Uruguay national football team (La Celeste/La Olimpica)

Founded: 1900
Address: Asociacion Uruguaya de Futbol
Guayabo 1531
Montevideo 11200
Website: www.auf.org.uy

Despite a population of just 3.25 million, Uruguay has had considerable success on the international stage having won two World Cups as well as the Copa America a record fifteen times. Uruguay also won gold at the Olympic Games of 1924 and 1928.

In 1930 Uruguay hosted and won the first ever World Cup. They defeated Argentina 4 - 2 in the final. In 1950 they went on to produce one of the biggest shocks in World Cup history beating Brazil in Rio de Janeiro to claim the title.

Recent successes include an unexpected semi-final appearance at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

The side of 2010 is widely considered the best for decades and included top class strikers such as Diego Forlan and Luis Suarez. The latter was involved in one of the most controversial moments in the footballing history. Handling a goal bound attempt he prevented a winning goal for Ghana meaning Uruguay would have been eliminated. The resulting penalty was missed and Uruguay progressed.

Uruguay 'A' international all-time totals

Games won: 432
Games drawn: 217
Games lost: 316
Goals for: 1522
Goals against: 1189
Average goals for: 1.57
Average goals against: 1.23

Venue: Estadio Centenario, Montevideo