Uruguay are the current reigning South American champions, having won the 2011 Copa América. Uruguay have won the Copa América a record 15 times. The team has twice won the FIFA World Cup, including the first World Cup in 1930 as hosts, defeating Argentina 4–2 in the final. They won their second title in 1950, upsetting hosts Brazil 2–1 in the final match, which received an attendance higher than any football match ever.
They have won the Gold Medals in football at the Summer Olympics twice, in 1924 and 1928, before the creation of the World Cup. Uruguay also won the 1980 Mundialito, a tournament among former World Cup champions. In total, Uruguay have won 20 official titles, an international record for the most international titles held by a country.
Their success is amplified by the fact that the nation has a very small population of around 3.25 million inhabitants (2011 est.). Uruguay is by far the smallest country in the world to have won a World Cup in terms of population, 1.75 million inhabitants in 1930. The second smallest country, by population, to have won the World Cup is Argentina with a population of nearly 28 million people in 1978.
So that is my goal for this save, take this tiny country of just 3,250,000 people to the top of the world once again. To give you a measure of how small the country is London's population is 8,174,100. More than two times bigger than Uruguay's.
I have decided to stop my San Marino story once I have won the ECL with the club. The national challenge is just too hard and the save would be going on forever with very little success. This will be my final story before the release of FM 13 and you can probably tell I am managing Uruguay! This post will not include any matches just my preffered squad and new staff. For future reference anything in blue is a link but for this time just click on the player's and staff's name to view their profile.
Gustavo Dalto (URU) - U20 Team Manager
Muricy Ramalho (BRA) - Assistant Manager
Sidnei Lobo (BRA) - Coach
Elio Carravetta (BRA) - Coach
Paulo Paixao (BRA) - Coach
Ruben Sosa (URU) - Coach
Darwin Dalmas (URU) - Goalkeeping Coach
Alberto Pan (URU) - Physio
Carlos Suero (URU) - Physio
Carlos Voituret (URU) - Physio
Pedro Larroque (URU) - Physio
23 Man Squad
This is my squad if everyone is fit, I will list them now and then instead of listing it every time will just list the changes.
Fernando Muslera, Martin Silva, Sebastian Viera
Jorge Fucile, Maxi Pereira, Alvaro Pereira, Juan Manuel Diaz, Sebastian Coates, Diego Godin, Martin Caceres, Mauricio Victorino
Walter Gargano, Egidio Arevalo Rios, Nicoas Lodeiro, Mauricio Pereyra, Cristian Rodriguez, Juan Albin, Gaston Ramirez, Tabare Viudez
Luis Suarez, Edinson Cavani, Abel Hernandez, Diego Forlan
Next time: Ukraine vs Uruguay and Uruguay vs Montenegro