The November 3/4 2012 weekend has passed and La Celeste Blog will update you with the 5 major Uruguayan highlights from around the world. So sit back, sip your coffee and enjoy as we begin with #5…

#5.  Inter do Porto Alegre, without Diego Forlan, are eliminated from the Copa Libertadores
Inter were blown away 3-0 vs. Nautico earlier today. Forlan did not play and there are only 4 matches left in the season. Diego had some solid performances prior to this week.

#4. Matias Aguirregaray, recently called up for the Poland fixture, scores again

Aguirregaray was solid recently vs. Manchester United


A chance to see Aguirregaray  (who was recently called up by Tabarez) as he scored the 5th goal for his side’s 5-0 victory over Braslov in the Romanian first division. In the UEFA Champions League, Cluj are currently in 2nd place, behind Manchester United. Aguirregaray’s impressive long range goal can be seen below.
Aguirregaray Goal at 6:30

#3. Edinson Cavani goal vs. Torino


Napoli (3rd place, behind Juventus and Inter Milan) drew Torino at home and Cavani netted his side’s only goal. He’s been doing well without Lavezzi this season. Already, he has scored 7 goals and is 1 goal from the leading scorer in Serie A.
Cavani’s Goal vs. Torino

#2. Peñarol defeats Defensor Sporting- in a thriller- to set up the Super Clasico for next week.

Peñarol vs. Defensor Sporting was a spectacle

Peñarol’s victory in this thriller against Defensor came at the perfect time as they took first place in the Apertura. They are currently the most on form team in Uruguayan football, with players like Estoyanoff, Grossmueller, Olivera and Zalayeta playing their best football. Nacional will play Peñarol next weekend in a crucial Super Clasico.
Uruguayan table with 5 games to go: 1. Peñarol 23, 2. El Tanque 21, 3. Defensor Sporting 19, 4. Nacional 19.

Peñarol-Defensor Goals

#1 Luis Suarez’s spectacular goal and performance vs. Newcastle United

It's actually worth waking up early just to see him play.

“The touch of a genius”- were the words used by Sky Sports to describe Luisito’s magnificent goal today. His overall performance was electrifying and it earned him the man of the match honours. Unfortunately Liverpool still remain in 12th place with the 1-1 draw. So far, Luis has scored 10 goals in 15 matches (all competitions), and is the Premier League’s 2nd highest scorer with 7 goals in 10 games. This isn’t even mentioning his assist count. Luis, I can’t say how proud we are of you.
Suarez’s goal vs. Newcastle

That’s it for this week folks. Next week we’re sure to have some great drama with el Clasico and the featured Chelsea v. Liverpool match. Have a great week!

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Recobenzo
November 12, 2012

I was excited to see new names on the NT…. But he still does not want to let Perez and Loco go…..so it’s all BS to me. You have Ribair Rodriguez playing and being graded like a rock for the MF for Siena….who looks better than Perez and of course Rolin playing, when given the chance, OK for Catania…but now I see the final list and he is barely taking enough players…when you can sub as many as you want?
You could have brought Britos on as well….

Why not take more and see who you can fit in for the next WCQ? See if Rolin and Ribair can fit. I would rather have Gaston Brugman on this team and see what he can do than Perez. The omission of Polenta, then again why he is not playing for Genoa right now is disturbing …is also puzzling. I just do not think playing Suarez or Cavani does anything to help…unless he is really finally playing Cavani like they do in Napoli and seeing if Suarez and Chory can feed him the ball.

I think the coaches ego and stubbornness is dead on. This 2010-11 team is now already like the 1950 team to some people ….So we have to wait another 50 years for change and progress again?

Also….it is not just the Olympics where we were let down it was the U-20 WC where guys like Ceppelini and Luna did not show much and are now buried or had to leave Europe to play. David Texeira looked to be a goal machine for about half a season last year and now is buried on the bench in Gronigen. Matias Jones hardly is ever on the bench. Polenta and Cabrera are in Serie B and La Liga 2…. while guys their age or younger get minutes in the higher league.

Erik Lamela… Who? Is younger than Nicolas Lopez but has 8 goals in 11 games. I realize Lopez may never play for the NT…. but it just shows how the talent gap just shows big time here and there.

Dutchfan
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Dutchfan
November 12, 2012

T’s choice of players seems obscure, incomprehensible. Football quality doesn’t seem to be crucial for him.
Did/can anyone read the interviews with him in “El camino es la recompensa” (“The journey is the reward”), published some months ago? Does it clarify his policy?

