World Cup starts in November, the Uruguayans are going to the FIFA World Cup as one of the teams that can surprise the public. The squad still includes three legends of Uruguayan football - Cavani, Suarez and Godin. With them, under the leadership of Diego Alonso, many promising players will go, led by Real Madrid leader Valverde.
Fans are accustomed to seeing the great Oscar Tabares at the helm of the Uruguayan national team at the World Cup, but since 2022 it has been led by Diego Alonso. He is not particularly known as a player, in his coaching career Alonso won championships with Mexican clubs: Pachuca and Monterrem. At the helm of the Uruguayan team, he spent only a few matches, while it is difficult to talk about his tactics.
Uruguay squad and leaders at the World Cup in Qatar
The Uruguayans are taking one of the most interesting squads to the 2022 World Cup. The change of generations in the national team has not yet ended, along with young leaders like Valverde, honored veterans like Suarez are going to Qatar. But they are going in the role of the current main players capable of making a difference. Our editors make a prediction for the World Cup at the request of the Uruguay national team, taking into account the results of the current season.
|Goalkeepers||Sergio Rochet, Fernando Muslera, Sebastian Sosa|
|Protection||Agustin Rochel, Diego Godin, Jose Maria Jimenez, Sebastian Coates, Martin Caceres, Leandro Cabrera, Matias Oliveira, Guillermo Varela, Damian Suarez|
|Midfield||Lucas Torreira, Federico Valverde, Rodrigo Bentancur, Matias Vesino, Nicolás de la Cruz, Guillermo de Arrascaeta, Najitan Nandez|
|Assault||Diego Rossi, Luis Suarez, Darwin Nunez, Martin Satriano, Maxi Gomez, Edinson Cavani|
The number one position in the camp of the Uruguayans was occupied by Muslera for a long time, but he is a hedgehog of 35 and the decline in the game is obvious. Rochet, who played the last 10 matches of the national team at the start, claims to be in his place. It is he who will be the main goalkeeper in the first matches of the Fifa World Cup.
In defense, there are excellent players from the top clubs in Europe: Jimenez from Atlético, Coates from Sporting. The team before the start of the 2022 World Cup lost the leader of Barcelona Araujo, so the legendary Godin, who moved to the Argentinean Vélez Sarsfield, can go to the base. On the edges of the defense, Varela, who escaped from Dynamo Moscow, and the new hope of the Uruguayans, Oliveira from Napoli, will play.
Torreira rules in the center of the field, playing consistently in the top leagues of Europe (now Galatasaray and Valverde from Real Madrid are the new leaders of La Liga and multiple Champions League winners. The name center is just crazy: Bentancourt, Vecino, de la Cruz, de Arrascaeta, Nandez - they are all worthy of the foundation, Alonso will have an excellent choice of performers.
Attack of the Uruguay national team at the World Cup in Qatar is Nunez and Suarez. The first becomes the leader of the Premier League and Liverpool, the second is a living legend of Liverpool and Barcelona, which still benefits. Do not forget about Cavani from Valencia and the still young Maxi Gomez.
Uruguay national team: the history of performances at the World Cup
The Uruguayans are the first world champions in 1930 football history. They took the second gold 20 years later - in 1950. Since then, the team’s best achievement has been 4th place at the 1954, 1970 and 2010 World Cups. The match with Ghana in the 2010 World Cup ¼ finals entered the history of football: the rescue of Suarez, his removal and the missed penalty from Gyan.
History of Uruguay’s entry into the World Cup
“Heavenly Olympians” entered the World Cup in Qatar quite easily - from the 3rd place in the COMNEBOL qualifying group. They lost only to Brazil and Argentina, gaining only 28 points in 18 matches. At the same time, the goal difference is only 22-22, which indicates a rather pragmatic style of play without many goals. Only 5 points separated the Uruguayans from the miss zone at the 2022 World Cup.
World Cup 2022 group and predictions: Uruguay
The Uruguay national football team got the group at the World Cup in Qatar:
- The Republic of Korea.
Yes, this is the same Ghana that gave Uruguay a few terrible, and then joyful minutes 12 years ago in South Africa. The Alonso team is waiting for the “group of death”, there is no stronger squad for the 2022 World Cup. World Cup 2022 standings did not make local fans very happy, but Suarez and his team have chances to reach the playoffs.
Prediction for the Uruguay World Cup from our editors - a maximum of ⅛ finals. The Uruguayans must pass the group, despite strong resistance. Based on the qualifying matches, it will be difficult for Alonso’s team to compete for further advancement in the grid. The composition of the Uruguayans is excellent by name, but there are questions about interaction and coaching experience.
Head coach Diego Alonso will field the following squad for the first matches of Group H: Roche-Cáceres-Jiménez-Oliveira-Varela-Valverde-Bentancourt de la Cruz de Arrascaeta-Suarez-Nunez. Godin, Cavani, Vecino and Torreira can come off the bench.
Of course, Uruguay’s top goalscorer is Luis Suarez with 66 goals. The second scorer also goes to Qatar - Edison Cavani (56 goals). Further among the current players - the abyss. De Arrascaeta scored only 8 goals, defenders Jose Maria Jimenez and Diego Godin also scored 8.
The Uruguayans are considered to be one of the favorites for the 2022 World Cup in Group H after the Portuguese national team. Bookmakers offer odds of 1.6-1.7 for the Uruguay national team to qualify for the playoffs. A win in Group H is valued at 2.5. In general, the group with South Korea and Ghana is considered one of the most difficult at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.