Rewind to 1924

Uruguay's international rise

July 7, 2011
On July 7, 2010, Uruguayan fans were waking up having seen their side fall to Netherlands in the semi-finals of the World Cup in South Africa a day earlier. Now one of the favourites to pick up the Copa America, Oscar Tabarez's Uruguay are bringing back memories of their glory days, which began in 1924 and ran until their World Cup win of 1930 on home soil.

Back in the days before the World Cup, when the Olympic tournament was seen as the biggest competition in world football, a little ...

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