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Football

football uruguay 1930What other country has as much football history as Uruguay?

Academia Uruguay invites you to participate in various football-related activities.

In 1930 Uruguay hosted the first FIFA World Cup in which 13 countries participated. The matches were played mostly in the grand Centenario Stadium, a stadium built by the architect Juan Scasso with a capacity of 60,000 spectators located in the Parque Batlle neighbourhood.

football champion uruguayLet us take you to “El Centenario,” (as it is known colloquially) the most important stadium in Uruguay. El Centenario has been a Historical Monument of World Football since 1983 and it houses a fantastic Football Museum (as well as a police station and school) located at the foot of the Olympic Grandstand. Deepending on the timing of your visit, you may even be lucky and see a live football match there.

Group outings to the museum occur on average once a month, but if you would like to visit on your own it is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 5pm and admission is around US$5. Inside you can find banners, trophies and uniforms of the Uruguayan national teams of 1924 and 1928, the years that Uruguay won gold at the Olympic Games, as well as from the World-Cup-winning national teams of 1930 and 1950.

 
 
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