Four years ago Uruguay surprised everyone and made it to the World Cup semis. This year in Brazil, they are listed second, behind Italy, in betting odds to win their tough group.
They are playing in Group D, which is considered one of the more difficult, this summer along with Italy, England, and Costa Rica.
Uruguay is a top ten contender in the 2014 World Cup betting odds.
How Did Uruguay Qualify for the 2014 World Cup?
Uruguay finished fifth in the South American qualification round and that was without Brazil needing to qualify for this year’s World Cup. To qualify for the World Cup they had to play a half way around the world, intercontinental playoff tie with Jordan, which they easy won 5-0 on aggregate.
What are Uruguay Betting Odds in the 2014 World Cup?
- To Win The Tournament +2500
- To Reach the Final: +1000
- To Win Group D: +187
- To Qualify: -200
- Not To Qualify: +175
- To Finish Last In Group D: +1400
- To Be the Highest Scoring team in the Tournament: +2500
- To Be the Highest Scoring team in the Group: +140
Who are Uruguay opponents in the 2014 World Cup?
Uruguay is listed second favorite to win Group D with +187 odds, Italy is ranked tops (+175), third is England (+240), and last is Costa Rica with +6600.
What is Uruguay schedule For The 2014 World Cup?
The Uruguay squad opens the tournament against Costa Rica on June 14 with the South Americans favorite -250 to win the match, while the ‘Ticos’ are +1000.
Uruguay’s second match has them listed as favorites (+160) over England (+190) on the 2014 World Cup money line, on June 19.
Their last group stage match will be against Italy, where they are listed as underdogs for the only time in qualifying. Uruguay is a +229 betting dog against the Italian +150, on June 24.
What’s Uruguay Official Slogan For The 2014 World Cup?
“Three Million Dreams … Let’s Go Uruguay”
What’s Uruguay List of Players for the 2014 World Cup?
GOALKEEPERS : Fernando Muslera (Galatasaray), Martin Silva (Vasco Da Gama), Rodrigo Munoz (Libertad)
DEFENDERS: Diego Lugano (West Bromwich Albion), Diego Godin (Atletico Madrid), Jose Maria Gimenez (Atletico Madrid), Martin Caceres (Juventus), Maximiliano Pereira (Benfica), Jorge Fucile (Porto), Sebastian Coates (Nacional)
MIDFIELDERS: Egidio Arevalo Rios (Morelia), Walter Gargano (Parma), Diego Perez (Bologna), Sebastian Eguren (Palmeiras), Alvaro Gonzalez (Lazio), Alejandro Silva (Lanus), Alvaro Pereira (San Pablo), Cristian Rodriguez (Atletico Madrid), Gaston Ramirez (Southampton), Nicolas Lodeiro (Botafogo)
FORWARDS: Luis Suarez (Liverpool), Edinson Cavani (PSG), Diego Forlan (Cerezo Osaka), Cristian Stuani (Espanyol), Abel Hernandez (Palermo).
Who’s Uruguay Most Important Player in the 2014 World Cup?
Definitely Luis Suarez, who scored 31 goals in 33 games with Liverpool this past season; none of them coming from the penalty kick.
What are Uruguay Betting Trends For the 2014 World Cup?
- Uruguay is a two time World Cup Champion, but the last time they won it was in 1950.
- Uruguay has won 18 World Cup games, drew 12, and lost 17, has scored 72 goals and allowed 56, overall.
- Uruguay has played eight games overall against Costa Rica, won six and drew two. Four years ago these two countries met in the playoffs for the last spot to South Africa 2010, and Uruguay advanced by winning 1-0 at San Jose and tying 1-1 at Montevideo.
- Uruguay has one win, one loss, and one draw against England in official games; all but England’s victory were World Cup matches.
- Uruguay leads the series against Italy with three wins, four draws and two losses. They met a year ago at the Confederations Cup at Brazil with a 2-2 draw.
How far will Uruguay go?
While Uruguay has the second best odds to win their Group they will not advance to the round of 16. They will beat the unlucky Costa Rican squad but will have trouble advancing in a group with Italy and England.
The group draw was not a good one for Uruguay. In anyother group they would be the favorite to advance, but England and Italy are definately advanancing. The South American will lose matches against both squads.
Odds to Win 2014 FIFA World Cup:
- Brazil 3/1
- Argentina 9/2
- Germany 11/2
- Spain 13/2
- Belgium 14/1
- France 20/1
- Italy 22/1
- Uruguay 22/1
- Colombia 25/1
- Netherlands 25/1
- England 28/1
- Portugal 28/1
- Chile 40/1
- Russia 66/1
- Mexico 100/1
- Switzerland 100/1
- USA 100/1
- Ecuador 125/1
- Ivory Coast 125/1
- Croatia 150/1
- Japan 150/1
- Bosnia-Herzegovina 200/1
- Ghana 200/1
- Greece 200/1
- Nigeria 250/1
- South Korea 300/1
- Australia 500/1
- Cameroon 500/1
- Algeria 1000/1
- Costa Rica 1000/1
- Honduras 1500/1
- Iran 1500/1