World Cup Video Highlights: Uruguay #URU

June 26, 2010 — by Suman

The triumphant Uruguayan side after their 4-2 defeat of Argentina in the 1930 Final

Video highlights (courtesy of @footytube) from all of Uruguay’s 2010 World Cup matches collected below.

Tues June 22 (Day 12): Uruguay 1, Mexico 0

Day 6, Wed June 16: Uruguay 3, South Africa 0

Fri June 11 (Day 1): France 0, Uruguay 0:

Neither team was able to score off the few good chances they created. France should have taken the lead early: in the 7th minute Franck Ribéry took a ball down the left side, beat the Uruguayan defender and played a low driven cross in front of the goal and right onto the foot of Sidney Govou (“a French footballer of Beninese descent, who plays for Lyon and French national team”), who deflected the ball wide instead of into the goal.

Uruguay’s most prominent player is Diego Forlan, who has played for top clubs in Europe: Manchester United in England, Villareal and currently Athletico Madrid (and whose father played for Uruguay in the 1966 and 1974 World Cups). Forlan had a decent chance in the 16th minute, when he initiated a give-and-go on the left side, getting a through ball at the top of the penalty box, cut back toward the middle, and attempted to curl the ball toward the far post, but the shot was within reach of the French goalkeeper. Forlan had another good chance early in the 2nd half, when he beautifully chested down a long ball played to him in the French penalty box, but mistimed the volley off the bouncing ball and shot well high and wide.

His best chance, however–the one he really should have finished and is no doubt still regretting–came in the 73rd minute off a long Uruguayan throw-in into the French penalty box. Diego Suarez held off the French defender and deflected the ball back to an unmarked Forlan at the top of the box–who mishit the volley wide of the goal.