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You could be forgiven for asking who Oscar Tabarez is.
His whole career could be summarised as unassuming. He was an undistinguished defender, born in Montevideo, Uruguay, who played for nobody you would have heard of before entering management with his last club Bella Vista.
He then managed a string of lesser clubs before becoming Uruguayan national coach in 1988. He led them to the last 16 of the 1990 World Cup before losing to the hosts, Italy.
That was enough to bring him to the attention of top Argentinian club Boca Juniors, who he took to the league title in 1992.
It's extraordinary how someone undistinguished and relatively unknown can suddenly emerge, in Oscar's case, at the age of almost 60.
After drifting into relative oblivion for many years, including a second spell at Boca, he left football management for four years until he was picked up by the Uruguayan team once again in 2006.
Uruguay had failed to qualify for three of the previous four World Cups.
Whoever appointed him was a genius. He took his national side to the semi-finals of the 2010 World Cup, for the first time in 40 years, conceding only five goals in six matches before losing to Germany 3-2.
He followed this up with a 15th win in the 2011 Copa America which was the most by any side.
Uruguay now stand fourth in the FIFA rankings. It is their highest ranking ever.
They say that great wines age with time. Oscar Tabarez was a long time coming, but at 64 he is certainly enjoying success at the highest level in his beloved home country.