South American giant, Uruguay have moved two spots up the FIFA ranking released on the April 7th after an impressive team performance in the South American world Cup qualifying round of matches played during the international break.
Uruguay are among the many other South American teams that filled the top ten list released by FIFA. Argentina took the top spot by leapfrogging European star-studded squad, Belgium. South American teams in the top ten aside Argentina and Uruguay include Chile led by Gunners skipper, Alexis Sanchez; the Columbian squad aside World Cup hosts Brazil
Tottenham Hotspur is one of the clubs in the Premier League that has been enjoying a breakthrough season as they have consistently managed to stay in the top spots of the English League.
Mauricio Pochettino is being highly praised as one of the main figures behind this recent uprising of Tottenham Hotspur. The Argentinean coach is considered to be as a top manager and relatively young as well as Pochettino is only 44 years old which is fairly young for a coach.
Luis Suarez received a 9 match ban after biting Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini during the 2014 World Cup but the Uruguayan player has served his ban and he is now available to play with his national team for their upcoming matches.
This is huge news for the Uruguayan national football team as Luis Suarez is the main star of the national side and the next game of Uruguay is a crucial one as they will be facing off against Brazil in a World Cup qualifier.
Former Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcantara believes that worldwide striker Luis Suarez should have been on the FIFA Ballon d’Or award shortlist and it is a major travesty that he has not been included in the three man shortlist.
Newly crowned Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu recently assumed post for a second consecutive term.
Even though he came into the role midway through the term following the departure of Sandro Rosell, Bartomeu has established himself firmly in the minds of the Barcelona faithful. This largely could be down to the immense successes that the club had last season under the regime of Luis Enrique.Bartomeu was the one who took the punt on Enrique despite having seen the former Barcelona captain fail at previous coaching roles like at Roma.
Uruguay manager Oscar Tabarez claims that the dismissal of striker Edinson Cavani in the recent quarter-final match against Chile has left him with a bad taste in the mouth.
The Paris St Germain striker is seen as one of the important players in the team despite not having been a regular goal scorer like Luis Suarez. He was booked twice in the game against Chile and received the marching orders just into the second-half. Uruguay were level 0-0 with Chile at the time of his dismissal and they never really recovered to reach the semifinals.
Former Manchester United striker Diego Forlan is credited with rediscovering the passion within Uruguayan football after almost single-handedly guiding them to the semifinals of the 2010 World Cup.
Forlan was one of the best players in this tournament, but it also marked the start of his decline. The 35-year-old has no longer been able to compete with the younger names like Luis Suarez to be named in the squad. This was clearly evident from his absence in the latest squad announced by manager Oscar Tabarez for the friendly matches against Monaco and Guatemala.
Since the appointment of Oscar Tabarez as the head coach of Uruguay, the South American team has been enjoying going through fairly impressive campaign at the international stage.
During the 2010 World Cup, Uruguay managed to claim the top spot of their group which consisted of: South Africa, France, Mexico and Uruguay. The team of Oscar Tabarez reached the semi-finals of this competition after claiming victories over South Korea and Ghana before eventually being knocked out by Netherlands.
Former Liverpool defender Martin Kelly has confirmed that Luis Suarez was in tears after the final whistle against Crystal Palace.
This game ended in a 3-3 draw for the Reds and it effectively ended their title hopes.
Luis Suarez’s name is there in the Uruguay squad that has been selected by the boss Oscar Tabarez for the two forthcoming friendly games.
Suarez has not been seen in action in any competitive game for some time because of the ban which he had been handed for his misbehaving act in the World Cup.
He is close to finishing his ban period now as far as the club football is concerned, but, he still has to wait for some more time to feature in any competitive international fixture.