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Uruguay Receive Major Boost As Luis Suarez And Diego Godin Are Named In World Cup Qualifying Squad

Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez has called upon Uncapped winger Jonathan Urretaviscaya for this month’s World Cup qualifiers against Brazil and Peru.

Urretaviscaya’s inclusion comes amid an impressive run of form for Mexico’s Pachuca, where he has scored 13 goals in 55 matches since his 2015 move from Penarol.

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As expected, coach Oscar Tabarez included Barcelona forward Luis Suarez and Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani in his 25-man squad.

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The Celeste are currently second in the South American zone World Cup qualifying standings, four points behind leaders Brazil.

They will host Brazil in Montevideo on March 23 before an away clash against Peru five days later.

Uruguay squad:
Goalkeepers: Fernando Muslera (Galatasaray), Martin Silva (Vasco da Gama) Martin Campana (Independiente).

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Defenders: Diego Godin (Atletico Madrid, Espana), Jose Maria Gimenez (Atletico Madrid, Espana), Maximiliano Pereira (Porto, Portugal), Alvaro Pereira (Cerro Porteno, Paraguay), Mathias Corujo (San Lorenzo), Gaston Silva (Granada), Sebastian Coates (Sporting de Lisboa, Alejandro Silva (Lanus, Argentina).

Midfielders: Egidio Arevalo Rios (Veracruz), Carlos Sanchez (Monterrey), Diego Laxalt (Italia), Nicolas Lodeiro (Seattle Sounders), Matias Vecino (Fiorentina, Italia), Gaston Ramirez (Middlesbrough, Inglaterra), Giorgian de Arrascaeta (Cruzeiro, Brasil), Alvaro Gonzalez (Lazio, Italia).

Forwards: Luis Suarez (Barcelona, Espana), Cristhian Stuani (Middlesbrough, Inglaterra), Diego Rolan (Burdeos, Francia), Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint-Germain, Francia), Abel Hernandez (Hull City, Inglaterra), Jonathan Urretaviscaya (Pachuca, Mexico).

(With Inputs From Xinhua)

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