The Uruguayan girls’ team take part in the Danone Nations Cup
The Uruguayan girls’ football team joined the Danone Nations Cup in 2019. The apprentice footballers did well on the field and reached 5th place in the ranking, just shy of the semi-finals. More motivated than ever, the young Uruguayan girls want to prove themselves and demonstrate that they can be as successful as the boys’ team, in reaching the highest levels of the competition.
Uruguayans and women’s football
In Uruguay, women’s football has been played for decades, before the first Uruguayan women’s football championship was founded in 1997. The Uruguayans stood out during the South American cup and reached 3rd place. The Uruguayan’s U17s national team also demonstrated their skills and finished as World Cup runners up in 2012. Passionate about football, the Uruguayans travel in large numbers to support the national teams. The Uruguayan supporters, in the colours of their country, join at the stadiums to cheer for the Uruguayan teams.
Maximiliano Araujo, talented ambassador of Uruguay
Maximiliano Araujo is the ambassador of the Danone Nations Cup in Uruguay. When he started out, he also took part in the Danone Nations Cup to defend Uruguay’s colours in 2012. His inspiring career proves that the DNC can act as a springboard for young Uruguayans. Today he plays for the Wanderers team in the first division in Uruguay and played with the national team in the 2019 U20s World Cup.