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Chile squad

Suazo included but Cereceda gets axe

June 2, 2010
By Soccernet staff

Chile have named striker Humberto Suazo in their final 23-man squad despite concern over a muscle injury.

Humberto Suazo: Key man for Chile
GettyImages / AlfredoEstrellaHumberto Suazo: Key man for Chile

Reports in Chile say Suazo picked up the problem during the 3-0 friendly victory over Israel and, with only two weeks until the country's World Cup campaign gets underway, there were serious concerns.

However, coach Marcelo Bielsa has named the Monterrey striker - who has been on loan at Real Zaragoza - in his squad in the hope he can shake off the problem.

Bielsa had already cut six names from his initial 30-man squad but removed Colo Colo defender Roberto Cereceda from the squad on the final day.

Chile kick off their World Cup against Honduras on June 16.

Squad: Pablo Contreras (PAOK), Ismael Fuentes (Universidad Catolica), Mauricio Isla (Udinese), Gonzalo Jara (WBA), Gary Medel (Boca Juniors), Waldo Ponce (Universidad Catolica), Jean Beausejour (Club America), Mark Gonzalez (CSKA Moscow), Fabian Orellana (Xerez), Esteban Paredes (Colo-Colo), Alexis Sanchez (Udinese), Humberto Suazo (Real Zaragoza), Claudio Bravo (Real Sociedad), Luis Marin (Union Espanola), Miguel Pinto (Universidad de Chile), Carlos Carmona (Reggina), Marco Estrada (Universidad de Chile), Matias Fernandez (Sporting Lisbon), Arturo Vidal (Bayer Leverkusen), Rodrigo Millar (Colo-Colo), Rodrigo Tello (Besiktas), Jorge Valdivia (Al Ain), Gonzalo Fierro (Flamengo)