Also known as Los Charrúas or La Celeste, the men’s soccer team of Uruguay is a member of CONMEBOL, the South American football confederation. Over the course of their more than 100 years of existence, the Uruguay National Football Team has qualified for the FIFA World Cup 12 times and won twice, and regularly competes in the Copa América, which they've won a record 15 times. They play again in the Copa América in 2016 in the United States. The team plays in Estadio Centenario in the Parque Batlle neighborhood of Montevideo, Uruguay.
Uruguay National Soccer Team History
The first national soccer team of Uruguay was created in 1901.
The team hosted the first World Cup in 1930 — and won. They also won the 1950 World Cup. During that final match, Uruguay defeated Brazil, the host country, in a match that still holds the record for the highest attendance ever for a soccer match.
Uruguay National Soccer Team has won the Copa América a record 15 times, most recently in 2011.
Copa América 2016
Uruguay National Soccer Team will compete in Copa América 2016 in the United States. The guaranteed matches they’ll play? Vs. Mexico June 5 in Glendale, Arizona; vs. Venezuela June 9 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and vs. Jamaica June 13 in Santa Clara, California.
Copa América 2016 soccer tickets are available on StubHub.
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