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Uruguay Will Land With 150 Kilos Of National Drink

The Uruguay national team plans to bring a secret weapon to this year's World Cup... 150 kilos of mate, the hot beverage recognised as the country's national drink.

The side have still not travelled to South Africa, and will be one of the last sides to arrive before the action kicks off on the June 11. A report from Argentine newspaper Ole has however uncovered one certain traveller: the native herb yerba mate, which is consumed in great quantities in Uruguay and Argentina mixed with hot water to form a drink similar to tea.

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