This is an older article that was published in 2012. It provides actual FIFA documents, & historical accounts that prove without a doubt that Uruguay are officially four-time FIFA World Champions. I wanted to re-post it for two reasons. Reason #1: Pierre Arrighi (a French-Uruguayan author) recently published a tremendously well-researched book (about the 1924 tournament) that definitively confirms Uruguay’s status as four-time FIFA World champions. Reason #2: My intention […]
By the late 1980s, when Uruguay finally began to realize what happened to them from the mid 1970s was not a temporary slump. Football fans and writers from all over the world essentially came to this conclusion: “What Uruguay had accomplished (at club and international football) between the 1910s to the 1970s was astonishing. But to them, especially in the modern globalized world, a nation of 3 million people could […]
The football world is recovering from the festive season, and suddenly there’s more news than we can keep up with. That’s where we come in. Sit back and enjoy LCB’s Top 5 Highlights of the week.
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.
Nacional 2 – Peñarol 1. (Highlights Video). Last Sunday’s Uruguayan Superclasico was one of the most intense, and dramatic derbies in recent history. It had everything fans identify with Uruguayan football: the fight, the raw emotion, the sleaze, the skill and especially the drama. Nacional incredibly ended up winning the game with two injury time goals. With the second one, fans may have witnessed Alvaro Recoba’s defining moment.
This Saturday will see a new edition of the Uruguayan Super Clasico: Nacional vs. Peñarol. It’s one of South America’s most iconic derbies, and by all rights one of the most important in world football history. And La Celeste Blog has you covered with answers to some “Frequently Asked Questions” by our readers.
Today, I saw Nacional again embarrass itself by being completely outplayed in the Teresa Herrera tournament that’s taking place in La Coruña. They lost 0-3 vs. Deportivo La Coruña (a game that could have easily ended 0-6), and then convincingly lost to a superior Sporting Lisbon side 0-2 a day later. Yet, it’s hard to be upset at manager Alvaro Gutierrez.
Following the progress of ‘La Celeste’ is always exhilarating. But in the last 4 years, I missed the experience of discovering and following brand new national team players around the world. It’s very likely that we’re going to be seeing new players wear the Sky Blue. And La Celeste Blog has you covered. Introducing the ‘2018 Project’:…