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Uruguay put faith in Suarez

2014-05-31 19:02

Montevideo - Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, recuperating from knee surgery, figured in Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez's 23-player World Cup squad announced on Saturday.

Suarez required an operation nine days ago to repair damage to the meniscus in his left knee, but is optimistic of recovering in time for the finals in Brazil.

The 27-year-old - who is set to clash with several of his Liverpool team-mates including Steven Gerrard as Uruguay has been drawn with England, Italy and Costa Rica - had the surgery after suffering an injury in training.

"Things with Luis will depend on how things go with his knee," Tabarez said this week.

"Our main concern is the player's health," he said, adding that he hoped the forward's "fitness will permit him to participate."

Missing from the list were midfielders Sebastian Eguren and Alejandro Silva, this pair culled from Tabarez's provisional squad of 25.

Eguren, who plays for Brazilian side Palmeiras, was part of double world champions Uruguay's side that made it the semi-finals at the 2010 World Cup finals in South Africa.

Uruguay take on Costa Rica in their Group D opener on June 15, before facing England in Sao Paulo four days later with Italy scheduled for June 24.

Uruguay squad:

Fernando Muslera (Galatasaray), Martin Silva (Vasco da Gama), Rodrigo Munoz (Libertad)

Maximiliano Pereira (Benfica), Diego Lugano (West Bromwich Albion), Diego Godin, Jose Maria Gimenez (both Atletico Madrid), Sebastian Coates (Liverpool), Martin Caceres (Juventus), Jorge Fucile (Porto)

Alvaro Gonzalez (Lazio), Alvaro Pereira (Sao Paulo), Walter Gargano (Parma), Egidio Arevalo Rios (Morelia), Diego Perez (Bologna), Cristian Rodriguez (Atletico Madrid), Gaston Ramirez (Southampton), Nicolas Lodeiro (Botafogo)

Luis Suarez (Liverpool), Edinson Cavani (Paris St Germain), Abel Hernandez (Palermo), Diego Forlan (Cerezo Osaka), Christian Stuani (Espanyol)

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