Uruguayan press hails national team

08:30, June 24, 2010      

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The Uruguayan press hailed on Wednesday that the national soccer team got its ticket for the second round of the World Cup of South Africa 2010, after defeating Mexico 1-0 and wining the first place of the Group A.

The local daily "El Observador" headlines "Step of giant" and added the team coached by Oscar Tabarez "creates illusions with its soccer proposal, of tactic order and balance in its game."

After an "opaque" beginning in the series when tying nil with France, Uruguay "went consolidating itself" when wining 3-0 over South Africa and on Tuesday "it sealed its ticket" by winning over Mexico, El Observador said.

The daily "El Pais" headlines "history, Uruguay unbeatable and first (place)," adding that "56 years passed" to get a team showing "a solid and solidary performance."

The daily "La Republica" said in its first page that Uruguay "played as never and won as never."

"Unbeatable, without goals against it, Uruguay has surprised most of the world," La Republica added.

The daily "Ultimas Noticas" said Uruguay's ticket of the next round was "outstanding" and the team continues "being the sensation in South African lands."

Uruguay will face South Korea on Saturday to get its ticket to the quarterfinals.

Uruguay won the World Cups of 1930 and 1950.


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