| On Updated : Jun 5, 2018 5:03 PM IST

FIFA World Cup 2018: Statistical Analysis Of Uruguay

Uruguay is one of the most successful countries of the FIFA World Cup history. The team possesses excellent attacking threat of world-class strikers.

World Cup History:

The South American nation has won two World Cups in 1930 and 1950. Qualifying for the 2018 edition by finishing second in CONMEBOL, Uruguay finished ahead of Argentina.

The country has performed exceptionally well at the World Cup and one or two of their stars always turns it up at the biggest stage.

With the likes of Luis Suarez, Edinson Cavani and Christian Stuani, the team boasts of firepower that can penetrate any defence.

Uruguay is clubbed in Group A with Egypt, Russia and Saudi Arabia.

Full Squad:

Goalkeepers: Martin Campana (Independiente), Fernando Muslera (Galatasaray), Martin Silva (Vasco da Gama)

Defenders: Martin Caceres (Lazio), Sebastian Coates (Sporting CP), Jose Maria Gimenez (Atletico Madrid), Diego Godin (Atletico Madrid), Maximiliano Pereira (Porto), Gaston Silva (Independiente), Guillermo Varela (Penarol)

Midfielders: Giorgian De Arrascaeta (Cruzeiro), Rodrigo Bentancur (Juventus), Diego Laxalt (Genoa), Nahitan Nandez (Boca Juniors), Cristian Rodriguez (Penarol), Carlos Sanchez (Monterrey), Lucas Torreira (Sampdoria), Matias Vecino (Inter), Jonathan Urretaviscaya (Monterrey)

Forwards: Edinson Cavani (Paris St-Germain), Maximiliano Gomez (Celta Vigo), Luis Suarez (Barcelona), Cristhian Stuani (Girona)

Uruguay National Football Team Squad. Photo Courtesy: Articlebio

Probable Playing XI:

Muslera, Carela, Gimenez, Godin (C), Caceres, De Arrascaeta, Vecino, Bentacur, Cristian Rodriguez, Luis Suarez, Edinson Cavani

Key Players:

Luis Suarez, Edinson Cavani, Diego Godin

Interesting Tidbit:

Former Uruguay captain Diego Forlan won the Golden Ball in FIFA World Cup 2010 after his pushing his team to a fourth-place finish.

Diego Forlan was the captain of Uruguay at 2010 WC. Photo Courtesy: India Today

Probability of winning the World Cup:

Bet 365: 28/1

Skybet: 25/1

Betfair: 25/1