15 Reasons You Should Be Cheering For Uruguay During The World Cup

In 2010 they finished fourth, now they’re going for first place.

1. Their jersey looks like a piece of the sky:

2. This is what they sing to cheer on their players:

3. The fans LOVE to paint their faces, so you should do so too!

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4. Their first World Cup appearance was in 1930.

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5. And since then they’ve been in 12 of them.

6. In 1930 they were the hosts, but back then there were no official mascots.

7. They won the World Cup twice: 1930 and 1950.

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8. There’s a conspiracy theory going around that assures Uruguay will win this year.


It’s all in the number 3964. If you add up the last time they won with this year (1950+2014) the result is 3964.

9. This is their best player ever: Enzo Francescoli.

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Kinda cute, huh?

10. The current coach’s nickname is ‘El Maestro’ Spanish for ‘The Teacher’.

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After a meh career as a soccer player Tabárez became a school teacher. He then coached teams in Colombia, Argentina, Italy and Spain.

11. This year they are part of Group D which is considered to be one of the toughest groups.

But that won’t scare them away.

12. Meet Diego Forlan, the star of the team.

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(also, drool)

13. But you should also keep an eye on this dude:

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Luis Suarez, he plays for Liverpool.

You may remember him from this controversial handball move during the last World Cup:

14. Their classic rivals are Argentina and Brazil.

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15. Chances of wining this year:

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