Fifa order Uruguay to remove two stars from kit but South American nation argue they HAVE won four World Cups

FIFA have ordered Uruguay to remove two stars from their kit, insisting that they have only won a pair of World Cups rather than four.

But Uruguay's FA are insistent that they have won four world titles.


Kit manufacturers Puma made the Uruguayan FA aware of a Fifa's commission's intention of blocking the kit earlier this week.

They communicated that the commission felt that Luis Suarez and Co should only be wearing two stars, commemorating their World Cup triumphs of 1930 and 1950.

But the Uruguayan FA strongly refute this.

They believe that their Olympic Games victories in 1924 and 1928 should be recognised as world titles.

Uruguayan FA vice-president Gaston Tealdi came out with a strong statement criticising Fifa's position.

He said: "Fifa has always recognised, even publicly, that Uruguay has four World Cups because in 1924 and 1928 it was organised by Fifa and it's in 1930 when they decided to do the championships independently.

"It's an opportunity to regularise the situation and if this has to give rise to an express acknowledgement, it is welcomed."

Uruguay are now preparing documents to send to Fifa.

They beat Switzerland 3-0 in the gold medal match back in 1924.

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And they repeated the trick four years later, winning a replay against Argentina 2-1 in Amsterdam.

They beat the Argentines again two years later in the inaugural Fifa World Cup final in Montevideo.

Their most recent triumph came against Brazil in 1950 at the Maracana.

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