Star Uruguayan forwards Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani face the ignominy of crashing out of the World Cup with a whimper but it is coach Diego Alonso who is taking the flak back home.
FIFA World Cup 2022, Uruguay vs Portugal Highlights: Bruno Fernandes scored a second-half brace as Portugal defeated Uruguay 2-0 in a Group H match to qualify for the Round of 16
Real Madrid midfielder Federico Valverde and Liverpool striker Darwin Nunez are two other star names in the squad.
For the last decade and a half, Uruguay's national football team has been led by a formidable attacking duo but now veterans Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani are heading into their final World Cup with retirement edging ever closer.
Premier League: Harry Maguire said a 16-day coronavirus break had done Manchester United no favours after they salvaged a 1-1 draw at strugglers Newcastle, leaving them seven points off the top four.
Manchester United announced on Monday they had appointed Ralf Rangnick as interim manager until the end of the season following the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Edinson Cavani scored his 52nd goal for Uruguay in a 2-0 Copa America victory over Bolivia, who became the first team eliminated from the competition.
Europa League 2020-21: Villareal beat Manchester United 11-10 on penalties in the final to win the title.
Edinson Cavani extended his Manchester United contract till 2022 on Monday.
Premier League: Manchester City, with three matches to play, are now 10 points clear of Manchester United, who have four games left.