Uruguay stalwart Lugano hangs up the boots

Diego Lugano, who captained Uruguay to a memorable semi-final look on the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, has introduced his retirement to convey down the curtain on a glittering 19-year taking part in profession.

A stoic however athletic centre-back, Lugano loved a fruitful decade-long profession for La Celeste, which led to 2014.

Lugano debuted in the course of the unsuccessful qualifiers for the 2006 World Cup, earlier than showing on the world stage in 2010 as Uruguay completed fourth, and he additionally represented his nation 4 years later in Brazil.

Lugano earned 95 caps, profitable the Copa America in 2011, and that includes on the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013.

Now 37, Lugano has accepted on off-field function at Sao Paulo, the membership the place he concluded his taking part in profession.  

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