The 2022 World Cup qualification marketing campaign proved to the top of an period for Uruguay as record-breaking supervisor Oscar Tabarez noticed his 15-year reign come to an finish.
The 74-year-old, nicknamed ‘El Maestro’ for the best way he revolutionised Uruguayan soccer, holds the world report for many video games answerable for one nation – 224 – however was sacked following their defeat in opposition to Bolivia, their fourth loss in as many qualifiers.
Tabarez had been in cost since March 2006 and led La Celeste to the three successive World Cups in what was his second spell as supervisor that included reaching the semi-finals within the 2010 finals in South Africa and the quarter-finals in Russia 2018.
They received the Copa America in 2011 for the primary time since 1995 underneath his steerage.
Tabarez additionally coached Uruguay from 1988 to 1990, a interval that noticed them attain the spherical of 16 on the 1990 World Cup in Italy.
Former Atletico Madrid striker Diego Alonso, who had been out of labor since leaving Main League Soccer membership Inter Miami in January 2021, was given the duty of rescuing Uruguay’s stalled quest to achieve Qatar.
And Alonso had the specified impact as Uruguay received their remaining 4 qualification matches to seal their spot within the first World Cup finals to be held within the Center East, after ending third within the group behind Brazil and Argentina.
Luis Suarez, one other former Atletico striker, completed as prime scorer for Uruguay with eight objectives — another than Argentina’s Lionel Messi and stage with Brazil’s Neymar. Solely Marcelo Moreno completed forward of 35-year-old Suarez, with the Bolivian scoring 10 objectives.
In Qatar, they’ve been drawn in Group H alongside Portugal, Ghana and South Korea.
Within the gallery above, you’ll be able to see how Uruguay certified for the finals that kick off on November 20. To view the subsequent picture, click on on the arrows or simply swipe if on a cell system.
Uruguay’s fixtures in Qatar
November 24 Uruguay v South Korea — Training Metropolis Stadium (5pm)
November 28 Portugal v Uruguay — Lusail Stadium (11pm)
December 2 Ghana v Uruguay — Al Janoub Stadium (7pm)
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