The South American giants lifted the inaugural edition of the tournament in 1930 when they defeated Argentina by a scoreline of 4-2 in the final. The final took place at the Estadio Centenario.
They faced Brazil in the 1950 final at the Maracana Stadium and won by a scoreline of 2-1 to lift the FIFA World Cup for the second time.
A semifinal appearance in the 2010 edition of the FIFA World Cup has been their best performance since they won the tournament in 1950. Diego Forlan was magnificent for his team in 2010 and scored five goals in the World Cup.
However, a 3-2 defeat to the Netherlands marked an end to their journey. Forlan and Co. also lost their third-place game against Germany by a scoreline of 3-2.
Uruguay manager Diego Alonso revealed his plans to fit Darwin Nunez and Luis Suarez in the same lineup at the 2022 FIFA World Cup
Uruguay have a few superstar forwards in their ranks. The likes of Darwin Nunez, Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani all lay claim to a starting spot for the South American giants during the 2022 World Cup.
Diego Alonso recently spoke about his attackers, telling the media (via Mirror):
“With our strikers, our plan is to put a good performance together in the first game. We’re excited with what we can produce. They give us peace of mind. We have flexibility but we also have goalscoring opportunities, not only with our strikers but also with other players. We’re good defensively, logically this will make us a very competitive team.”
“When I say they are the best in the world, I’m talking about for me. They are my players, my children. They are probably not the best-behaved in the world. But they’re mine. That’s why they are the best.
"I’m not talking out of arrogance here. But of feeling. They are in exceptional condition. They’ve prepared themselves conscientiously. With the exception of one injured player, there’s not one of them who is not in his best form."