Uruguay set up European friendlies
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FIFA World Cup™ semi-finalists Uruguay will play Estonia and the Republic of Ireland on 25 and 29 March respectively, the Uruguayan football federation (AUF) announced on Tuesday.

Uruguay - who had their best world finals since 1970 last year eventually finishing fourth after losing 3-2 to Germany in the third place final - will play Estonia in Tallinn and then the Irish in Dublin four days later.

Uruguay will also have a rematch with the Germans in Sinsheim, Germany, on 29 May as they prepare for the Copa America, which runs from 1 to 24 July in Argentina.

The Uruguayans have won the Copa 14 times, their last title coming in 1995.