Saturday May 31 2014
Suarez in Uruguay squad

Luis Suarez, as expected, has been named in Uruguay’s final 23-man World Cup squad today.

The 27-year-old forward underwent surgery in recently amid initial fears that he would miss the tournament in Brazil.

While these worries have since been all but averted, it remains a possibility that the Liverpool man will miss his team’s opening match or two.

He is included in Oscar Tabarez’s selection, alongside five players based in Italy – Juventus’ Martin Caceres, Walter Gargano of Parma, Bologna’s Diego Perez, Lazio’s Alvaro Gonzalez and Palermo forward Abel Hernandez.

Uruguay are in Group D of the World Cup, alongside England, Costa Rica and Cesare Prandelli’s Azzurri.

Uruguay’s 23-man World Cup squad:

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), Alvaro Gonzalez (Lazio), Alvaro Pereira (San Paolo), 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)

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