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Uruguay’s Victory Sparks Worldwide Celebration

27 June 2010 One Comment

Uruguay advances to World Cup quarter finals after beating South Korea 2-1

Although it was no easy win,  Uruguay pulled through with a  2-1 victory over South Korea yesterday and has finally advanced to the World Cup quarter finals after a 40 year absence. Uruguayans sure had a reason to celebrate, and celebrate is exactly what they did yesterday.

As can be imagined, virtually every plaza and street in Uruguay was filled with people dancing candombe, singing and proudly waving their flags. The celebrations extended far past national borders though. Considering that approximately 21% of Uruguayans live outside the country, there were plenty of yoruguas waving their blue and white flags in all corners of the globe.

To see photos of Uruguayans celebrating the big win all over the world, check out  the Selección Uruguaya de Fútbol Facebook page, where users have uploaded photos from their current places of residence. Also check out the video below of Uruguayans celebrating  in Toronto, Canada.

If all goes well, they will have a reason to keep celebrating on June 2nd, when Uruguay goes up against Ghana.

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  • charrua78 (author) said:

    vamos uruguay!

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