Posts Tagged "Uruguay"

World Cup 2010: Uruguay 2-1 South Korea

World Cup 2010: Uruguay 2-1 South Korea

By on Jun 26, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 1 comment

Motty would never have done it. “Uruguay are the only team at this World cup yet to concede a goal,” declares a confident Jon Champion. I don’t know what the Portuguese for “oi, hang on a minute” is, but a lot of people are shouting it at the telly right now. Gareth Southgate has already told us that South Korea have entered what used to be exclusively African...

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World Cup 2010: Mexico 0-1 Uruguay

World Cup 2010: Mexico 0-1 Uruguay

By on Jun 22, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 2 comments

My first memories of Uruguay as football team – and quite possibly of their existence as a country at all – came from the World Cup in 1986. They were in Scotland’s group then, and were portrayed as thugs, a bunch of big cheating, spoiling, fouling, cynical bruisers who would – if the ref let them – hack Scotland’s magnificent...

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World Cup 2010: South Africa 0-3 Uruguay

World Cup 2010: South Africa 0-3 Uruguay

By on Jun 16, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

Today is National Youth Day in South Africa. It marks the anniversary of the start of the 1976 Soweto riots, which began with the death of twenty-three people after the police opened fire on a protest in the township against the imposition of Arikaans in schools. The events of that day caused revulsion around the world – prompted in no small part by a horrific...

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World Cup 2010: Uruguay 0-0 France

World Cup 2010: Uruguay 0-0 France

By on Jun 11, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

Game two then, and after all the discussion of squad selections and line-ups, we’ve already had a look at ITV’s opening performance and it’s time to see what the BBC’s much-vaunted team can do. Given all the hype that accompanies even a Europa Cup Group phase game these days, or a game to decide who finishes fourth in the league,...

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World Cup Tales: The Story Of The First World Cup, 1930

World Cup Tales: The Story Of The First World Cup, 1930

By on May 24, 2010 in History, Latest | 0 comments

It should come as no great surprise to any seasoned FIFA watchers that the entire history of the organisation has been about its politicking, and still less that this has frequently extended itself into the hosting of its showpiece tournament, the World Cup. When we go back as far as to look at the formation of the organisation, we see one that was at its very...

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