Apr 30, 2014
Uruguay had a great tournament four years ago in South Africa when they finished fourth after losing to Germany by one goal in the third place play-off match, but they had to get by Jordan in a qualifying playoff to make it to Brazil this time round.
Defensively Urugay were a bit shaky during qualification but with Luis Suarez and Diego Forlan up front they have a poptent strike force that will make them hard to stop in Group D, qhich includes Costa Rica, England and Italy.
Uruguay appears to be in a three-way battle with England and Italy to fill the top two positions in Group D with Costa Rica given little chance of beating any of the three.
Playing in South America gives Uruguay a big advantage over their european rivals and when you add their lethal scoring power up front, they are a team to be reckoned with at the group stages.
Uruguay is $26 to win the 2014 World Cup in early beting markets and they are $2.88 to win Group D.
Uruguay World Cup Odds
Win the World Cup: $26.00
Win Group D: $2.88
Qualify for next Round: $1.50
Reach 2014 World Cup Final: $11.00
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Uruguay will be suited by the conditions at this World Cup and while they had a less than impressive qualifying campaign, they probably tick more boxes than England and Italy and on home soil must be a great chance to win this group.
Consider backing Uruguay @ $2.88 to win Group D or take the $1.50 to qualify for the Round of 16 by finishing top two.
Group D Draw for Uruguay
Uruguay meet Costa Rica, England and Italy in Group D and they play their first match against Costa Rica on Sunday 15th June 2014 at 5am in the morning (Australian time).
|Sun 15 Jun||Uruguay||vs||Costa Rica||5am||Fortaleza||Bet now|
|Fri 20 Jun||Uruguay||vs||England||5am||Sao Paulo||Bet now|
|Wed 25 Jun||Italy||vs||Uruguay||2am||Natal||Bet now|
Uruguay World Cup Squad
The Uruguay World Cup provisional squad for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, South America.
Defenders: Maximiliano Pereira (Benfica), Diego Lugano (West Bromwich Albion), Diego Godin, Jose Maria Gimenez (both Atletico Madrid), Sebastian Coates (Nacional), Martin Caceres (Juventus), Jorge Fucile (Porto)
Midfielders: Alejandro Silva (Lanus), Alvaro Gonzalez (Lazio), Alvaro Pereira (Sao Paulo), Walter Gargano (Parma), Egidio Arevalo Rios (Morelia), Diego Perez (Bologna), Sebastian Eguren (Palmeiras), Cristian Rodriguez (Atletico Madrid), Gaston Ramirez (Southampton), Nicolas Lodeiro (Botafogo)
Forwards: Luis Suarez (Liverpool), Edinson Cavani (Paris St Germain), Abel Hernandez (Palermo), Diego Forlan (Cerezo Osaka), Christian Stuani (Espanyol)
Uruguay has the following players on Stand-by for the World Cup: Andres Scotti (Nacional), Alvaro Fernandez (Gimnasia-La Plata), Gonzalo Castro (Real Sociedad)
Head Coach for the Uruguay World Cup squad is Oscar Tabarez and team captain is Diego Lugano.
World Cup players to watch for Uruguay
Luis Suarez has catapulted himself to one of the best players in the world and he looks primed for a huge World Cup after an oustanding season in the Premier League with Liverpool. Hopefully he can keep his diving and pretending for free kicks to a minimum.
Uruguay’s captain Diego Lugano is an outstanding defender in a team that struggled defensively during qualification and he can also find the net when given the chance.
Emerging forward Edinson Cavani found the net regularly during CONMBEOL qualifying and could be the surprise factor up front behind Suarez and Forlan.
Visit our Group D page for more information on each team contesting this group at the 2014 World Cup.
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