World Cup 2010: Uruguay

World Cup 2010: URUGUAY

FIFA ranking: 18

Overall World Cup record: 15-15-10

Coach: Oscar Tabarez


Best performance: Winner, 1930, 1950

Overview: La Celeste will be counting on a high-scoring attack led by Ajax Amsterdam captain Luis Suarez and Atletico Madrid striker Diego Forlan, whose father and grandfather played in the World Cup for Uruguay. The young, resilient Uruguayans will be directed by 62-year-old coach Oscar Tabarez, who got the team to the round of 16 in 1990, equaling the country’s best performance since 1970.

-- Kevin Baxter