World Cup: Uruguay vs. France

11 Jun

 

Uruguayan soccer player Diego Forlan, pictured above , said today was the most anticipated day for Uruguayans on his Twitter account. Picture courtesy of Diego Forlan's Twitpic account: http://twitpic.com/photos/DiegoForlan7

 

As a lot of you may know, Uruguay is playing its first game in the 2010 World Cup today against France.

It’s airing at 2:30 p.m. eastern time and you can watch it on ESPN’s website.

One of our star players, Diego Forlan tweeted this six hours ago:

“Vamos Uruguay! El dia mas esperado por todos los Uruguayos. A disfrutarlo !!!!!!!”

which translates to “Let’s go Uruguay! This is the most awaited day for all Uruguayans. Let’s enjoy it!!!!!!”

I’m not much of a sports commentator, so I can’t provide some deep analysis, but I can tell you that we have a long history with fútbol (or soccer as it’s called in the U.S) and passion for it.

We hosted the first World Cup in 1930 in Estadio Centenario, a stadium which is still around today.  We also were the first nation to win the World Cup, that same year.

We won the 1950 World Cup in Brazil. It was the first World Cup held in 12 years because of World War II.

This will be our 11th time appearing in the FIFA World Cup.

Needless to say, I’m rooting for us!

For more information on Uruguay’s role in the World Cup visit the FIFA world cup website.

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