Everyone will remember Uruguay putting in some great performances at the last World Cup to eventually finish fourth. They are fancied much more strongly this time around and their front three of Diego Forlan, Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani is a match for almost anyone. Playing in South America will also be to their advantage so expect a bold show.
If you ignore the one sided playoff against Jordan Uruguay were not able to produce a positive goal difference from qualifying. They were very poor defensively and should be expected to leak goals at the finals. The opposition scored the last goal more often than Uruguay which is worth noting.