With two World Cup winners medals, Uruguay is by some margin the smallest nation (population-wise) to have lifted football's most treasured prize. With just three million citizens the Celeste have a small pool to choose from, but they make up for that disadvantage with the famous Charrua heart and spirit, which helps the nation fight until the death.
The competition returns to Brazil for the first time since Uruguay shocked the hosts and the football world by winning in the Maracana in 1950. Interest in the team is higher than ever thanks to that historical precedent, as well as their unexpected journey to the semi-finals four years ago before falling to the Netherlands.
But what can be expected of the Celeste in the FIFA World Cup? Here is a short guide to the Rioplatense nation looking to add a third World Cup crown to their collection.