Farerets
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November 11, 2012

Both Suárez and Cavani scored important goals for their respective clubs today, both are in tremendous form at the moment… Still, Poland game seems very much open to me. Too many questions, unanswered by Tabárez.

SangreCharrua
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SangreCharrua
November 10, 2012

Again Sánchez a major influence in the river game it inexplicable how T has not called up this right midfielder given the lack of right sided players in his selection as there is no Mono , no Fucile and Tata has no speed and attack could it be that if selected he would not be able to remove him thus no longer being able to select El Ruso again and el Tata not having any minutes as well as Gargano

SangreCharrua
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SangreCharrua
November 10, 2012

As an example Spain is already thinking about the confederations cup may seem silly but just under a year out and the preparation signs are there http://quenonino.com.uy/nueva-pilcha-en-espana/. Where as we are not even close to having an improved team, the press conference made by T yielded on 2 new players who don’ t play in our problem areas they play in the areas where we don’t have major issues , left midfield and striker

SangreCharrua
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SangreCharrua
November 10, 2012

I ment to say absolutely right

NicoGF
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November 10, 2012

a team that cannot pass the ball properly will hardly be the best nowadays. look how the champion plays. we should learn something..

SangreCharrua
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SangreCharrua
November 10, 2012

Absolutley rigor Nico, T and Forlan would like us to believe that this type of futbol is not achievable for Uruguay. T in the players and style he has imposed on the NT also the player he puts in who can’t give 2 good passes together & I’m sorry but I include Gargano in this group who along with El Ruso, eguren, Abreu, Castillo, Rios, T Gonzales & Scotti should be gone. Forlan said that we never played superlative futbol meaning that we don’t have the ability to play passing futbol in that he is right because of the coach and the limited players he puts in who do not have good dominion of the ball and struggle to retain the ball when in possession therefore give emergency passes that goes to the opposition. When we don’ t have the ball sit back give up the field wait till the ball is in the last sector to recover not pressuring allowing the opposition to pick their passes and moment of attack

NicoGF
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November 10, 2012

not bad news, just the truth being shown. did you believe the story of us being the 2nd best in the world? what about germany, brazil, argentina actually we never were better than them… one result here, one result there doesn’t change the fact they are still the best.

Guest
November 10, 2012

MORE BAD NEWS
URUGUAY WIN = 15TH IN FIFA RANKINGS
DRAW OR POLAND WIN = 17TH IN FIFA RANKINGS

ECUADOR WILL JUMP AHEAD OF US TO 13TH WITHOUT PLAYING A MATCH?

COLOMBIA CAN MOVE AS HIGH AS 4TH IF THEY BEAT BRAZIL.

THE RANKINGS ARE REALLY BAD AND MUST BE FIXED

Guest
November 10, 2012

cavani will be playing striker vs poland
victrino,mono pereria,forlan,abreu left out of squad

Leburu
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November 12, 2012

And Scotti is also left out :(

Maldoror55
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Maldoror55
November 10, 2012

Everything can change but Eguren’s place in Celeste is granted.He is permanent,immortal.Maybe Tabarez has a daughter who secretly is in love with Eguren,and her father sees him as his potential son in law.
Or maybe they are already related,How coms that Farerets is suspicious about Nacho-Nico’s relation and not Tabarez-Eguren’s one ?
How comes that him and Tata Gonzales are untouchables in Celeste squad,and for Carlos Sanchez there is no place,even when he plays in a top form,in Argentinian primera A.Is Maestro’s La Celeste,a sort of a secret society,some kind of football illuminaties,masonry who has some secret rules and criteria of excellence,and whose status is fixed on a secret tests and initiations?
Farerets where is now your investigative mind,hungry of detecting conflicts of interest?

Dutchfan
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Dutchfan
November 10, 2012

You mean granddaughter? His daughter (Tania, after Che’s love) must be too old for Eguren, I suppose.

Farerets
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November 10, 2012

Eguren has always been rather strange choice to me, but as far as I know he is married to a Swedish woman, whom he met while playing for AIK in Stockholm – and I also know that Eguren, while having played little for La Celeste, did cement the last Uruguay victory to date (4-2 against Perú in June) with his goal in injury time.

