The 1-1 draw with Austria suggested that the World Cup may be a bridge too far for Oscar Tabarez's ageing Uruguay stalwarts.
Alvaro Pereira scrambled a second-half goal to give World Cup finalists Uruguay a scrappy 1-1 draw away to Austria.
Uruguay coach Oscar Washington Tabarez has given a big hint about the make up of his World Cup squad with the 23 players he has picked for next month's friendly
Uruguay forwards Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani are the perfect age to shine at a World Cup, said coach Oscar Tabarez.
Brazil's leading clubs are enjoying bumper revenues but are failing to address crippling debts and cannot pay players on time.
Uruguay's Diego Forlan signed for J-League side Cerezo Osaka until the end of the year on Wednesday, the striker has said.
Hosts Brazil will get the ball rolling against Croatia, while holders Spain face 2010 runners-up Netherlands.
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Sergio Aguero has insisted he is happy at Manchester City while Gus Poyet could leave Sunderland.
Jordan are daring to dream of another shock against Uruguay in their World Cup play-off and a first appearance in the finals.
Uruguay goalkeeper Fernando Muslera will miss the first leg of their intercontinental World Cup playoff against Jordan next week due to injury.
Martin Caceres has been recalled to the Uruguay squad for their intercontinental World Cup play-off against Jordan.
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