Uruguay Analysis

South America Regroups After A Disappointing World Cup

by Yu Miyagawa

Jul 18, 2018 9:09 PM

Each of Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Uruguay and Peru may look vastly different from a managerial standpoint at the 2019 Copa America in Brazil. But whether a new manager implements a possession or counter attacking style, teams must be compact and balanced to win in South America, and even more so to win in the World Cup. Read more »

Tags: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Uruguay, World Cup

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A World Cup Abstract: France 2, Uruguay 0

by Christopher Reina

Jul 6, 2018 8:13 PM

France was sufficiently defensive and scored a pair of fluky goals to advance to the semifinals. Read more »

Tags: France, Uruguay, World Cup

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A World Cup Abstract: Uruguay 2, Portugal 1

by Yu Miyagawa

Jun 30, 2018 9:57 PM

Fernando Santos predicted that with both sides so close in ability and tactics, Ronaldo would make the difference for Portugal to go through. Edinson Cavani ended up being the difference. Read more »

Tags: Portugal, Uruguay, IQ, World Cup

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The Defining Matches Of The 2018 World Cup Group Stage

by Yu Miyagawa

The struggles of the traditional soccer powers gave an opportunity for bubbling sides like Belgium and Croatia to stamp their mark in Russia. Read more »
Can Oscar Tabarez & Uruguay Make Another Semifinals In Russia?

by Yu Miyagawa

The familial bond that runs through the national side is their defining feature. Uruguay's stability begins at the top, with manager Oscar Tabarez in his 12th season as national team manager. Read more »
Edinson Cavani Finally Receives His Starring Role

by Yu Miyagawa

Sure, Edinson Cavani miss chances, and those misses will get magnified on social media leading to an even deeper divide on opinions reflecting his quality. He is defined by dichotomy, both of skill and of opinion. Read more »
Absolute Harmony, Team Spirit And Progressing Through CONMEBOL

by Yu Miyagawa

The CONMEBOL table reflects a larger changing of the guard at play in analyzing the rise of Colombia and Peru, and the struggles of Argentina and Chile. Read more »
Tchau To All That

by Christopher Reina

The individual brilliance of the early matches was eventually neutralized by countries with better all-around squads and this was a World Cup that became reasonably predictable once we escaped the group stage. But every single minute was thrilling and worth it. Read more »
Messi, Suarez & Costa Rica: An Ode To The 2014 World Cup Group Stages

by Yu Miyagawa

The deluge of goals from Messi, Neymar, Müller, Robben and Van Persie, impressive play from Costa Rica and Colombia, and the bite seen round the world all overshadowed the changing of the era. Read more »
Group D: Rock, Paper, Scissors

by Christopher Reina

Italy, Uruguay and England is as true of a three-team race as we can ever expect from a group. None of the three squads have enough depth of quality to sustain a run all the way to the Maracană even though they could surely beat any team in the world. Read more »
The 2014 World Cup: A Tournament Of Transition

by Yu Miyagawa

The best attacker in this 2014 World Cup will be a country’s press. Of course, games are won by brilliant moments from individual players. Genius does still exist. But the modern game is less Steve Jobs than it is Wikipedia. Read more »

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