URUGUAY FACTFILE

NAME: Uruguay

NAME: Uruguay

NICKNAMES: Charruas; La Celeste Olimpica (The Olympic Sky Blue); La Celeste (The Sky Blue)

COACH: Oscar Tabarez

FOUNDED: 1900

FIFA AFFILIATION: 1923 FIFA RANKING: 20

HIGHEST FIFA RANKING: 12 - May 1994

LOWEST FIFA RANKING: 56 - December 1998

PREVIOUS WORLD CUP APPEARANCES: 10 (1930, 1950, 1954, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1974, 1986, 1990, 2002) BEST WORLD CUP PERFORMANCE: Winners: 1930, 1950 DATE QUALIFIED FOR THE 2010 FINALS: November 18 2009.

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