Uruguay has a unique historical relationship with football, the game brought over by “los ingleses”: the first South American champions, the first World Champions, the first World Cup hosts and the first winners of the World Cup, and of course, the Maracanazo.

Ten years? Is that long enough to transform or revolutionize a country’s football tradition? Spain had the proper foundation or skill base and Aragonés was able to revolutionize their footballing tradition in four years. Belgium made a fundamental change in the development of their youth in 2002 and twelve years later was considered one of the favourites to win the World Cup. Germany is the new kid on the “Tiki-Taka” […]

Watching Serie-A is like staring right into the filament of a light bulb; sooner or later you burn out your eyeballs and apparently nothing much has changed since I last watched the Serie-A. But anyway I toiled with Bologna v. Fiorentina to scout this Vecino fella, often brought up on this Blog as a possible solution to the Sky Blues’ midfield woes. Hmmm and I must preface this entire post […]

Óscar Washington Tabárez will have been at the helm 10 years when Uruguay takes on Brazil in the third round of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers. After success at the 2010 World Cup, finishing fourth and the 2011 Copa America title, OWT and company were unable to follow-up with any kind of success at the 2014 World Cup and 2015 Copa America.

Óscar Washington Tabárez was appointed coach of the Uruguayan national team on March 6, 2006. That means that he will have been 10 years at the helm when Uruguay takes on Brazil in the third round of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers. He took over for Ferrin and became Uruguay’s fifth coach in four years.


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