Uruguay call Stuani, Gimenez

Espanyol forward Christian Stuani and Atletico Madrid youngster Jose Maria Gimenez have made Uruguay’s provisional squad for next month.

Stuani has recently broken into the national set-up and netted his first goal for La Celeste in early September’s World Cup qualifier against Colombia.

On from this, the 26-year-old has been included in Oscar Tabarez’s provisional 29-man squad to see out the CONMEBOL qualifying section next month with matches against Ecuador and Argentina.

Notably, Atleti’s 18-year-old Jose Maria Gimenez has also been listed again, after debuting last month for the senior side.

His club colleagues and squad regulars Diego Godin and Cristian Rodriguez are also listed, as is Real Sociedad’s Chori Castro, in a selection that will be confirmed early next week.

Uruguay are currently level on points with Ecuador in the fight for the fourth and final direct qualification position for the 2014 World Cup.

Provisional Uruguay squad to face Ecuador and Argentina

Goalkeepers: Fernando Muslera (Galatasaray-TUR), Martín Silva (Olimpia-PAR), Juan Castillo (Peñarol), Rodrigo Múñoz (Libertad-PAR)

Defenders: Diego Lugano (West Bromwich Albion-GBR), Diego Godín (Atlético Madrid-ESP), José María Giménez (Atlético Madrid-ESP), Andrés Scotti (Nacional), Gastón Silva (Defensor Sporting), Matías Aguirregaray (Estudiantes de La Plata-ARG), Jorge Fucile (Oporto-POR), Alejandro Silva (Olimpia-PAR), Maximiliano Pereira (Benfica-POR)

Midfielders: Walter Gargano (Parma-ITA), Álvaro Fernández (Nacional), Diego Pérez (Bologna-ITA), Egidio Arévalo Ríos (Chicago Fire-USA), Álvaro González (Lazio-ITA), Álvaro Pereira (Inter-ITA), Sebastián Eguren (Palmeiras-BRA), Cristian Rodríguez (Atlético Madrid-ESP), Nicolás Lodeiro (Botafogo-BRA), Gonzalo Castro (Real Sociedad-ESP), Gastón Ramírez (Southampton-GBR).

Forwards: Diego Forlán (Internacional-BRA), Luis Suárez (Liverpool-GBR), Edinson Cavani (PSG-FRA), Christian Stuani (Espanyol-ESP), Abel Hernández (Palermo-ITA).

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