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The deadliest 1-2 punch in football

Uruguay are perennial dark horses. Seemingly every World Cup they are the hipsters choice (see also Croatia, Belgium), but there is nothing hipster about their strikeforce. Luis Suárez will reach 100 caps this summer, and he’ll have at least 50 goals to show for it. His teammate Edinson Cavani has 100 caps of his own, with 42 goals. Both are 31, and both have a club record which is head and shoulders above almost anyone else. Best of all, they’re not a two man team with one of the best defenders in the game, Diego Godín, marshalling at the back and young talents like Luca Torreira and Rodrigo Bentancur coming through the ranks.

Shirt wise, Uruguay have a great home shirt which is very pleasing on the eye. It’s best appreciated up close, with fine detailing including a great subliminal sun pattern across the chest. For the Uruguay away shirt, Puma have opted for a simple white design (as with all their countries this season). The dark horse tag is a hard one to shake off but La Celeste, gifted with an ‘easier’ group in Group A, have all the pieces in place to go deep into the World Cup.