Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Uruguay completes 32-team field
November 20th, 2013 11:35PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  world cup 2014

MOST COMMENTED

[WORLD CUP: Playoffs] The final playoffs for the 2014 World Cup were remarkably similar to those of four years ago. The same five African teams won their series. Three of the four European teams -- Portugal, Greece and France (without the help this time from the hand of Thierry Henry) -- went through again -- Croatia replaced neighboring Slovenia as the fourth -- and Uruguay was the last team to qualify.

The Celeste claimed the 32nd and final place with a 0-0 draw against Jordan in the second leg of their intercontinental playoff on Wednesday though the suspense had ended the week before when it won, 5-0, in Amman.

Indeed, it was the fourth successful playoff for Uruguay, which also won series in 2001 and 2009 but lost in 2005.

Uruguayan star Luis Suarez was held scoreless, so he finished tied with Robin van Persie of the Netherlands and Deon McCaulay of Belize for the lead in goals in 2014 qualifying with 11 each.

Despite its fifth-place finish the South American zone, Uruguay, fourth at the 2010 World Cup and winner of the 2011 Copa America, will be one of the eight seeded teams at the World Cup draw on Dec. 6 in Salvador.

The other seven seeded teams: Brazil, Spain, Germany, Argentina, Colombia, Belgium and Switzerland.


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
2015 MLS Preseason Action    
Preseason play wrapped up Saturday with the Houston Dynamo (Carolina Challenge Cup), New York Red Bulls ...
MLS: Projected opening day lineups    
MLS is slated to start its 20th season on Friday when the defending champion LA Galaxy ...
Gallardo shines as U.S. U-17s rout Cuba     
Joe Gallardo, who suffered a broken shinbone last August, scored a hat trick as the USA ...
Garber: 'Nobody's looking for a work stoppage'    
Speaking at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston on Friday, MLS commissioner Don Garber ...
What They're Saying: Univision's Juan Carlos Rodriguez    
"If the rights are already fixed, there's little incentive to FIFA to award 2026 to the ...
2015 MLS Preseason Action    
The MLS preseason wraps up on Saturday with 18 of 20 teams in action, all but ...
MLS issues record fine to owner Dell Loy Hansen    
One MLS owner, Real Salt Salt's Dell Loy Hansen, has not been shy about expressing his ...
id2 tour kicks off Monday in Argentina    
The id2 National Selection will kick off its tour of Argentina with the first of four ...
Concacaf Under-17 Championship television schedule    
The USA kicks off play in the Concacaf Under-17 Championship Friday against Cuba in San Pedro ...
USA enjoys long history of U-17 regional success    
The U.S. U-17s will get a chance at the 2015 Concacaf Under-17 Championship to avenge the ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives