Their introduction to the international stage had come in 1926. In the South American Championship that year they played four games and left winless with an aggregate of 2 goals for and 24 against.
The following year they played 3 South American Championship matches and conceded 19 goals whilst scoring 3.
So they arrived in Uruguay having never won an international game. But they had an eventful, if brief tournament. Keen to pay tribute to their hosts they played their opening match wearing shirts each emblazoned with a single letter, spelling Viva Uruguay.