URUGUAY. By Eric Seychell. Uruguay`s flag. This Uruguay flag was adopted in 1830. The nine blue and white stripes represent the nine original provinces of Uruguay and the emblem is the sun of May. . Information about Uruguay. Capital city: Montevideo.
Uruguay`s flag This Uruguay flag was adopted in 1830. The nine blue and white stripes represent the nine original provinces of Uruguay and the emblem is the sun of May.
Information about Uruguay Capital city: Montevideo. Main Rivers: Uruguay and Nergo River. Languages spoken: Spanish, Latin American Spanish, Portuguese and Portunol, or Brazilero. Computers per 1,000 people: 91.2 Population for 2009: 3,494,382. President: Tabae Vazquez (was elected in 2005). Televisions per 1,000 people: 241. Radios per 1,000 people: 607.
History of Uruguay Uruguay was a country with a lot of indigenous people. Juan Diaz visited Uruguay in 1516, but the Portugeas were first to settle in. They founded the town of Colonia Del Sacramento in 1680. For most of Uruguay’s history it has been an independent country. Economic problems started in Uruguay`s 1950s. Foreign trade decreased, while social programs increased
Where Uruguay is on a map This is a map of Uruguay
World cup history of the 1930 FIFA world cup win The 1930 FIFA World Cup was the inaugural world championship for international football association teams – the FIFA WORLD Cup. It was played in Uruguay from 13th of July to 30thof July. Federationinternational football association (FIFA) selected Uruguay as host nation as the country would be celebrating the centenary of it`s independence, and the Uruguay national football team had successfully retained their football title at the 1928 Summer Olympics. All matches were played in the Uruguayan capital, Montevideo, the majority at the studio Centenario which was built for the tournament. Thirteen teams, seven from South America, four from Europe and two from North America entered the tournament. Few European teams chose to participate due to the duration and cost of travel. The teams were divided into four groups, with the winner of each group progressing to the semi-finals. The first two World Cup matches took place simultaneously, and were won by France and the USA, who defeated Mexico,4–1 and Belgium 3–0, respectively. Lucien Laurent of France scored the first goal in World Cup history. Argentina, Uruguay, the USA and Yugoslavia each won their respective groups to qualify for the semi-finals. In the final, hosts and pre-tournament favourites Uruguay defeated Argentina 4–2 in front of a crowd of 93,000 people, and became the first nation to win a World Cup.
World cup history of the 1950 FIFA world cup win The FIFA World Cup is an international association football competition contested by the men's national teams of the members of Federation Internationale Football Association(FIFA), the sport's global governing body. The championship has been awarded every four years since the first tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946 when it was not contested because of the Second World War. The current format of the tournament involves 32 teams competing for the title at venues within the host nation(s) over a period of about a month – this phase is often called the World Cup Finals. A qualification phase, which currently takes place over the preceding three years, is used to determine which teams qualify for the tournament together with the host nation(s). During the 18 tournaments that have been held, seven national teams have won the title. Brazil have won the World Cup a record five times, and they are the only team to have played in every tournament. Italy, the current champions, have won four titles, and Germany are next with three titles. The other former champions are Uruguay, winners of the inaugural tournament, and Argentina, with two titles each, and England and France, with one title each. The World Cup is the world's most widely viewed sporting event; an estimated 715.1 million people watched the final match of the 2006 World Cup held in Germany. The current World Cup is being held in South Africa, June 11-July 11, 2010, and the 2014 World Cup will be held in Brazil.
Pictures of the cups Uruguay have one
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