Uruguay have enjoyed a nice taste of World Cup success over the years.
As well as putting the spotlight on the World Cup, the tiny South American nation has twice won gold at the Olympics and won the Copa America 15 times, level on points with Argentina.
With the 2022 World Cup in Qatar just around the corner, Uruguay are preparing to face a host of opponents. The Sky Blues begin their journey to a third World Cup trophy against South Korea on Thursday, November 24 at 8:00am ET.
Here’s everything you need to know about Uruguay’s success in World Cup history:
Has Uruguay ever won a World Cup?
Uruguay have won two World Cups in 1930 and 1950.
In 1954, 1970 and 2010, The Sky Blue finished fourth overall.
In 1966 and 2018, Uruguay reached the quarterfinals of the event.
What is Uruguay’s World Cup record?
Uruguay has won twice as many games as they lost in its World Cup history. The country’s World Cup record is 24-12-20.
Who will Uruguay meet at the 2022 World Cup?
Uruguay’s battle for the 2022 World Cup begins on November 24 in Group H.
Here is their schedule for the first three matchdays:
Uruguay vs. South Korea on November 24 at 8:00 p.m. ET.
Uruguay vs. Portugal on November 28 at 2:00 p.m. ET.
Uruguay vs. Ghana on December 2nd at 10am ET.
Here’s how to watch Uruguay at the 2022 World Cup
Uruguay’s game will be streamed live throughout the tournament in English on Fox Sports 1 or FOX and in Spanish on Telemundo.
The match can be streamed online via FoxSports.com. Viewers can watch the game in Spanish on Peacock.
What is Uruguay’s record against other countries at the World Cup?
Uruguay has qualified for the World Cup 13 times and has played many different countries around the world.
A breakdown of Uruguay’s World Cup fixtures against other countries can be seen below:
Who is Uruguay’s biggest rival?
The Argentine-Uruguayan football rivalry, also known as the Clásico del Río de la Plata after the river that flows into the adjacent countries, is a heated and competitive sporting rivalry for players and fans alike.
In the first duel between the two at the 1930 World Cup, Uruguay won 4-2.
The second duel took place at the 1986 World Cup, where Argentina won 1-0.
The two have also met in 14 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, 32 Copa America competitions, two Summer Olympics and 147 friendlies.
Argentina leads the rivalry with 92 wins versus Uruguay’s 57 wins. They also had 48 draws.
Has Uruguay ever hosted a World Cup?
Uruguay hosted and won the first World Cup in 1930. In the final they defeated Argentina 4-2.