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Uruguay name 23-man squad for 2014 World Cup

Uruguay name 23-man squad for 2014 World Cup

Kouami Sessou . Posted in World Cup 1 Comment

Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez named the following 23 players in his World Cup squad.

Suarez, 27, had an operation on 22 May to repair meniscus damage, but hopes to play in his country’s opening Group D match, against Costa Rica on 14 June.Oscar Tabarez knows the 27-year-old is pivotal to the Uruguay team.

Three other Premier League players have been selected by coach Oscar Tabarez.

Liverpool defender Sebastian Coates, Southampton midfielder Gaston Ramirez and West Brom defender Diego Lugano will also travel to Brazil.

The two players cut from Tabarez’s 25-man provisional squad are Palmeiras midfielder Sebastian Eguren and Lanus defender Alejandro Silva.

Former Inter Milan striker Diego Forlan, 35, will take part in his third World Cup, having played and scored at both the 2002 and 2010 tournaments.

Diego Forlan and PSG striker Edinson Cavani will be a frighteningly good mix up front for Uruguay.

After facing Costa Rica and England, Uruguay conclude their Group D fixtures with a game against Italy on 24 June.

Uruguay 23-man roster for Brazil 2014

Goalkeepers : Fernando Muslera (Galatasaray), Martin Silva (Vasco da Gama), Rodrigo Munoz (Libertad).

Defenders: Maximiliano Pereira (Benfica), Diego Lugano (West Bromwich Albion), Diego Godin, Jose Maria Gimenez (both Atletico Madrid), Sebastian Coates (Liverpool), Martin Caceres (Juventus), Jorge Fucile (Porto).

MidfieldersAlvaro Gonzalez (Lazio), Alvaro Pereira (Sao Paulo), Walter Gargano (Parma), Egidio Arevalo Rios (Morelia), Diego Perez (Bologna), Cristian Rodriguez (Atletico Madrid), Gaston Ramirez (Southampton), Nicolas Lodeiro (Botafogo).

ForwardsLuis Suarez (Liverpool), Edinson Cavani (Paris St-Germain), Abel Hernandez (Palermo), Diego Forlan (Cerezo Osaka), Christian Stuani (Espanyol).

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