An attacking midfielder made history with São Paulo in the 1970s and held a record for all-country appearances, until Suárez, Godín, Cáceres and Cavani all equaled
The 0-0 between Uruguay And South Korea this Thursday had a special flavor for four players of the Uruguayan national team. When you step onto the turf of Education City stadium, Suarez🇧🇷 Godin🇧🇷 Caceres And Cavani reached the milestone of four world cups with Celeste’s shirt matching the former player’s feat Pedro Rock🇧🇷
The World Cup in Qatar also marks the end of a generation with international shooting as the quartet concludes their trajectory for the national team following appearances at the World Cup in South Africa in 2010, Brazil in 2014, Russia in 2018 and the current edition.
Pedro Rocha, considered one of the greatest players in Uruguay’s history, and idol of São Paulo in the ’70s, also boasts four World Cups for the South American country in his curriculum.
He was present at the 1962 World Cup, in Chile, in 1966, in England, in 1970, in Mexico and, finally, at the 1974 World Cup, in Germany. In the edition in which Brazil won the World Cup three times, Uruguay crossed paths with Zagallo’s team in the semifinals, but ended up being eliminated with a 3-1 defeat.
After Thursday’s 0-0 draw, Uruguay are back on the field following their first World Cup victory in Qatar next Monday. The second round opponent from Group H will be the selection of Portugal🇧🇷