World Cup draws are curious things: laws unto themselves in many ways. Never in the field of human history have so many had to wait so long, endure so much interminable backslapping and assorted nonsense, for something so important – but after all that waiting, at last we know Uruguay‘s fate. And it’s a very tricky one.
Former Celeste great Pedro Rocha passed away on Monday night, one night before his 71st birthday. The great Rocha was identified with 2 South American powerhouses, first with Peñarol and then with São Paulo.
FIFA has announced both the pots and the process for the draw, and it’s a bit of a setback for Uruguay.
Les comento que vivo en Florida – Uruguay y me tomé el trabajo de viajar hasta Montevideo para ver el último partido oficial perteneciente a las Eliminatorias hacia Brasil 2014. Afortunadamente clasificamos, y fui testigo fiel de la última “pierna” de este ida y vuelta ante la selección 77 del ranking FIFA.
Amongst the world’s most iconic football nations, Uruguay has always had that “special” attraction for doing so much despite having such a miniscule population. Their football culture and mindset are very endearing to me (even as a person who was practically born in and grew up in Canada) and a lot of people from all corners of the globe. I first noticed it when I was 7 years old.