Uruguay, winners two FIFA World Cups, including the first ever World Cup in 1930 as host and second title in 1950, upsetting hosts Brazil 2-1 in the final match, had a poor World Cup by their standards. Uruguay, semifinalists last time, finished bottom in their Group D first round stage with the Neteherlands, Sweden and Bulgaria. They lost their first game with Netherlands 0-2, drew to Bulgaria 1-1 and lost again the last game against Sweden 3-0 to closed the team hope to make better success than the last tournaments.
Uruguay with a classic Adidas v-neck shirt, AUF Uruguay logo painted on the shirt, number 18 stamped in felt material.
Uruguay wore the light-blue home shirt with the black shorts and socks against Netherlands 15 June 1974 at Niedersachsen stadion, Hanover. The number 2 strip for Baudilio JAUREGUI.
1. Draw with BULGARIA 1-1 at Niedersachsenstadion, Hanover ( First round, Group D, 19 June 1974 )
Note: Uruguay wore the short-sleeve jersey with the white shorts and black socks.
2. Lost to SWEDEN 3-0 at Rheinstadion, Düsseldorf ( First round, Group D, 23 June 1974 )
Note: Uruguay wore long-sleeves jersey with the white shorts and the change white socks. The number 8 strip for Victor ESPARRAGO.