Uruguay and FIFA are at loggerheads after the sport’s governing physique stated the South Americans needed to lose two of their 4 stars amid a dispute over Olympic and World Cup triumphs
FIFA have instructed Uruguay to take away two stars from their kit regardless of the South American nation insisting they’ve secured 4 world triumphs.
Puma are manufacturing Uruguay’s newest kit however they made the nation’s FA conscious of FIFA’s intention to dam the most recent design.
The South Americans have proudly worn a kit that features a badge with 4 stars – regardless of solely successful two World Cups.
Uruguay gained the primary World Cup again in 1930 and then gained it once more 20 years later.
However the Uruguayan FA have taken a significant situation with FIFA’s newest transfer.
They imagine that their success in the Olympic Games in 1924 and 1928 must be recognised as world titles.
Uruguayan FA vice-president Gaston Tealdi has launched an announcement clarifying their position and arguing that they keep 4 stars.
He stated: “Fifa has always recognised, even publicly, that Uruguay has four World Cups because in 1924 and 1928 it was organised by Fifa and it’s in 1930 when they decided to do the championships independently.
“It’s a possibility to regularise the scenario and if this has to offer rise to an specific acknowledgement, it’s welcomed.”
Uruguay are now preparing documents to send to FIFA as they seek to resolve the issue.
They will reportedly meet with the sport’s governing physique through Zoom on Friday as they offer their proof.
Uruguay hosted and gained the primary ever World Cup, beating Argentina 4-2 in Montevideo. They additionally beat Brazil on the Maracana.
To go alongside these triumphs the South Americans additionally beat Switzerland 3-0 in the gold medal match again on the Olympics in 1924.
They retained their title 4 years later, successful a replay towards Argentina 2-1 in Amsterdam.
Uruguayan historian Atilio Garrido has defended the 4 stars insisting FIFA have by no means beforehand taken situation with it.
He stated: “There is little question, the paperwork are there. FIFA by no means argued them, and there are 30 years of jurisprudence in this regard”
Uruguay have remained competitive at the World Cup in recent years, making the last eight in Russia three years ago.
They also made the semi-finals back in 2010 before they were beaten by Holland.
Uruguay last ruled their own continent back in 2011 when they beat Paraguay 3-0 to claim Copa America success.