Uruguay's World Cup squad unveiled
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
ANKARA - Uruguay's 2014 FIFA World Cup squad was unveiled Tuesday with star strikers Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani included alongside Galatasaray goalkeeper Fernando Muslera, Fenerbahce's former centre-back Diego Lugano and 35-year-old forward Diego Forlan all included. Forlan won the Golden Ball award for the tournament's best player at the 2010 world cup in South Africa.
Meanwhile Southampton's 23-year-old attacking midfielder Gaston Ramirez and two players from Atletico Madrid, 19-year-old centre-back Jose Maria Gimenez and left midfielder Cristian Rodriguez were also added to the squad.
Nicknamed "La Celeste" (The Sky Blue One), Uruguay will play against England, Italy and Costa Rica in Group D.
Uruguay's World Cup squad is as follows:
Goalkeepers: Fernando Muslera (Galatasaray), Martin Silva (Vasco Da Gama), Rodrigo Munoz (Libertad)
Defenders: Diego Lugano (West Bromwich Albion), Diego Godin (Atletico Madrid), Jose Maria Gimenez (Atletico Madrid), Martin Caceres (Juventus), Maximiliano Pereira (Benfica), Jorge Fucile (Porto), Sebastian Coates (Nacional)
Midfielders: Egidio Arevalo Rios (Morelia), Walter Gargano (Parma), Diego Perez (Bologna), Sebastian Eguren (Palmeiras), Alvaro Gonzalez (Lazio), Alejandro Silva (Lanus), Alvaro Pereira (San Pablo), Cristian Rodriguez (Atletico Madrid), Gaston Ramirez (Southampton), Nicolas Lodeiro (Botafogo)
Forwards: Luis Suarez (Liverpool), Edinson Cavani (PSG), Diego Forlan (Cerezo Osaka), Cristian Stuani (Espanyol), Abel Hernandez (Palermo)
On standby: Andres Scotti (Nacional), Alvaro Fernandez (Gimnasia La Plata), Gonzalo Castro (Real Sociedad)
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