Uruguayai??i??s recent friendlies have shown that there is hope for this tiny nation even after star players such as Diego Forlan & Diego Lugano finally call it a day. It is a great source of amazement to many that a country the size of Uruguay with a little over 3 million people manages to often punch above its weight in competitions such as the World Cup & the Copa America. They have won the former two times which is the same number that the much more fancied Argentines have won & as far as the Copa America is concerned, La Celeste are out on their own with 15 titles to their name. The majority of their success though came in the first half of the 20th century & since then they have developed a habit of hitting occasional peaks followed by long periods of disappointing performances. This point brings us to the present & a very important period for La […]