Matias Aguirregaray was born in Porto Alegre, although he is also a Uruguayan courtesy to his father. He was a member of Uruguay's young national teams, competing in the Under-20 World Cup and the Olympic Games in 2012. He was called up to the senior team for the 2013 Confederations Cup and the 2014 World Cup qualifiers in Brazil. The midfielder has 12 caps for Uruguay so far.
He started his career at Brazilian club Santos before moving back to Uruguay in 2006. In 2009, he joined Montevideo-based Danubio where he played until 2011 when he moved to Spanish side Sevilla. After one season, he returned to Uruguay and signed with Nacional. In July 2015, Matias Aguirre agreed to join Chinese Super League side Guangzhou R&F on a three-year contract.
He is a dynamic player who likes to take players on and beat them man-to-man. His ability to dribble past opponents is rated as one of the best in world football.
His good passing range and eye for goal have also made him a popular choice among managers and fans alike. Matias Aguirre has won several titles at international level with Uruguay, including the 2011 South American Youth Championship. He is considered one of the best young talents in world football.
Currently, he plays for Nacional in Uruguay's Primera División.
Because Brazil was a widely favored squad at the time, the incident, also known as the Maracanazo, had a huge influence on the history of the sport. Uruguayan football players include Luis Suarez (FC Barcelona) and Diego Forlan.
Uruguay has competed in every FIFA World Cup with the exception of 1930 when they did not enter South America's first continental tournament. The team's best performance came in the 1950s when they became one of the most successful nations in the world. Known as the nuevo cárter, or new cartel, due to its powerful economy, Uruguay created many successful soccer players during this period. After several years without competing, Uruguay returned to world football in 1978 when they entered the now-defunct Copa América tournament. Since then, they have never left the competition.
Currently, Uruguay is one of the top 10 countries by population but has failed to qualify for any of the upcoming tournaments. The country's national team is popular in South America but lacks support elsewhere.
Javier Zanetti was born on the 10th of August, 1973. He is well-known as a soccer player. After Diego Maradona took over as coach of the Argentine national team in the mid-2000s, he played under him. Javier Zanetti is 47 years old. He currently plays for and is captain of Italian club Juventus.
Before joining River Plate in 1995, he played for Argentinos Juniors and Sarmiento de Junín. In 2004, he moved to Juventus and has since then been one of their most important players. He has won two Champions League titles with the club and was part of the team that finished as runners-up in the 2013 UEFA Europa League.
Zanetti is a central defender who usually plays in the middle of the defense. He is known for his aerial ability and has scored many goals from headers. He has also won several trophies with Juventus including two Serie A titles, one Coppa Italia and one Supercoppa Italiana.
He made his international debut for Argentina in 2001 and was part of the squad that won the South American Championship in 2002. The following year he helped the country win the FIFA World Cup in Japan and Korea. He also played in the Copa America in 2003 and 2009. Zanetti announced his retirement from international football after the 2014 World Cup but later changed his mind and continued playing.
Arevalo appeared in every game of both the 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups. He won the Copa America in Argentina in 2011. Oscar Tabarez named him as one of three over-age players for Uruguay's Olympic squad in London in 2012. He was named national team captain.
Arevalo played his first international match on June 8, 2008, when he came on as a substitute in a 1-0 friendly loss to Brazil at Montevideo's Estadio Centenario. He scored his first goal on August 5, 2008, in a 2-1 win over Venezuela at Caracas. Arevalo was part of the Uruguayan teams that reached the quarterfinals of the 2009 and 2013 Confederations Cups. In addition, he took part in two other World Cup tournaments with Uruguay: the 2002 tournament in Japan and Korea and the 2014 tournament in Brazil.
After retiring from playing football, Arevalo became assistant coach of Peñarol in January 2016. He is expected to take over as head coach after Álvaro Pérez was sacked.
Arevalo spent eight years at Boca Juniors, five seasons as a player and three as assistant coach. He joined Peñarol in January 2016 just as they were about to hire Guillermo Barros Schelotto as their new manager.
Luis Alberto Suarez Diaz (born January 24, 1987) is a Uruguayan professional footballer who plays as a striker for Spanish club Atletico Madrid and the Uruguay national team. He is known for his excellent goalscoring record and is regarded as one of the best strikers in world football.
Suarez was born in Montevideo to a family of Uruguayan descent from Spain. His father, Walter, was an amateur boxer who competed at the 1976 Montreal Olympics and his mother, Laura, worked as a secretary. The family lived in a small apartment on Carrera 12, near Parque del Lago, where they could only afford to buy dishes with their monthly income of $80. He has two siblings: a brother, Walter Jr., and a sister, Laura.
When he was nine years old, his parents moved to Spain so that his father could pursue a career in boxing. The family settled in La Moraleja, a town near Madrid, but after his father died when Luis was 15 years old, they had to return to Uruguay because there were no opportunities in Spain for a young person with no profession. After completing his school education, Suarez decided to try his luck in Europe by joining French club Marseille at the age of 17.
He is known for his excellent scoring rate and is regarded as one of the best strikers in world football.
Suarez began his career with Danubio before joining Liverpool in 2005. After failing to make an appearance for the first team, he moved to Ajax where he became a regular in the starting lineup and helped the club win the Eredivisie in 2010. In 2011, he was named UEFA Europa League's Breakthrough Player of the Year after scoring 15 goals in 35 matches across all competitions.
After winning the Golden Boot at the 2012 UEFA Champions League with 11 goals, he joined Barcelona for €80 million ($100 million). He made his debut on August 4, 2013 in a 2-1 victory over Osasuna and scored his first goal for the club three days later against RCD Mallorca. He ended up losing out on the Golden Boot to Cristiano Ronaldo but still managed to win the Pichichi Trophy that year. In 2014-15, he won the Balón de Oro award as the best player in Spain.
In 2015, he moved to Premier League side Suarez has also been linked with Arsenal and Chelsea previously.