TIL that Uruguay is considered to have won the world cup 4 times and is therefore allowed to have 4 stars on their FIFA world cup jersey

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_stars_above_Uruguay%27s_football_crest?wprov=sfla1

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  1. From the article:

    The four stars above Uruguay’s football crest represent the four senior FIFA recognized world titles won by the Uruguayan national football team in 1924, 1928, 1930 and 1950.[1] The Olympic football tournaments of Paris 1924 and Amsterdam 1928 have been recognized by global football associations from the outset as professional world championships, and subsequently equivalents to the FIFA World Cup

    So its more accurrate to say 2 FIFA World Cups and 2 Olympic World Tournaments, which are the equivalent of a FIFA World Cup.

    It may be more about semantics to some but it just sounds better in my head than saying “considered to have won 4 World Cups”.

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