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Updated: June 26, 2010, 4:19 PM ET
By Jemele Hill | ESPN.com

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa -- At times, living up to its rich World Cup history seemed like an impossible task for the Uruguayans.

Not anymore.

After a thrilling 2-1 victory over South Korea, the Uruguayans are moving on to the quarterfinals, having won their first knockout stage game in 40 years. Although Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez was only three years old in 1950 when Uruguay won its second Cup, the significance of equaling the achievements of the previous Uruguayan ...

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