Wednesday June 13 2012
Cavani on course for Olympics

Uruguay have named Napoli forward Edinson Cavani in their provisional 32-man squad for the London Olympics.

Cavani, who has scored 64 goals for the Vesuviani in the past two seasons, has been called up by Oscar Tabarez to his initial squad for the 2012 games that will be held in the English capital this August.

Should Cavani make the July 8 cut to the final 18 as one of the three allocated overage players, it will be the third consecutive summer that he has seen national team involvement, following the 2010 World Cup and the 2011 Copa America.

Uruguay have been drawn against Great Britain, Senegal and United Arab Emirates in Group A of the football at London 2012. The tournament will run from July 26 to August 11.

Napoli’s Supercoppa Italiana clash with Juventus in China is scheduled for August 11, whilst the Serie A season kicks off two weeks after that. 

Luis Suarez, Egidio Arevalo Rios and Fernando Muslera are the other three overage players also in contention for Tabarez’ final squad, but Inter striker Diego Forlan misses out.