As for Tata, I never considered him a superstar, but at least he represents a decent Serie A club – not automatically La Celeste qualification but not disqualification either.

Anyways – if Cavani plays forward and Suárez playmaker, the level of Uruguay should again improve dramatically. Just wait and see!

NicoGF
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November 10, 2012

hahah u’re right

Dutchfan
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Dutchfan
November 9, 2012

Neither Forlán nor Abreu. Seleccion is known by now.

NicoGF
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November 9, 2012

beating poland wouldnt prove him right. it is a weaker side than the ones we’ll face in the qualifiers. but at least it would be a “good” thing. things need to change a lot to qualify.

SangreCharrua
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SangreCharrua
November 9, 2012

Looks as though Diego Forlan is not playing against Poland either, according to an article in urugol he may take club advice and not go. It is also clear that by the article he is quite bother by recent criticism but has also recognized his lack of form. I am not against him being part of the team but he is no longer the focal point or the best player for me he is best suited to play as a striker or impact sub

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jkmj
November 10, 2012

Cavani WILL be in the squad (idk where the idea of him not bring in it came from). Also, Abreu and Forlan have been omitted from the Poland friendly squad. Here is the call ups:
Goalkeepers: Fernando Muslera (Galatasaray), Martin Silva (Olimpia, Paraguay).

Defenders: Diego Lugano (Paris Saint-Germain), Diego Godin (Atletico Madrid), Sebastian Coates (Liverpool), Martin Caceres (Juventus), Matias Aguirregaray (Cluj, Romania).

Midfielders: Arevalo Rios (Palermo), Walter Gargano (Inter Milan), Sebastian Eguren (Libertad, Paraguay), Alvaro Gonzalez (Lazio), Alvaro Pereira (Inter Milan), Cristian Rodriguez (Atletico Madrid), Gaston Ramirez (Southampton), Nicolas Lodeiro (Botafogo).

Strikers: Gonzalo Castro (Real Sociedad), Edinson Cavani (Napoli), Luis Suarez (Liverpool), Christian Stuani (Espanyol).

Farerets
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November 9, 2012

Sorry I haven’t got it but is Cavani absent for Poland game? Why? What is the reason?

As for his replacement, it would’t surprize me if Abrey starts with Suárez up front. OK he has featured very little in the qualifiers but remember, less than three months ago he played ALL 90 MINUTES in Le Havre against France! Surely his last full game up to now…

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in_your_bright_ray
November 9, 2012

Not having Forlan or Cavani is one thing but the lack of depth from those left behind is what’s startling and a major flaw in Tabsy’s selections.

Who will be up front with Suarez?

Abreu? His old and past and not even playing with his club atm. Has hardly ever played for the NT even though he is one of Tabarez’s “untouchables” yet he gets called up on a very regular occassion.

Stuani? Maybe a chance but is he so solid with his club form that he should be in the starting 11 ahead of the others? And should he even be in the side ahead of Tanque Silva or Mora? That’s a moot point but one that needs raising nonetheless. Unseen and unproven so he could make a surprise although the world isn’t holding it’s breath.

Alfaro? Oh please he shouldn’t have been selected in the first place! Plays with Al Wasl in the UAE. Somehow this is better than playing for Boca or River in Argentina which is the only explanaition for his inclusion in the squad.

Fernandez? Started and scored against Italy in Rome in a friendly last time he played. Most likely going on the field with Luis. Another one of the Tabster’s “baggage handlers”. Gets selected for Uruguay in high rotation with La Joya where both boys just sit on the bench all day and get hyperthermia or heat stroke depending on where the match is being played.

Will the Tabster pick anyone else? I doubt very much as it’s almost game time and it’s not in his nature to pick players on a whim especially if they deserve a call up.

It’s going to be a revealing match because we will get to see if Tabarez made the right calls or if he is one step closer to falling of the edge. Time will tell.

Member
November 8, 2012

Cavani just scored a smashing 4 goals for Napoli against Dnipro, one of them was a fantastic free-kick. The Uruguayans are on fire!!

SangreCharrua
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SangreCharrua
November 8, 2012

The best part is the idiots that then like to make comments about Cavani and his play for the NT not recognizing that the man is not played in the right position. Cavani is a complete goal scorer and one of the best in the world and T plays him a a defensive misfielder

Farerets
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November 8, 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTaU0EmnEqo

The very last signal for Tabárez, to use El Matador at the right place!

 
 

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