Ecuador dropped the number 11 shirt in honour of Christian Benitez who died last July but FIFA regulations mean they must reinstate it for the World Cup.
The 1-1 draw with Austria suggested that the World Cup may be a bridge too far for Oscar Tabarez's ageing Uruguay stalwarts.
Round-up: Cristiano Ronaldo helped Portugal to a 5-1 friendly win and become his nation's all-time leading scorer.
Alvaro Pereira scrambled a second-half goal to give World Cup finalists Uruguay a scrappy 1-1 draw away to Austria.
Austria 1 Uruguay 1 - international friendly result on Wednesday.
Uruguay coach Oscar Washington Tabarez has given a big hint about the make up of his World Cup squad with the 23 players he has picked for next month's friendly
Alvaro Pereira has expressed his enthusiasm at joining Sao Paulo from Inter on an initial 18-month loan.
Internazionale passed up the chance to move into Serie A’s top-three after succumbing to a 1-1 draw at struggling Bologna.
Uruguay all but sealed their spot at next year’s World Cup in Brazil with a resounding 5-0 victory over Jordan.
Uruguay goalkeeper Fernando Muslera will miss the first leg of their intercontinental World Cup playoff against Jordan next week due to injury.
Martin Caceres has been recalled to the Uruguay squad for their intercontinental World Cup play-off against Jordan.
Roma’s perfect start to the season continued after a first half demolition of Inter gave Rudi Garcia’s side a 3-0 victory in the San Siro.
A dozen Uruguay players, including striker Edinson Cavani, are on the verge of suspension with one yellow card to their names going into their final World Cup q
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