Atletico trio in Uruguay WC squad

Uruguay have confirmed their squad for the summer’s World Cup with the South Americans including Luis Suarez and three Atletico Madrid players.

Suarez has recently undergone knee surgery and may not be fit for Uruguay’s Group D opener against Costa Rica.

But Coach Oscar Tabarez has named the Liverpool forward in his 23-man squad, along with Atletico Madrid trio Jose Maria Gimenez, Diego Godin and Cristian Rodriguez.

Diego Forlan, previously of Villarreal and Atletico Madrid but now plying his trade in Japan, is listed as well.

Cristian Stuani of Espanyol will also be in Brazil and there is a place for ex-Sevilla man Martin Caceres.

Former Villarreal midfielder Sebastian Eguren was among those cut from the preliminary squad.

Goalkeepers: Fernando Muslera (Galatasaray), Martin Silva (Vasco Da Gama), Rodrigo Munoz (Libertad)

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

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

Forwards: Luis Suarez (Liverpool), Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint-Germain), Diego Forlan (Cerezo Osaka), Cristian Stuani (Espanyol) Abel Hernandez (Palermo)

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