The Uruguay national football team is a team of football players that represents Uruguay in international competitions.
Uruguay is one of the most successful teams in the world, which is very remarkable considering that the country has only about 3.5 million inhabitants. Uruguay is the country with the least population to ever win a World Cup. There are only six countries with a lower population that have ever qualified for a World Cup final round.
The country is also the smallest member of CONMEBOL and holds the record for winning the Copa América (fifteen times). Uruguay also won the gold medal twice at the Olympic Games (1924 and 1928) before the World Cup existed and the Games provided the only global platform.
In 1980, La Celeste also won the Mundialito, a jubilee World Cup featuring former champions. The country has been less successful in recent years. It only qualified for three of the last five World Cups, but the 2010 World Cup was by far the best since 1970. In the semi-finals, the Netherlands was 3-2 too strong for Uruguay and in the small final, Germany beat the South by the same numbers. -Americans. Uruguay has won twenty official titles and is ahead of all other countries in the world.
Uruguay and Argentina hold the record for the number of matches between them: since 1902, the neighboring countries have played each other 185 times.