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FC Barcelona’s Luis Suarez was named in the squad, despite, recent injury concerns. Luis will be playing in his third Copa America, which starts in June.

Suarez won the Copa America title in 2011, and also participated in the 2016 centenario edition. He missed out in 2015 because of a FIFA ban, after he bit Giorgio Chiellini at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Earlier in May, Suárez underwent knee surgery to treat problems in his right meniscus.

According to Barcelona’s medical team, Suarez needed atleast, 4-6 weeks to recover


Goalkeepers: Fernando Muslera (Galatasaray), Martin Silva (Libertad), Martin Campana (Independiente).

Defenders: Diego Godin (free agent), Jose Maria Gimenez (Atletico Madrid), Sebastián Coates (Sporting Lisbon), Marcelo Saracchi (Leipzig), Martin Caceres (Juventus).

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Midfielders: Matias Vecino (Inter Milan), Nahitan Nandez (Boca Juniors), Federico Valverde (Real Madrid), Giorgian de Arrascaeta (Flamengo), Rodrigo Bentancur (Juventus), Nicolas Lodeiro (Seattle Sounders), Lucas Torreira (Arsenal), Diego Laxalt (AC Milan), Gaston Pereiro (PSV Eindhoven), Giovanni Gonzalez (Penarol).

Strikers: Luis Suarez (Barcelona), Cristhian Stuani (Girona), Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint-Germain), Jonathan Rodriguez (Cruz Azul), Maximilano Gomez (Celta de Vigo).

Coach Tabarez has favoured experience over youth.

Goalkeeper Martin Camapana (36) is the oldest member of the squad, while, Diego Godin (33) is the oldest outfield player.

Godin is free agent, after his contract with Atletico Madrid expired. Inter Milan are likely to hijack the services of the 33-year-old.

Real Madrid’s Federico Valverde, 20, is the youngest member of the squad. The youngster impressed, but the club had a torrid season.

Record Copa winners Uruguay are bidding for a 16th continental crown in Brazil, where they line up in a tough Group C alongside Ecuador, champions Chile and guests Japan.

Interestingly, Japan and Qatar have accepted invitations to play in this year’s tournament – the first time either nation has taken part in the Copa America.


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