Araujo suffered an injury in Uruguay’s September friendly clash with Iran, with initial reports hinting at a minor problem for the centre back.
La Blaugrana eventually opted to send the defender for surgery on a thigh issue with his recovery time estimated at 6-7 weeks.
Uruguay reportedly disagreed with the decision, as they wanted Araujo to recover through rest, to potentially ensure a quicker recovery period.
Diego Alonso included Araujo in his preliminary squad despite not featuring for Barcelona since the injury.
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Lista de jugadores 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐚𝐝𝐨𝐬 por Diego Alonso para el 𝐌𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐝𝐞 𝐂𝐚𝐭𝐚𝐫.
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Barcelona are open to releasing Araujo for the tournament, but they will work with the Uruguayan FA to manage his rehabilitation, with a medical discharge expected in the coming days.