Óscar Tabárez names Uruguay’s final 23-man World Cup squad
The 71-year-old manager had named a preliminary 26-man squad and had to reveal out the three players that will be axed from the squad.
The three players that had to be cut of the final squad are Seattle Sounders’ Nicolás Lodeiro, Deportivo La Coruña’s Federico Valverde, and Gastón Ramírez of Sampdoria.
The final squad saw the inclusion of Barcelona forward Luis Suarez, PSG’s Edinson Cavani, and Atletico Madrid defensive duo Diego Godín and José Giménez.
Goalkeeper Fernando Muslera has also been included after been declared fit for the World Cup following the hand injury he picked up on Wednesday.
Two-time world champions Uruguay have been drawn in group A alongside Egypt, hosts Russia, and Saudi Arabia. They will kick off their campaign against the Pharaohs, before facing Saudi Arabia and Russia respectively.
They will play only one friendly before the World Cup and it will be against Asian side Uzbekistan on June 7.
Goalkeepers: Fernando Muslera (Galatasaray), Martín Silva (Vasco da Gama), Martín Campaña (Independiente).
Defenders: Maxi Pereira (FC Porto), Diego Godín, José María Giménez (Atlético Madrid), Martín Cáceres (Lazio), Sebastián Coates (Sporting CP), Gastón Silva (Independiente), Guillermo Varela (Peñarol).
Midfielders: Cristian Rodríguez (Peñarol), Lucas Torreira (Sampdoria), Carlos Sánchez, Jonathan Urretaviscaya (Monterrey), Matías Vecino (Inter Milan), Giorgian De Arrascaeta (Cruzeiro), Nahitan Nández (Boca Juniors), Rodrigo Bentancur (Juventus), Diego Laxalt (Genoa).
Forwards: Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint-Germain), Luis Suárez (FC Barcelona), Cristhian Stuani (Girona), Maxi Gómez (Celta Vigo).
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