Uruguay Coach: Oscar Tabarez AKA “El Maestro”
Tabarez is 66 year old who has wealth of experience in managment, and he has been with Uruguay national side since 2006 world cup. He likes his side to be flexible, Uruguay normaly play with 4-4-2 under Tabarez but they can switch to 3 man defence as well if they want to counter opposition tactics.
Likely Starting Lineup for Uruguay in WC 2014:
If all three strikers are fit Uruguay are likely to go with Suarez and Cavani upfront while Forlan might play in left sided midfield or the attacking midfield role. Tabarez has kind of transformed Uruguay from a traditional tough tackling unit to a free flowing side which can be handfull against any side.
Key Players: Luis Suarez
Suarez is probably one of the best striker and finisher in world game today, he will be key to Uruguay chances and they will be hoping he can emulate what Forland did in 2010 world cup. He can drop back, play off the soulder of last defender, score goals and creat as well.
Young Player To watch Out for: Abel Hernandez
Abel Hernandez is at the right age of 23 to take World cup by storm, 23 year old striker was part of confed cup squad and scored 4 goals in one game. He is currently playing for palermo.
Uruguay World Cup Schedule:
- Costa Rica (14 June)
- England (19 June)
- Italy (24 June)
Uruguay Possible Squad For World Cup 2014:
Official squad will be announced on 13 May, here is the expected players list which might be traveling with uruguay national side. We will update once they have announced the confirmed 23-man squad leading to the world cup.
|4||Diego Lugano||West Brom||Defender|
|5||Diego Godin||Atletico Madrid||Defender|
|6||Jose Maria Gimenez||Atletico Madrid||Defender|
|8||Gaston Silva||Sporting Libson||Defender|
|10||Jorge Fucile||FC Porto||Defender|
|12||Arevalo Rios||Chicago Fire||Midfielder|
|14||Cristian Rodriguez||Atletico Madrid||Midfielder|
|16||Gonzalo Castro||Real Sociedad||Midfielder|
|18||Alvaro Pereira||Inter Milan||Midfielder|