Uruguay national football team

The Uruguay national football team represents Uruguay in international football, is controlled by the Uruguayan Football Association, the governing body for football in Uruguay. The current head coach is Óscar Tabárez; the Uruguayan team is referred to as La Celeste. They have won the Copa América 15 times, the most successful national team in the tournament, the most recent title being the 2011 edition; the team has won the FIFA World Cup twice, including the first World Cup in 1930 as hosts, defeating Argentina 4–2 in the final. They won their second title in 1950, upsetting host Brazil 2–1 in the final match, which received an attendance higher than any football match ever, they have won Gold medals at the Olympic football tournament twice, in 1924 and 1928, before the creation of the World Cup. Uruguay won the 1980 Mundialito, a tournament among former World Cup champions. In total, Uruguay have won 20 official titles, a world record for the most international titles held by any country, their success is amplified by the fact that the nation has a small population of around 3.4 million inhabitants.

Uruguay is by far the smallest country in the world to have won a World Cup in terms of population, 1.75 million inhabitants in 1930. The second-smallest country, by population, to have won the World Cup is Argentina with a population of nearly 28 million people in 1978. Uruguay is the smallest country to win any World Cup medals. Prior to 1916, Uruguay played more than 30 matches; the inaugural Copa America provided Uruguay with more varied opposition. Victories over Chile and Brazil, along with a tie against Argentina, enabled Uruguay to win the tournament; the following year Uruguay hosted the competition, retained the title by winning every game. The 1919 Copa América saw Uruguay's first defeat in the tournament, a 1–0 defeat in a playoff with Brazil which went to two periods of extra time, the longest Copa América match in history. In 1924, the Uruguay team traveled to Paris to become the first South American team to compete in the Olympic Games. In contrast to the physical style of the European teams of the era, Uruguay played a style based around short passes, won every game, defeating Switzerland 3–0 in the gold medal match.

In the 1928 Summer Olympics, Uruguay went to Amsterdam to defend their title, again winning the gold medal after defeating Argentina 2–1 in the replay of the final. FIFA assumed the responsibility of the organization of the Football Games to be played by FIFA rules and the tournaments would be recognized as World Championships, it only happened twice until the creation of its own FIFA World Championship, the FIFA World Cup, in 1930. Following the double Olympic triumph, Uruguay was chosen as the host nation for the first World Cup, held in 1930, the centenary of Uruguay's first constitution. During the World Cup, Uruguay won all its matches, converted a 1–2 half-time deficit to a 4–2 victory against Argentina at the Estadio Centenario. Due to the refusal of some European teams to participate in the first World Cup, the Uruguayan Football Association urged other countries to reciprocate by boycotting the 1934 World Cup played in Italy. For the 1938 World Cup, France was chosen as host, contrary to a previous agreement to alternate the championships between South America and Europe, so Uruguay again refused to participate.

Uruguay again won the World Cup in 1950, beating hosts Brazil in one of the biggest upsets in World Cup history. The decisive match was at the Maracanã Stadium in Brazil. Uruguay came from behind to beat the host nation in a match which would become known as the Maracanazo. Many Brazilians had to be treated for shock after the event, such was the surprise of Uruguay's victory. After their fourth-place finish in the 1954 World Cup, the team had mixed performances and after the fourth-place finish in 1970, their dominance and performance dropped, they were no longer a world football power and failed to qualify for the World Cup on five occasions in the last nine competitions. They at one time ranked 76th in the FIFA World Rankings. In 2010, however, a new generation of footballers, led by Luis Suárez, Diego Forlán and Edinson Cavani, formed a team considered to be Uruguay's best in the last four decades, catching international attention after finishing fourth in the 2010 World Cup. Uruguay opened the tournament with a goalless draw against France, followed by defeats of South Africa in and Mexico finishing at the top of their group with seven points.

In the second round, they played South Korea, defeating them 2–1 with star striker Luis Suárez scoring a brace and earning Uruguay a spot in the quarter-finals for the first time since 1970. Against Ghana, the match finished 1–1, forcing the game into extra-time. Both sides had their chances at extra time but Suárez blocked the ball with his hand in the penalty area, earning Suárez a red card and earning Uruguay universal scorn. Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan missed the subsequent penalty, forcing the game to go into penalties where Uruguay would win 4–2, sending them into the last four, they played the Netherlands in the semifinals but were beaten 3–2. For the third-place match, they played Germany, again losing 3–2; this placed Uruguay in fourth place for the tournament, their best result in


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USS Yosemite (AD-19)

