The backline will be without the injured Diego Godin and

Uruguay urged Go Forward

KIMBERLEY, South canada goose coats on sale Africa (Reuters) When the Uruguayan squad left their hotel in Kimberley to head for the World cheap Canada Goose Cup quarter final with Ghana in Johannesburg, staff and guards at the gate Canada Goose Jackets bid them farewell singing

It is an old South African rail gang song that has been adopted by soccer and rugby fans and urges: Forward, Go Forward.

The gesture was all the more poignant as not only did Uruguay trounce hosts South Africa earlier in the tournament but they take on the sole surviving African side in Friday match.

Indeed, there has been an air of romance about Uruguay canada goose clearance whole South African adventure cheap canada goose uk led by former Canada Goose Parka schoolteacher Oscar Maestro Tabarez.

The glory days when they won the World Cup in 1930 and 1950 are distant memories. The small nation of uk canada goose outlet three million people canada goose black friday sale has long been overshadowed in sporting and other fields by Canada Goose Online its giant neighbors Brazil canada goose uk outlet and Argentina.

Now La Celeste have a chance of canada goose outlet reaching the last four for the first time in Canada Goose Coats On Sale 40 years while powers like Portugal, France, Italy and England have fallen by the wayside.

are following the canada goose factory sale instructions canada goose clearance sale of coach Tabarez and we are confident we can reach the semi finals and give joy to Canada Goose online our people, striker Diego Forlan said canada goose uk shop on the eve of departure from their Kimberley base camp.

Forlan, now 31, has been a key part in Uruguay success, scoring two goals and forming a good partnership with Luis Suarez, who has canada goose uk black friday netted three.

Uruguay can also count on a robust defense marshaled by Diego Lugano that has given away only one goal in four games. The backline will be without the injured Diego Godin and Tabarez has summoned Mauricio Victorino as his replacement.

The gritty warrior spirit that has served Uruguay well in the past was buy canada goose jacket exemplified by yet another Diego, this one Perez, known as Russian, uk canada goose who gashed his canadian goose jacket brow against South Korea but played on with a bandaged head and a bloodied shirt.

Perez was not getting carried away by the excitement and said Uruguay must still lift their game to beat the Canada Goose sale strong, swift Ghana in Soccer City.

really suffered (against the Koreans), canada goose coats we really had a lot of problems and it is imperative that we improve a lot if we are to qualify canada goose store for the semi Canada Goose Outlet finals, Perez said.

TRAINING LARKS Still, in training this week, the squad looked in high spirits, joking canada goose and joshing with each other.

Should Uruguay reach the semi final, they could face Brazil if their fellow South Americans buy canada goose jacket cheap beat the Netherlands.

That would inevitably lead to talk of 1950, when Uruguay beat a superconfident Brazil in Rio de Janeiro to win the World Cup a result that still hurts Brazilians old enough to remember it.

A small group of Kimberley residents waved farewell to the Uruguayans from across the road as the bus left the hotel on Wednesday evening for the airport, the players clutching flasks of traditional tea.