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FIFA World Cup 2018: Uruguay team, records, fixtures

Uruguay football team during a practice session.

Uruguay football team during a practice session.   | Photo Credit: Reuters

The FIFA World Cup 2018 is scheduled to be held in Russia from June 14 to July 15, 2018. A total of 64 matches will be played in 12 venues located in 11 cities. The final will be held at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

Current World Cup squad

Goalkeepers:  Fernando Muslera, Martin Silva, Martin Campana.

Defenders: Diego Godin, Sebastian Coates, Jose Maria Gimenez, Maximiliano Pereira, Gaston Silva, Martin Caceres, Guillermo Varela.

Midfielders: Nahitan NandezLucas Torreira, Matias Vecino, Rodrigo Bentancur, Carlos Sanchez, Giorgian De Arrascaeta, Cristian Rodriguez, Gaston Ramirez.

Strikers: Cristhian Stuani, Maximiliano Gomez, Edinson Cavani, Luis Suarez.

2018 FIFA World Cup

In Group A, the two-time World Cup champions defeated all their opponents and topped the group. They have scored five goals in the group stage.

Coach for 2018:

Uruguay coach Oscar Washington Tabarez.

Uruguay coach Oscar Washington Tabarez.   | Photo Credit: AFP

 

Oscar Washington Tabarez

Fixtures:

June 14: vs Saudi Arabia

June 19: vs Egypt

June 25: vs Uruguay

FIFA World Cup 2018: Uruguay team, records, fixtures
 

Past records

No. of times team has played in WC (number): 12

No. of matches played (number): 51

No. of matches won: 20

No. of matches lost: 19

No. of times lost in finals (Number): 0

No. of times world cup won (number): 2

No. of goals scored in WC: 81

Top 3 players to watch: Luis Suarez, Edinson Cavani, Cristian Rodriguez

Road to WC (text): Superb display by Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani helped Uruguay beat Peru and qualified for the World Cup.

Player who has played most world cups (appearances): Ladslao Mazurkiewicz: 3

Player who has scored most no. of goals (Player:No. of goals): Oscar Miguez: 8

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