Uruguay squad

Suarez to lead Uruguay in Brazil

June 5, 2013
By ESPN staff

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez will lead Uruguay into the Confederations Cup, with Charruas boss Oscar Washington Tabarez naming his final 23-man squad for the tournament.

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AssociatedSuarez wants to continue his goalscoring form for Uruguay

Suarez was named alongside Edinson Cavani and Diego Forlan in attack for Uruguay, while Liverpool defender Sebastian Coates and Southampton's Gaston Ramirez's retained their places.

Tabarez was forced to cut two players from his preliminary squad, with Olimpia midfielder Alejandro Silva and Penarol defender Adrian Valdes sent home ahead of Wednesday's friendly against France.

Uruguay will make their first Confederations Cup appearance on June 16 against Spain, before taking on Nigeria and Tahiti to round out the group stage.

Uruguay squad: Fernando Muslera (Galatasaray), Martin Silva (Olimpia), Juan Castillo (Danubio); Andres Scotti (Nacional), Maximiliano Pereira (Benfica), Diego Lugano (Malaga), Diego Godin (Atletico de Madrid), Sebastian Coates (Liverpool), Martin Caceres (Juventus), Matias Aguirregaray (Penarol); Alvaro Gonzalez (Lazio), Alvaro Pereira and Walter Gargano (both Internazionale Milano), Egidio Arevalo-Rios (Palermo), Diego Perez (Bologna), Cristian Rodriguez (Atletico Madrid), Gaston Ramirez (Southampton), Nicolas Lodeiro (Botafogo), Sebastian Eguren (Libertad); Luis Suarez (Liverpool), Edinson Cavani (Napoli), Diego Forlan (Internacional), Abel Hernandez (Palermo).

Information from the Press Association was used in this report.