Uruguay were the first ever winners of the World Cup back when the tournament began on home soil in 1930. They won it again twenty years later but since then have failed to reach the final, even missing out on the tournament altogether six times. However, in 2010 they regained some of their historical prowess and reached the semi-final for the first time in forty years, thanks to a hand (or two) from striker Luis Suarez and penalties. Find the latest odds on Uruguay at World Cup 2014 here.
Uruguay World Cup odds
They haven’t been at all convincing in qualifying though and face a battle to ensure they make it to Brazil in 2014. This is surprising following their impressive Copa America win in 2011 which put their Copa America trophy total to a record 15 times, one more than rivals Argentina.
The Confederations Cup was also promising, making it to the semi-finals before losing late to Brazil. If they are to make it to the World Cup they will be ranked outsiders but have enough quality to beat a number of European teams and all the African, Asian and North/Central American teams.
Luis Suarez will, as always, be in the headlines throughout the tournament, whether it’s the good, bad or the ugly. He has an impressive record for his national team, scoring a goal every other game, and recently having surpassed Diego Forlan’s record as top Uruguayan scorer. He has a new strike partner in Abel Hernandez who looks extremely talented at the age of just 22, as well as Edison Cavani who is one of the most deadly strikers in European competition. See how these top players fair in the World Cup Golden Boot odds.
Best bets for Uruguay at World Cup 2014
It will be a tight run thing as to whether Uruguay qualify for the World Cup but expect that they will perform better at the tournament itself. They are currently 50/1 to win their third World Cup, taking into consideration the fact they may not even make it. Big outsiders but expect them to make the knockout stages.