Uruguay are one of few nations who can say they have won the FIFA World Cup tournament at least once. As a matter of fact, they have won it two times starting with the first edition on home soil in 1930. The second win arrived twenty years later and it remains the sweeter of the two wins after they won against all odds at the expense of hosts Brazil who were also favourites.
The final game of the long Oscar Tabarez managerial era was the disappointing 3-0 loss to hosts Bolivia which has left Uruguay with a lot to do if they want to be one of the 32 teams in Qatar next year. They have 16 points from their 14 games in the World Cup 2022 qualifying campaign as far as the South American region is concerned. The saving grace for the Uruguayans is that they are one point adrift of Colombia in fourth place as well as Peru in fifth place. Uruguay are down to seventh on the South American standings after the defeat to Bolivia.
Uruguay will qualify if they win all their remaining four World Cup 2022 qualifiers against Paraguay (away), Peru (home), Venezuela (home) and Chile (away). It would be a tough ask for a team with four wins from their previous World Cup 2022 qualifiers.