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THE MOST SUCCESSFUL SOCCER NATION - EVER!
In the history of the World Championship of soccer – Uruguay is by far the most successful – in terms of population. In fact they have appeared more times in the final four than ANY other country except Germany, Italy and Brazil – all of which have won more as well. Little Uruguay has won this international championship twice since it was created in 1930. They only have 3.5 million people, yet they are always a very competitive team internationally.
Uruguay not only hosted the first championship – they won. They actually beat their much larger neighbours – Argentina. They built the Estadio Centenario in 1930 to host the first World Cup. It’s named in commemoration of the centennial of Uruguay's first constitution.
If that wasn’t good enough - Uruguay have won the Copa América (SouthAmerican Championship) a record 15 times.
They have also won 2 Olympic Gold Medals in 1924 and 1928. This was before the World Cup was created in 1930, so actually they have been world champions 4 times. They also have the great distinction of Uruguay being the least populous country to win Olympic gold medals in a team sport.
Well done little guys!Related to:
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When in Uruguay, one must not miss the chance to see a soccer game at the historic Estadio Centenario. The stadium itself is very important because it is the site of the first World Cup.
Perhaps the most exciting game you can go to is the Clásico - which is played between the two most popular clubs in Uruguay - Peñarol and Nacional. The energy in the stadium during these games is
Soccer is by far the most important spectator sports in Uruguay. When you have the chance you should go and check out a game at the Centenario, which is a monument in the history of world soccer and where the first World Cup was held in 1930. Uruguay won the WorldCup and again in 1950 against Brazil. Ever since people in Uruguay think of these good old times with melancholic nostalgia. Nowadays, the Celeste, the national team of Uruguay, is still a very good, but far away from winning a WorldCup again.
The picture was taken from the World Cup qualifier Uruguay-Argentina on Oct 12, a game which Uruguay won 1:0, keeping their hopes for qualification alive
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We went to the Club de Golf de Uruguay. It is right in Montevideo and it is on the water. The course was in amazing condition, greens fees and caddy totalled $52 and the views are great. Every hole has a good view of the ocean and the city.
Only BUT is the mosquitos. Worst I have ever experienced. We had anti-bug stray on and it did nothing. if you were ever off the fairway, the minute you stood still to hit, you would see a dozen giant ones land on your arms and legs. When you slap them, you would have a trickle of blood.
So wear long pants and bring a spray with Deet.
Equipment: Bring your own clubs (they say)
Football, or as it is known in America, Soccer, Uruguai has been the Champ two times.
1930 in Montevideo
1950 in Rio, at Maracana
and that was a real shock to the brasilian system. .. David defeted Golias
Uru's know only one sport.....Football, mad, mad Nation
and if they lose to its bigger neighbour, Argentina, then they say: ah well.....Gardel is Urugaian anyway.....and that, drives the Argentines on the brink of insanity!!Related to:
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El 2030 ser? en Uruguay
El Campeonato Mundial de F?tbol del Centenario ser? en Uruguay. Est? clar?simo, pero se necesitar? trabajarlo con "Garra Celeste". El Primer Campe?n Mundial ser? el Anfitri?n del Mundial del Centenario.
El mismo que fue sede del Primer Mundial y lo gan?. Honor que le fue otorgado por ganar la Medalla de Oro en los Juegos Ol?mpicos de 1924 y 1928. Uruguay no defraud?. Gan? y el Mundial fue un ?xito.
Actualmente el F?tbol es el Deporte mas Popular del Mundo, el Mundial es un evento deportivo principal. y sin duda ya , Eterno.
Para los Uruguayos es una Obligaci?n. Hay que poner la idea en todos lados, Hay que mejorar en todo lo necesario para un Mundial de esa categor?a. Hay tiempo y no lo Hay. Hay que demostrar que se puede. Que es lo mas L?gico ya se sabe.
Necesitaremos el apoyo de Nuestros Hermanos Sudamericanos. Al vernos trabajar este proyecto sin descanso, nos apoyar?n sin duda.
De nosotros depende si este importante evento se realizar? en Uruguay. O terminar? en cualquier otro Pa?s.
El pitazo de apertura del Campeonato Mundial del 2030 tiene que ser en el Estadio que lleva el nombre m?s adecuado para serlo :
El Estadio Centenario
El pitazo de la carrera a Nuestra Meta ya se dio.
El 2030 ser? en Uruguay.
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