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Name Oscar Tabarez
Gender Male
Ethnic Uruguayan
Job Uruguay Head Coach
Desc Known as El Maestro - the teacher - the native of Montevideo has been doing great work with Uruguay for over a decade. After reaching an unlikely semi-final in 2010, they went on to win the Copa America in 2011 and qualify ahead of England and Italy out of the group in the 2014 World Cup.


Org Uruguay National Team
Club as Player xxxx

2016 09 14 Retrieve

[Quotes on Luis Suarez and The FIFA Ban] We know the mistakes he’s made, but there’s another side to this person. The severity was excessive. Many times you forget that the scapegoat is a person, who has rights

2016 09 15 Retrieve

[Quotes on Luis Suarez] He (Suarez) is a great forward, an elite player among forwards in the world

2016 10 08 Retrieve

[Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez following their win over Venezuela in Russia 2018 qualifying] He who believes that by winning these games we have become a super team is dreaming, is delusional

2020 01 15 Retrieve

[On Goncalves’ advice, Uruguay Under-15 coach Alejandro Garay called him up at the end of 2012, and Valverde went on to represent the Celeste at every age group until Oscar Tabarez gave the youngster his senior bow in 2017, less than a month after his 19th birthday] I have known Valverde since he came to the [Celeste youth academy] Complex when he was 13. I have followed all his progress. He was a very different footballer to what he is now. He was tiny, skinny. And he was different in terms of his personality: he was extremely shy. But the youth trainers at his club and in the national team could see that he had things normal players do not have, above all a vision of the game which was surprising at such a young age. I was not 100 per cent sure he would turn out as good as he has, because I knew I was putting a lot of pressure on him […] but I think he has taken a big step and I have the satisfaction of his contribution to our win and that he answered me. He made sure I was not wrong