Which is the most freightening word to say to a Uruguayan. The word would have to be “Penalty” aka “Penal”. Watching the game against Ecuador and knowing that the very last kick of the game is a Penalty for Uruguay which Mr Forlan is taking and if he scores we win the game 2-1 and are still alive. As the Uruguayan commentator says: “Me Quiero Matar” translation: “I want to kill myself”. Due to the agony as he awaits the penalty kick, knowing our history!!!! All these thoughts come to mind, the game against Australia, The Copa America, The Sub 20… The list goes on.
However somehow in some way Forlan scores just under the cross bar, even though when it left his boot I thought it was heading to the top part of the stands; it went in.
Uruguay won a dramatic game and now we have a classico of vintage proportions in the Relic Stadium Centenario. I say we let Argentina play with their ball for the first half and we play with our ball for the second half just like in 1930.
We might avoid the calculator alltogether but there are many scenarios.
Scenario 1: Uruguay beat Argentina, Chile beat Ecuador and Brasil beat Venezuela = 4th Uruguay, 5th Argentina
Scenario 2: Uruguay beat Argentina, Ecuador beat Chile and Brasil Draw Venezuela = 4th Uruguay, 5th Ecuador
Scenario 3: Uruguay beat Argentina, Chile draw Ecuador and Brasil Draw Venezuela = 4th Uruguay, 5th Argentina
Scenario 4: Uruguay draw Argentina, Chile draw Ecuador and Brasil Draw Venezuela = 4th Argentina, 5th Uruguay
Scenario 5: Uruguay draw Argentina, Chile beat Ecuador, Venezuela beat Brasil = 4th Argentina, 5th Uruguay
Scenario 6: Argentina beat Uruguay, Chile beat Ecuador and Brasil beat Venezuela = 4th Argentina, 5th Uruguay
Scenario 7: Argentina beat Uruguay, Ecuador beat Chile and Venezuela beat Brasil = 4th Argentina, 5th Ecuador
Scenario 8: Argentina beat Uruguay, Chile draw Ecuador, Venezuela beat Brasil = 4th Argentina and 5th ??? not sure as Uruguay, Ecuador and Venezuela end up on 24 points..What the?????? I need help on this one…
Since I’m exhausted I will stop at Scenario 8 as there are many more scenarios…
The Sub 20 lost against Brasil 3-1 and had a great tournament. It’s great to know there are young players still coming through. I’ve received a lot of negative comments about Uruguay from fellow South Americans which surprises me as there is no harm in supporting your own country and dreaming of winning a tournament like the Sub 20 or the Mundial itself. Somehow some fans seem to enjoy Uruguay losing more then they enjoy their own country winning. That’s the human mind I guess and to all those who left those comments on YouTube, try to focus on your own country and their performances first, before making comments against La Celeste.
Now we await the game against Argentina and we keep dreaming of Sud Africa 2010.
Some highlights Ecuador vs Uruguay: