Why does Uruguay have four stars on the shield if they have only won two World Cups?

Why does Uruguay have four stars on the shield if they have only won two World Cups?
Why does Uruguay have four stars on the shield if they have only won two World Cups?

You may surprise t-shirt Uruguay with four stars on its shield but it has an explanation that, however, raises some controversy among rival teams. Not many can match this mark. We are talking about one of the great teams in the history of football.

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The South American country sports a star for the World Cups of 1930, the first one that was disputed, and then for the one of 1950, where he won the championship with the maracanazo. However, the other two stars commemorate the 1924 and 1928 Olympic Games titles.

The FIFA organized the football discipline in those Olympic Games disputed in Paris Y Amsterdam respectively and Uruguay prevailed in both. Without a doubt, La Celeste dominated world soccer for a decade with absolute authority.

The museum of the FIFA in the Swiss city of Zurich confirms this fact and classifies it as a world championship: “By winning Olympic gold in 1924 and 1928, and the world Cup in 1930, Uruguay achieved a hat-trick of world titles”. However, the great football body in 2021 asked Uruguay to remove two stars from its shirt. The South American country appealed and defended its position and was able to maintain all four until today.

The article is in Spanish

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