Uruguay

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Preview

One of the traditional powerhouses of South American football, Uruguay were hoping to prove their worth on the global stage this time around. They had been crowned Copa America champions both in 1983 and 1987, and in the latest edition, held in summer 1989 in Brazil, they had only been denied by the hosts, finishing 2nd in the tournament. Head coach Óscar Tábarez (1988– ) was no doubt leading one of the most talented sides on the continent, but would need to improve on the performance showed by the nation in the 1986 World Cup, where they had failed to live up to expectations and instead become subject to much criticism on the grounds of unsportmanlike conduct. There were clear signs of improvement in the latter respect, and led on by new captain Enzo Francescoli there was also hope that they could revive the nation’s pride in a World Cup once again. Read more . . .

Qualification campaign

Qualifier 1: Peru 0-2 Uruguay
27.08.1989: 
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Qualifier 2: Bolivia 2-1 Uruguay
03.09.1989: 
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Qualifier 3: Uruguay 2-0 Bolivia
17.09.1989: 
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Qualifier 4: Uruguay 2-0 Peru
24.09.1989: 
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Conclusion

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Final position: 1 (out of 3 – qualified)
Total record: 4 3 0 1 7-2 6
Home record: 2 2 0 0 4-0 4
Away record: 2 1 0 1 3-2 2

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Post-qualification

Marlboro Cup 
02.02.1990: Uruguay 2-0 Colombia (neutral ground in Miami, USA)
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Marlboro Cup
04.02.1990: Uruguay 2-0 Costa Rica (neutral ground in Miami, USA)
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Friendly
20.03.1990: Mexico 2-1 Uruguay (neutral ground in Los Angeles, USA)
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Friendly
25.04.1990: West Germany 3-3 Uruguay
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Friendly
18.05.1990: Northern Ireland 1-0 Uruguay
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Friendly
22.05.1990: England 1-2 Uruguay
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