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After the Uruguayan team reached the semifinals at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, the luck of the “Charrúas” has not been the best. After overcoming the two previous group stages, Uruguay says goodbye to the Qatar 2022 World Cup without passing the first round. The path of the South American team ended soon and also that of a golden generation.
Portugal and South Korea they were left with the classification to the round of 16 of the World Cup in Qatar 2022. The team led by Diego Alonso leaves the tournament with a defeat, a draw and a victory. What is most striking, however, is the necessary renovation that the historic South American team needs.
Some players who “burned their last cartridges” were part of the historic fourth place in South Africa 2010, they won the 2011 Copa América and participated in the 2013 Confederations Cup.
Great battles have been carried out by players of the stature of Edinson Cavani, Diego Godin, Luis Suárez, Martín Cáceres among other players “Charrúas”. Historically, Uruguayan players have been active for a long time, But in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the end seems to have come for many of these stars from the past.
Qatar 2022, the last World Cup for a golden generation
Edinson Cavani, 35 years old (138 games played with Uruguay).
Luis Suárez, 35 years old (136 games played with Uruguay).
Martín Cáceres, 35 years old (116 games played with Uruguay).
Sebastián Coates, 32 years old (48 games played with Uruguay).
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