Suarez, Cavani return to Uruguay squad

Source: Xinhua| 2019-09-21 09:10:51|Editor: huaxia
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Luis Suarez of Uruguay reacts during the Group C match between Japan and Uruguay at the Copa America 2019, held in Porto Alegre, Brazil, June 20, 2019. (Xinhua/Francisco Canedo)

Luis Suarez, Edinson Cavani and Diego Godin are called back to Uruguay's squad.

MONTEVIDEO, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- Luis Suarez, Edinson Cavani and Diego Godin have returned to Uruguay's squad for friendlies against Peru next month, the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) said on Friday.

Edinson Cavani (L) of Paris Saint-Germain controls the ball during the International Super Cup match between Paris Saint-Germain and Sydney FC in Suzhou of east China's Jiangsu Province, on July 30, 2019. (Xinhua/Li Bo)

The trio missed Uruguay's friendlies against Costa Rica and the US earlier this month because of leg muscle injuries but have since recovered.

Head coach Oscar Tabarez also recalled defender Mathias Suarez, forward Gaston Pereiro and midfielder Nicolas Lodeiro.

Espanyol's Wu Lei (L) competes with Atletico Madrid's Diego Godin during a Spanish league match between RCD Espanyol and Atletico Madrid in Barcelona, Spain, on May 4, 2019. Espanyol won 3-0. (Xinhua/Joan Gosa)

The 26-man preliminary list only includes players based outside of Uruguay. The AUF said the final squad would be named in early October.

The Celeste will host Peru in Montevideo on October 10 before a rematch at the Estadio Nacional in Lima four days later.

Following is the Uruguay squad:

Goalkeepers: Fernando Muslera, Martin Campana.

Defenders: Diego Godin, Jose Maria Gimenez, Sebastian Coates, Martin Caceres, Gaston Silva, Mathias Suarez.

Midfielders: Diego Laxalt, Lucas Torreira, Matias Vecino, Federico Valverde, Rodrigo Bentancur, Naithan Nandez, Brian Lozano, Giorgian de Arrascaeta , Marcelo Saracchi, Nicolas Lodeiro.

Forwards: Gaston Pereiro, Brian Rodriguez, Jonathan Rodriguez), Darwin Nunez, Maximiliano Gomez, Luis Suarez, Edinson Cavani, Cristian Stuani.