Montevideo, May 30 (DPA) Uruguay Sunday announced final 23 members of their football World Cup squad travelling to South Africa in June.
Trainer Oscar Tabarez released the names after a friendly closed-door game between the national team and a selection of Uruguayan football professionals. The national team won 3-2.
The Charruas will fly to South Africa Friday, where they play their first game on June 11 against France in Group A.
The team members are:
Goalkeepers: Fernando Muslera (Lazio – Italy), Juan Castillo (Deportivo Cali – Colombia) und Martin Silva (Defensor Sporting – Uruguay)
Defenders: Diego Lugano (Fenerbahce – Turkey), Diego Godin (Villarreal – Spain), Andres Scotti (Colo Colo – Chile), Jorge Fucile (Porto – Portugal), Martin Caceres (Juventus – Italy),
Mauricio Victorino (Universidad de Chile), Maximiliano Pereira (Benfica – Portugal).
Midfielders: Walter Gargano (Napoli – Italy), Egidio Arevalo Rios (Penarol – Uruguay), Sebastian Eguren (AIK Stockholm – Sweden), Diego Perez (Monaco – France), Alvaro Pereira (Porto – Portugal), Ignacio Gonzalez (Valencia – Spain), Nicolas Lodeiro (Ajax – Holland), Alvaro Fernandez (Universidad de Chile)
Forwards: Luis SuArez (Ajax – Holland), Diego Forlan (Atletico de Madrid – Spain), Sebastian Abreu (Botafogo – Brazil), Edinson Cavani (Palermo – Italy), Sebastian Fernandez (Banfield Argentina).