Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Uruguay: Glorious Bastards

If you're from Uruguay, you're guaranteed to shed a few tears at the end of each World Cup for how poor has Uruguay's performance become in the more recent World Cups.

Uruguay was the first country to host and win the World Cup. It won again in 1950. The reason I respect this country is that they caused the biggest humiliation in the history of football, in the history of the country of Brasil, when they completely destroyed them in the final game of the 1950 World Cup.

Uruguay won that game, and took the cup away from the Brazilians , resulting in a national tragedy in Brasil and a whole lot of respect among Brazilian-haters like myself.

To know how powerful Uruguay was, they have not conceded their first defeat ever in the World Cup until 1954. Since they made it to the semi-final in 1970 they have been struggling to just make it to the finals. They struggled this time, and they won't go too far in this cup, although Forlan can score from just anywhere in the field.

Clip For Memory:
Naturally, their destruction of Brasil in Rio in front of 200,000 people in 1950. Barboasa , the Brasilian goalie said in 2000, "In Brasil the maximum sentence is 30 years, but I have suffered for 50".

(In the picture above, Diego Forlan the Uruguayan striker. I think he has some great resemblance to the the tennis player Martina Navratiolva)


Batir Wardam said...

In forlan and suarez they have two of the best strikers that have played in Europe last season, but their whole approach to the game is defensive and negative. If they can have some belief and go for the attack against France in their fisrt match they can gain 3 vital points and then have all options for the second round.

Hareega said...

Batir, I agree with you, mostly because any team can really destory this French team lol, this Uruguayan team is not the strongest they had but if Forlan gets good support and their players manage to avoid getting red cards they can get to the second round.