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Uruguay: Fans welcome home Uruguay team after WC elimination02:11

Uruguay: Fans welcome home Uruguay team after WC elimination

Uruguay, Montevideo
July 9, 2018 at 12:02 GMT -00:00 · Published

Hundreds of football fans gave the Uruguay national team a warm welcome as they landed in Montevideo on Monday, after being ousted from the 2018 World Cup by France.

Despite cold temperature and the late hour, fans patiently waited until 3:00 am local time (06:00 GMT) to welcome the team.

Team's captain Diego Godin said that "the happiness of arriving to your country and people welcoming you this way is priceless. Having the love of our people is the most beautiful thing for us."

Two-time world champion Uruguay lost 2-0 against France on July 6.

Uruguay: Fans welcome home Uruguay team after WC elimination02:11
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Hundreds of football fans gave the Uruguay national team a warm welcome as they landed in Montevideo on Monday, after being ousted from the 2018 World Cup by France.

Despite cold temperature and the late hour, fans patiently waited until 3:00 am local time (06:00 GMT) to welcome the team.

Team's captain Diego Godin said that "the happiness of arriving to your country and people welcoming you this way is priceless. Having the love of our people is the most beautiful thing for us."

Two-time world champion Uruguay lost 2-0 against France on July 6.

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