What Went Wrong for Uruguay at the Brazil 2014 World Cup?

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What Went Wrong for Uruguay at the Brazil 2014 World Cup?
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In spite of the country's tiny population, Uruguay has the right to be regarded as a footballing power, both historically and in recent times.

Their exit from the 2014 World Cup at the first knockout phase must be regarded as something of a disappointment, then, especially considering the fact they had already escaped from an extremely tough group.

Wins against England and Italy counted for little as Uruguay were bundled out by a superior Colombia side who defeated them 2-0 on Saturday.

So what went wrong for the side who made the semi-finals in 2010 and won the 2011 Copa America?

Here are four reasons the Uruguayans came up short in Brazil.

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