Uruguay were the world's first footballing superpower. Olympic triumphs in 1924 and 1928 were followed by victory in the first-ever World Cup.
In 1950, that win was repeated in none other than the mythical Maracana stadium.
That World Cup victory is a taboo subject around the Celeste; perhaps more relevant is the tiny nation's resurgence, following years of underachievement, to reach the semi-finals in 2010 and take the following year's Copa America.
Coach Oscar Tabarez has kept faith in the bulk of the squad that reached the last four in South Africa, boosted by a handful of young talents. That squad familiarity and spirit will be their best weapon if they wish to repeat the miracle of 1950 and once more break Brazilian hearts.
Here's Bleacher Report's guide to Uruguay's 2014 World Cup squad.