Monday, 9 July 2012

Uruguay's 18-man Olympic Squad

Oscar Washington Tabarez today officially confirmed his 18-man squad for the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

There were no surprises with Luis Suarez, Edinson Cavani and Egidio Arevalo Rios already announced as Uruguay's three over-age players last week.

Tabarez has opted to go with a mix of domestic and overseas-based players, with eight of the 18-man squad currently plying their trade in the Uruguayan Primera Division.

High-profile players include the three over-age stars, highly rated winger Gaston Ramirez of Bologna, Palermo's Abel Hernandez and Liverpool defender Sebastian Coates.

Uruguay's first game at the Olympics will be on July 26 against the United Arab Emirates before facing other Group A opponents Senegal and Great Britain on July 29 and 1 August respectively.


1. Martin Campaña (Cerro Largo, Uruguay)
2. Ramon Arias (Defensor Sporting, Uruguay)
3. Diego Polenta (Genoa, Italy)
4. Sebastian Coates (Liverpool, England)
5. Emiliano Albin (Peñarol, Uruguay)
6. Alexis Rolin (Nacional, Uruguay)
7. Edinson Cavani (Napoli, Italy)
8. Maximiliano Calzada (Nacional, Uruguay)
9. Luis Suarez (Liverpool, England)
10. Gaston Ramirez (Bologna, Italy)
11. Abel Hernandez (Palermo, Italy)
12. Jonathan Urretaviscaya (Vitoria de Guimaraes, Portugal)
13. Matias Aguirregaray (Palermo, Italy)
14. Nicolas Lodeiro (Ajax, Holland)
15. Diego Rodriguez (Defensor Sporting, Uruguay)
16. Tabare Vuidez (Nacional, Uruguay)
17. Egidio Arevalo Rios (Tijuana, Mexico)
18. Leandro Gelpi (Peñarol, Uruguay)

Alejandro Silva, Marcelo Silva, Federico Pintos and Martin Rodriguez make up the emergency players. 

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Nacional - Champions of Uruguay

Club Nacional de Futbol became domestic champions of Uruguay for the 44th time yesterday after defeating Defensor Sporting 1-0 in the 2011-12 final at the Estadio Centenario.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Uruguay's London 2012 provisional squad

Oscar Washington Tabarez has named a 32-man provisional squad for the London 2012 Olympics which features over-aged players Luis Suarez, Edinson Cavani, Egidio Arevalo Rios and Fernando Muslera.

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Tifo display: Uruguay vs Venezuela

Two giant banners will be unfurled prior to the Uruguay vs Venezuela World Cup qualifying game in Montevideo later today. The banners will be displayed in the Amsterdam and Colombed stands of the Estadio Centenario.

Thursday, 31 May 2012

Uruguay transfer news

It is that time of the year again where transfer news dominates the headlines. Some rumours can be truthful, some can be so far off the mark it is not even funny. An example of this is Kevin Gameiro being linked to A-League club Melbourne Heart.

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Clausura 2012: Round 3 Wrap-Up

Peñarol have shot their way to the top of the 2012 Uruguayan Clausura table along with Liverpool with two wins during the week against Bella Vista and Cerro Largo respectively.

Monday, 27 February 2012

Perez and Penarol part ways

Peñarol manager Gregorio Perez was dismissed of his role at the Uruguayan giants on Sunday night due to the clubs poor performances in both the Primera Division and Copa Libertadores.

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Clausura 2012 - Round 2 Wrap-Up

Liverpool Futbol Club secured top spot after round 2 in the 2012 Clausura with a big 3-1 away win to River Plate on Saturday evening. Elias Figueroa had Liverpool 2-0 up by the 65th minute mark before Sebastian Taborda pulled one back for the home side from the penalty spot with twenty minutes to play. But Diego Vera scored his third of the season with six minutes left on the clock to secure Liverpool the three points.

Friday, 24 February 2012

Confirmed Uruguay squad

Uruguay manager Oscar Washington Tabarez has confirmed the list of 21 players who will travel to Bucharest to face Romania in a friendly match on February 29. 

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

A battering

Penarol suffered a shock 4-0 loss to Atletico Nacional of Colombia yesterday in Matchday 2 of the 2012 Copa Libertadores.

Edinson Cavani's Napoli down Chelsea

Edinson Cavani scored a crucial goal yesterday in Napoli's 3-1 win in the UEFA Champions League against Chelsea.

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Forlan booed by Inter Milan fans

Last weekend, Diego Forlan endured what every footballer has nightmares about; being booed by your own fans.

2012 Clausura Round 1 Wrap-Up

The Uruguayan Clausura kicked off in earnest last Saturday with a number of quality games and plenty of goals.  

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Defensor record 2-0 win

Defensor Sporting have secured their first win of the 2012 Copa Libertadores with a 2-0 triumph over Ecuador's Deportivo Quito in Montevideo yesterday.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Uruguay squad announced

Oscar Washington Tabarez has named a 23-man squad to face Romania in a friendly match on February 29 in Bucharest.

There are no real surprises in the squad with Tabarez opting for a team full of overseas players

Uruguayan duo secure Napoli win

Napoli have ended a four-game winless streak in the Serie A with a 2-0 win over Chievo thanks to goals from Uruguayan duo Miguel Angel Britos and Edinson Cavani.

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Larrionda named second-best referee of 21st century

Former Uruguayan referee, Jorge Larrionda, has been named the second-best referee of the 21st century by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS).

The 43-year-old recently retired from refereeing after an illustrious career in which he officiated a total of 8 World Cup matches (4 in 2006 and 4 in 2010) as well as a number of Copa Libertadores games.

Nacional secure 2-1 triumph away to Vasco da Gama

Uruguayan champions Nacional got their 2012 Copa Libertadores campaign off to the perfect start with a historic 2-1 win away to Vasco da Game in Rio de Janiero.

In a match where the home side looked like the visitors and vice-versa, Nacional were unfortunate not to have won by a larger margin.

It was the first time Los Tricolores have won a game on Brazilian soil in the competition since 1971, the year they secured their first of three Libertadores crowns.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Defensor Sporting crash 3-0 to Velez Sarsfield

Defensor Sporting have suffered a 3-0 loss at home to Velez Sarsfield in their opening game of the 2012 Copa Libertadores. 

Yonatan Irrazabal gifted the Argentinean side the opening goal of the game on 41 minutes when he picked up a backpass from Andres Fleurquin.

2012 Uruguayan Clausura fixtures released

The fixtures for the 2012 Uruguayan Clausura have been released, with a very interesting first round.

It all kicks off on Saturday 18 February where three games will take place, the first being Rampla Juniors against Defensor Sporting at the Estadio Olimpico.

Richard Porta blasts Diego Maradona

Richard "Kangaroo" Porta has revealed that Argentinean legend Diego Maradona drove him out of Al Wasl just three months after he joined the United Arab Emirates side on loan from Nacional.

Porta made eight appearances in his short stint at the club, scoring just the one goal.

The 28-year-old is back in Uruguay with the reigning champions but was left out of their squad for this years Copa Libertadores tournament.

Friday, 3 February 2012

Peñarol through to the group stages

Peñarol secured their passage to the group stages of the 2012 Copa Libertadores with a 1-1 draw against Caracas in Venezuela last night.

Caracas needed a miracle to go through after losing the first-leg 4-0 in Montevideo but never looked like troubling Fabian Carini in the opening stages of the game.

Thursday, 2 February 2012