Soccer fans all over the world are excited over the FIFA World Cup taking place this year in Brazil's cities and stadiums. The 2014 World Cup Match 23 Uruguay is one of the many matches set to take place in the tournament. In this match, Uruguay's national soccer team will play against the England national soccer team. This will be the twenty third match of the World Cup tournament. The match will take place at the Arena de Sao Paulo in Sao Paulo, Brazil. For fans of both teams, 2014 World Cup Match 23 Uruguay tickets are available to catch the match live.
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Nicknamed the Los Charruas, the Uruguay national soccer team is a member of the Asociacion Uruguaya de Futbol. It is part of the larger confederation, CONMEBOL, which covers teams from South America including FIFA World Cup host, Brazil. The team's head coach is Oscar Tabarez with Celso Otero as the assistant coach. Diego Lugano is the captain of the team, with Diego Forlan holding the record for the most caps at one hundred and eight. Similarly, Luis Suarez holds the record for the most goals scored, at thirty eight. The team's home stadium is the Estadio Centenario.
Uruguay is one of the best soccer teams in the world and is currently ranked fifth in the world by FIFA. It has been ranked as high as second by FIFA and first by the Elo rankings. The national team's first international match was played against the Argentinean national soccer team. Its biggest win in an international game has been against Bolivia's national soccer team, which it defeated by a resounding 9–0. Uruguay has played in twelve FIFA World Cups since 1930 and has amazingly won not one but two FIFA World Cups. It is set to face England in the upcoming 2014 World Cup Match 23 Uruguay game.
The two–time World Cup champion has also played in forty one Copa America tournaments and won an amazing fifteen Copa America championships. The Uruguayan national soccer team has also played in two Confederations Cup, placing fourth overall in both tournaments. In the Olympics, Uruguay has won gold in men's football twice; once at the Paris Olympics and then at the Amsterdam Olympics. The team is the reigning South American champion, after having won the Copa America in 2011. Their first win of the FIFA World Cup occurred when the team hosted the tournament and saw it defeat its rivals Argentina by 4–2 in the final game. Their second win saw them defeat Brazil 2-1 when the latter hosted the FIFA World Cup. This match is ranked as the highest attended football match of all time. The 2014 World Cup Match 23 Uruguay game is predicted to draw a similarly large crowd.
Uruguay is also the smallest country in the world to win the FIFA World Cup, not once but twice. In the Mundialito tournament, which featured World Cup champions, Uruguay won the title. But that is hardly it; the Uruguayan national soccer team also holds the world record for the largest number of international titles won in soccer. This surpasses any other country, including 2014 FIFA World Cup hosts Brazil and Spain, the current Number One team in the world. The country is also the smallest by population to have won an Olympic gold medal in any sport, when it won gold twice in men's soccer.
Uruguay's national soccer team will face the English national soccer team in a match many predict as being one of the most exciting in the tournament. It is watchable live, after buying 2014 World Cup Match 23 Uruguay tickets. This is, after all, a team that has won the FIFA World Cup twice, the Copa American fifteen times, the Olympics gold medal twice, the Pan American Games once and twenty nine other soccer titles and championships.