Uruguay was eliminated of the World-wide one from Germany 2006 when losing with Australia by penitentiaries. The celestial one gave everything to arrive at the World-wide one, fought the 120 minutes with great zeal, but it failed two penitentiaries and it said good bye to him to Germany. – A Google translation of El Observador

What a disappointment! The “celeste” deserved better luck … But a number of factors combined to decide our fate… We left home for an elimination a mediocre South American team, travelled to Sydney in tourist class and failed to score goals – there is no reason to complain. The Australians wanted revenge for the thrashing of 2001, and they gave their all to obtain it. – Observa.

Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez said Wednesday’s elimination of Uruguay from the World Cup Germany 2006 “hurt much to us,” but “life goes on and we must continue with our task that the Uruguayan society has entrusted us.” –Observa

To cry in happiness… or just to cry. – Front page headline of Uruguay’s El Observador (pictured right) considers the two possible outcomes before last night’s game.

I had to travel thousands of kilometres for the country I live in to go to the World Cup. Today, in what was a reasonably good game, Australia won a place in the World Cup after 31 years without going to one… This is the passion of the moment that is intoxicating (Australian) people on all sides… Now, the fever of the Soccer has begun to grow… GO SOCCEROOS! Un geek Peruvian en Australia

Uruguay had 210 minutes to demonstrate to the Australians that it’s a country with a distinguished footballing tradition that would not be easily defeated. Instead, Uruguay showed it was a poor team with a lack of offensive power… Its continued dependence on Alvaro Recoba is the same as if Argentina continued depending on the Young burro Ortega. In the end, (Uruguay) never came close – the Australians were superior. If you can’t stand up in a game like this, then the World Cup is not for you. Valechumbar.

Uruguay, deprived of a place in the 2006 World Cup 2006 by Australia … will be the only one of the seven former World Cup champions that will not be present in Germany next June. The other six countries that have won World Cups – Brazil (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002), Italy (1934, 1938, 1982), Germany (1954, 1974, 1990), Argentina (1978, 1986), England (1966) and France (1998) – will all be there. The reigning World Cup champion, Brazil, is the only country that has participated in all editions. – El Pais