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Uruguay Olympic football team (also known as Uruguay under-23, Uruguay U-23) represents Uruguay in international football competitions in Olympic Games. The selection is limited to players under the age of 23, except three overage players. The team is controlled by the Asociación Uruguaya de Fútbol (AUF). Uruguay won two gold medals (1924 and 1928).

Uruguay Olympic football team
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Charrúas
La Celeste Olímpica (The Olympic Sky Blue)
La Celeste (The Sky Blue)
AssociationAsociación Uruguaya
de Fútbol
ConfederationCONMEBOL (South America)
Head coachÓscar Tabárez
CaptainLuis Suárez
Home stadiumEstadio Centenario de Montevideo
FIFA codeURU
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Uruguay 7 – 0 Yugoslavia 
(France; 26 May 1924)
Biggest win
 Uruguay 7 – 0 Yugoslavia 
(France; 26 May 1924)
Biggest defeat
 Senegal 2 - 0 Uruguay 
(London; Great Britain 29 July 2012)
Olympics
Appearances3 (first in 1924)
Best resultWinners: 1924, 1928
Olympic medal record
Men's Football
Gold medal – first place 1924 Paris Team
Gold medal – first place 1928 Amsterdam Team

Contents

HistoryEdit

1924 Summer OlympicsEdit

Uruguay's first participation in the Olympics was in Paris, France, in 1924. In that year, Uruguay won its first gold medal, beating Yugoslavia 7–0, United States 3–0, France 5–1, Netherlands 2–1, and in the Final defeating Switzerland 3–0.

1928 Summer OlympicsEdit

 
The Uruguay national football team that won the 1928 Olympic tournament

Uruguay's second participation in the Olympics was in Amsterdam, Netherlands, in 1928. In that year, Uruguay won its second gold medal,beating Netherlands 2–0, Germany 4–1, Italy 3–2, and in the first Final tying Argentina 1–1, and defeating Argentina 2–1 in the second final.

Olympic recordEdit

Olympics Record
Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
  1896 No football tournament - - - - - - -
  1900 Did Not Participate - - - - - - -
  1904 Did Not Participate - - - - - - -
  1908 Did Not Participate - - - - - - -
  1912 Did Not Participate - - - - - - -
  1920 Did Not Participate - - - - - - -
  1924 Gold Medal 1 5 5 0 0 20 2
  1928 Gold Medal 1 5 4 1 0 12 5
  1932 No football tournament - - - - - - -
  1936 Withdrew - - - - - - -
  1948 Did Not Participate - - - - - - -
  1952 Did Not Participate - - - - - - -
  1956 Did Not Participate - - - - - - -
  1960 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
  1964 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
  1968 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
  1972 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
  1976 Withdrew - - - - - - -
  1980 Did Not Participate - - - - - - -
  1984 Did Not Participate - - - - - - -
  1988 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
  1992 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
  1996 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
  2000 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
  2004 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
  2008 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
  2012 Group Stage 9th 3 1 0 2 2 4
  2016 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Total 3/24 2 Medals 13 10 1 2 34 11

MatchesEdit

Summer OlympicsEdit

Paris 1924Edit

First roundEdit
Uruguay  7–0  Yugoslavia
Vidal   20'
Scarone   23'
Cea   50'80'
Petrone   35'61'
Romano   58'
Report
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Georges Vallat (FRA)
Second roundEdit
Uruguay  3–0  United States
Petrone   10'44'
Scarone   15'
Report
Attendance: 10,455
Referee: Charles Barette (BEL)
Quarter-finalsEdit
France  1–5  Uruguay
Nicolas   12' Report Scarone   2'24'
Petrone   58'68'
Romano   83'
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: P. Chr. Andersen (NOR)
Semi-finalsEdit
Uruguay  2–1  Netherlands
Cea   62'
Scarone   81' (pen.)
Report Pijl   32'
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Georges Vallat (FRA)
Gold Medal matchEdit

In the other semi-final between Switzerland and Sweden the Swiss prevailed. In the final the Swiss proved no match, ultimately, for the Uruguayans whose two goals in the second half put paid to their opponent's ambitions, Uruguay eventually prevailing 3–0. Interest in the final had been considerable, such was the draw of the Uruguayan side; 60,000 watched and 10,000 were locked out.

Uruguay  3–0   Switzerland
Petrone   9'
Cea   65'
Romano   82'
Report
Attendance: 41,000
Referee: Marcel Slawik (FRA)

Players :
Andrés Mazali
Pedro Arispe
José Nasazzi
Alfredo Ghierra
José Vidal
José Leandro Andrade
Angel Romano
Pedro Cea
Pedro Petrone
Hector Scarone
Santos Urdinarán

Manager :
Ernesto Figoli  

Players :
Hans Pulver
Rudolf Ramseyer
Adolphe Reymond
Aron Pollitz
Paul Schmiedlin
August Oberhauser
Paul Fässler
Max Abegglen
Walter Dietrich
Robert Pache
Karl Ehrenbolger

