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Uruguayan sport flags

Last modified: 2004-12-28 by francisco gregoric
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Asociación Uruguaya de Fútbol (Uruguayan Football Asociation)

[Flag of Uruguayan Football Asociation]
by Jose C. Alegria Diaz, 16 Mar 2003

The flag of the Uruguayan Football Asociation (Asociación Uruguaya de Fútbol AUF.) is clearly inspired by the nine white and blue stripes of the Pabellon Nacional (the Uruguayan National Flag), and by the red diagonal of the Artigas' Flag. The flag has the acronym of the asociation (A.U.DE F.) in white letters, inside the red diagonal.
Francisco Gregoric, 12 Jun 2004

Uruguayan football national team colors

«How come then that the Uruguayan football national team wears celeste jerseys?». After some research I found that in 1910, in Buenos Aires, just before a football match between the national teams of both countries [Uruguay and Argentina], it happened that both teams were about to wear white clothings. To avoid confusions, it was agreed that the Uruguayans would wear celeste, while the locals would keep their white shirts. Those were the distinctive colours of our respective national teams. The Uruguayan football teams (national team only), wear the celeste to this day. The Argentinians, instead, later changed their colour to a vertical striped shirt, alternating blue (darker than celeste) [thus inversely of their respective national flags].
Jorge Cajarville, 14 Jun 2000

The National Football Team of Uruguay is populary known as "La Celeste" for the color of their jerseys. The team was the Champion of the World Cups of 1930 and 1950.
Francisco Gregoric, 12 Jun 2004