And so it was a very special day for me this past Tuesday, after bullshitting my way out of work early, I got to see Chile v Uruguay… en vivo and con gusto! Uruguay’s 2-1 win over Chile while only a friendly was a preview of what we should expect in next year’s Copa America and probably the 2018 Qualifiers. And judging from the end of Chile v Uruguay and […]
When you have been following La Celeste as long as I have, and especially through the special years that were the roller-coaster from 2007 to 2010, you develop a bond with certain players for what they bring to the team. It should be no surprise to anyone that Forlan is my all-time favourite, I have a love-hate relationship with Recoba (he didn’t seem to have the motivation to become probably […]
Throughout Oscar Washington Tabarez’ last four-and-a-half years in charge of the Uruguayan national team, there have always been two competing narratives in my mind. At different points, one has gained sway over the other; many Uruguayans, I venture to suggest, share them too. And even now, with El Maestro beginning to head towards his sixty-eighth birthday, and La Celeste recuperating after a disappointing World Cup, both narratives remain as valid […]
Carlos Sanchez’ auspicious debut for the Uruguay national team was swallowed up by Uruguay’s complete breakdown against Costa Rica towards the end of the un-fancy Copa Antel. So much of what was witnessed yesterday confirms that Tabárez really isn’t the man to handle this new transitional period.
This is the end of our “Nacional v. Peñarol” series before re-focusing on La Celeste’s games this week. The respected British football magazine “FourFourTwo” dedicated their latest publications to ranking the “Top 10 Greatest Football Derbies” in the world. Nacional vs. Peñarol was ranked #3, behind #2 (Real Madrid vs. Barcelona) and #1 (Boca Juniors vs. River Plate). Find out in more detail how they based their ranking.