Manager :
  Edward Duckworth

Amsterdam 1928Edit

First roundEdit
Netherlands  0–2  Uruguay
Report Scarone   20'
Urdinarán   86'
Attendance: 27.730
Referee: Jan Langenus (BEL)
Quarter-finalsEdit
Uruguay  4–1  Germany
Petrone   35'39'84'
Castro   63'
Report Hofmann   81'
Attendance: 25.131
Referee: Youssuf Mohamed (EGY)
Semi-finalsEdit
Uruguay  3–2  Italy
Cea   17'
Campolo   28'
Scarone   31'
Report Baloncieri   9'
Levratto   60'
Attendance: 15.230
Referee: Willem Eymers (NED)
Gold medal matchEdit
Uruguay  1–1  Argentina
Petrone   23' Report Ferreira   50'
Attendance: 28.253
Referee: Johannes Mutters (NED)

Uruguay  2–1  Argentina
Figueroa   17'
Scarone   73'
Report Monti   28'
Attendance: 28.113
Referee: Johannes Mutters (NED)

Recent and future matchesEdit

  Win   Draw   Loss

Date Competition Location Home Team Result Away Team Scorers
25 April 2012
Friendly match
Estadio Parque Artigas, Paysandú, Uruguay   Uruguay
0–0[1]
  Egypt
11 July 2012
Friendly match
Estadio Domingo Burgueño, Maldonado, Uruguay   Uruguay
6–4[2]
  Chile
  31'   35'   47' Suárez
  39'   71' Cavani
  84' Hernández
15 July 2012
Friendly match
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay   Uruguay
2–0[3]
  Panama
  2' Cavani
  18' Ramírez
26 July 2012
2012 Olympics
Old Trafford, Manchester, Great Britain   United Arab Emirates
1–2
  Uruguay
  42' Ramírez
  55' Lodeiro
29 July 2012
2012 Olympics
Wembley Stadium, London, Great Britain   Senegal
2–0
  Uruguay
1 August 2012
2012 Olympics
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Great Britain   Great Britain
1–0
  Uruguay

Current squadEdit

The following players were called up by Óscar Tabárez for the 2012 Summer Olympics being held in London, Great Britain.[4]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
18 1GK Leandro Gelpi (1991-02-27) February 27, 1991 (age 28) 0 0   Peñarol
1 1GK Martín Campaña (1989-05-29) May 29, 1989 (age 30) 5 0   Cerro Largo
2 2DF Ramón Arias (1992-07-27) July 27, 1992 (age 27) 5 0   Defensor Sporting
3 2DF Diego Polenta (1992-02-06) February 6, 1992 (age 27) 1 0   Bari
6 2DF Alexis Rolín (1989-02-07) February 7, 1989 (age 30) 3 0   Catania
5 2DF Emiliano Albín (1989-01-24) January 24, 1989 (age 30) 3 0   Boca Juniors
13 2DF Matías Aguirregaray (1989-04-01) April 1, 1989 (age 30) 2 0   CFR Cluj
4 2DF Sebastián Coates (1990-10-07) October 7, 1990 (age 28) 2 0   Sunderland
12 3MF Jonathan Urretaviscaya (1990-03-19) March 19, 1990 (age 29) 2 0   C.F. Pachuca
8 3MF Maximiliano Calzada (1990-04-21) April 21, 1990 (age 29) 3 0   Nacional
15 3MF Diego Rodríguez (1989-09-04) September 4, 1989 (age 29) 3 0   Defensor
14 3MF Nicolás Lodeiro (1989-03-21) March 21, 1989 (age 30) 2 0   Botafogo
17 3MF Egidio Arévalo Ríos* (1982-09-27) September 27, 1982 (age 36) 2 0   Tigres UANL
10 3MF Gastón Ramírez (1990-12-02) December 2, 1990 (age 28) 2 1   Southampton
16 3MF Tabaré Viudez (1989-09-08) September 8, 1989 (age 29) 3 0   Kasımpaşa
11 4FW Abel Hernández (1990-08-08) August 8, 1990 (age 29) 2 1   Hull City
9 4FW Luis Suárez* (captain) (1987-01-24) January 24, 1987 (age 32) 3 3   Barcelona
7 4FW Edinson Cavani* (1987-02-14) February 14, 1987 (age 32) 3 3   Paris Saint-Germain

Note: Players marked with a * are the three overage players called up as reinforcements

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "SUB 23: URUGUAY Y EGIPTO EMPATARON 0:0". Tenfieldigital.com (in Spanish). 25 April 2012. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
  2. ^ "Uruguay encendió la llama con goles..." Tenfieldigital.com (in Spanish). 11 July 2012. Retrieved 11 July 2012.
  3. ^ "Uruguay se despidió con sonrisas". Tenfieldigital.com (in Spanish). 15 July 2012. Retrieved 15 July 2012.
  4. ^ "Olímpica: Tabarez confirma a los dieciocho jugadores". Tenfield (in Spanish). 9 July 2012. Archived from the original on 29 September 2012. Retrieved 10 July 2012.