It has won twice
The World Cup has been held in North America 3 times (Mexico twice, USA once), and South America 4 times (Uruguay, Brazil, Argentina, Chile).
Oh yes they have been to many world cups. They even reached the semifinals in 2002.
Uruguay have played totally 11 world cups, including the one they will play in South Africa, and have been two times champions.
Yes it was the 1930 world cup.
Three times: 1930 Uruguay-Argentina 1938 Italy-Hungary 1966 England-West Germany
Uruguay have scored a total of 81 goals in the World Cup since its inauguration in 1930. This includes up to the 2014 tournament. In that time they have been champions twice and came fourth three times.
Four 1991 (2nd) 1995 (4th) 2003 (champion) 2007 (2nd)
Uruguay has been the world champion twice: 1930 and 1950.
Up to now no hosting countries have been announced,but as in its two previous editions the semifinals and final game will be held in the United States.