Cavani, Suarez earn Uruguay recall for friendlies

Source: Xinhua| 2019-10-26 08:03:43|Editor: Wang Yamei
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MONTEVIDEO, Oct. 25 (Xinhua) -- Strikers Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez have returned to Uruguay's squad for international friendlies next month, the South American country's football association said on Friday.

Paris Saint-Germain's Cavani is fit again after a hip injury while Suarez returns after being given special dispensation to receive treatment on his troublesome right knee.

Both players missed Uruguay's back to back friendlies against Peru this month.

Head coach Oscar Tabarez also recalled Flamengo midfielder Giorgian di Arrascaeta following successful knee surgery.

Others to return are striker Christian Stuani, midfielder Gaston Pereiro and defenders Bruno Mendez and Mathias Suarez.

The Celeste will meet Hungary in Budapest on November 15 and are expected to play another friendly against a yet-to-be-named opponent four days later.

Following is the Uruguay squad:

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

Defenders Diego Godin (Inter Milan), Bruno Mendez (Corinthians), Sebastian Coates (Sporting Lisboa), Martin Caceres (Fiorentina), Gaston Silva (Independiente), Mathias Suarez (Montpellier), Diego Laxalt (Milan).

Midfielders: Lucas Torreira (Arsenal), Matias Vecino (Inter Milan), Federico Valverde (Real Madrid), Rodrigo Bentancur (Juventus), Naithan Nandez (Cagliari), Brian Lozano (Santos Laguna), Giorgian De Arrascaeta (Flamengo), Gaston Pereiro (PSV).

Forwards: Brian Rodriguez (Los Angeles), Jonathan Rodriguez (Cruz Azul), Darwin Nunez (Almeria), Maximiliano Gomez (Valencia), Christian Stuani (Girona), Luis Suarez (Barcelona), Edinson (PSG).