its best and easiest CONMEBOL World Cup qualify campaign in some time. The team finished second behind Brazil during qualification and Uruguay could be a wild card at this year’s tournament.