USS Yosemite was a destroyer tender which served with the United States Navy during World War II through to the 1990s. The fourth U. S. Navy ship to bear the name, Yosemite was laid down on 19 January 1942 by the Tampa Shipbuilding Company at Tampa, Florida. Towner in command. Between late March and mid-June 1944, the destroyer tender was fitted out at Tampa. On 21 June, she got underway for the Virginia Capes, steamed via Key West, arrived at Hampton Roads on the 26th. For the next 10 days, the destroyer tender conducted shakedown training in Chesapeake Bay and put into Norfolk for additional outfitting and some modifications to her below-deck spaces. Early in August, she made a voyage to New York, to load torpedoes. On the 6th, she headed south to Guantanamo Bay and thence proceeded to the Panama Canal Zone, transited the Panama Canal, arrived at Balboa on the 13th. From there, the ship arrived in Pearl Harbor on 29 August; as soon as she moored, Yosemite went to work. For the next six months, the ship's company made repairs on over 200 ships.

She remained at Oahu until February 1945. On the 15th, she set a course for Eniwetok Atoll in the Caroline Islands, she arrived there on the 22d but remained for only five days before moving farther westward to the forward base at Ulithi Atoll. She entered the Ulithi anchorage on 3 March, her crew set again to work repairing the veteran ships of the war in the Pacific. On 25 May, Yosemite departed Ulithi in a convoy bound for Leyte Gulf in the Philippines, she arrived in San Pedro Bay on the 28th and resumed her work supporting the Fleet in its march toward Japan. She remained at Leyte through the end of the war but, soon thereafter, got underway for Japan; the destroyer tender arrived in Sasebo on 22 September and began tending ships assigned to the occupation forces in the Far East. That assignment lasted until March 1946. On the 15th, she stood out of Yokosuka on her way home. Yosemite arrived in New York on the 22nd. Soon after her arrival back in the United States, Yosemite became the flagship for the Commander, United States Atlantic Fleet.

Except for several brief interruptions for shipyard overhauls, she served in that capacity from 17 June 1946 until the spring of 1962. During that 16-year period, she spent most of her time in port at Newport, Rhode Island, though on occasion she did make voyages to the West Indies. In addition, near the end of that stretch of time, the destroyer tender made two overseas deployments. In June 1958, she voyaged to northern Europe for the purpose of tending ships engaged in an exercise in the North Atlantic. On 17 March 1959, she again departed Newport for a brief tour of duty tending the ships of the United States Sixth Fleet, she concluded that assignment when she returned to Newport on 24 July and resumed duty as tender to the Atlantic Fleet destroyers and as flagship for their type commander. On 1 April 1962, Yosemite's role changed somewhat when the Atlantic Fleet cruisers and destroyers were brought together into a single type command. At that time, she became flagship for Cruiser-Destroyer Force, Atlantic Fleet.

Late that fall, during the Cuban Missile Crisis and the American quarantine of the island, Yosemite departed Newport for a time and headed south via Norfolk to Kingston, where she tended the ships engaged in that operation. In December, she resumed her normal schedule. Over the next six years, the destroyer tender remained at Newport except for occasional overhauls and for short voyages to the West Indies early each year to tend Atlantic Fleet ships participating in the annual "Springboard" exercise. In 1969, the complexion of her operations changed somewhat. In April, she resumed overseas deployments after a hiatus of 10 years, she arrived in Naples, Italy on the 19th. During that tour of duty in the Mediterranean, she served as flagship for the Commander, Service Force, 6th Fleet; the repair ship USS Grand Canyon relieved her of tender duties on 14 August, the Service Force commander shifted his flag to the oiler USS Mississinewa, Yosemite sailed for the United States on the 15th. On the voyage home, she took on board a badly burned West German seaman from SS Sinclair Venezuela and transported him to the naval hospital at Newport.

On 24 October, Yosemite's home port was changed from Newport, Rhode Island, to Naval Station Mayport, Florida. The ship began tending ships. Yosemite was based at Mayport, serving as flagship for various units of the Cruiser-Destroyer Force, Atlantic Fleet—notably Cruiser-Destroyer Flotilla 2 and Cruiser Destroyer Group 12, she made two additional deployments to the Mediterranean, one from July to December 1974 and the second from September 1977 to March 1978. She resumed tender duties at Mayport on 12 March 1978, continuing to engage in those duties through the 1980s, her final deployment was to the Persian Gulf as part of the ongoing Operation Desert Shield campaign, departing Mayport in October, 1991, with stops in Bahrain and the U. A. E. Returning in March, 1992, she was decommissioned in 1994. Yosemite was decommissioned and stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 27 January 1994, from December 1999, was at the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility at Portsmouth, awaiting sale to a foreign government.

During drydocking of the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise in 2002, Enterprise crew members from the reactor department removed berthing and