Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani Named in Uruguay 2022 World Cup Squad List


Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani have been named among Uruguay’s 26-man squad for the 2022 Qatar FIFA World Cup.

The 35-year-old veteran strikers Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani are expected to play their fourth consecutive and last Fifa World Cup tournament after Uruguay’s coach Diego Alonso included them in his squad list on Thursday, November 10.

Luis Suarez
Luis Suarez in Atletico Madrid

Former Liverpool and Atletico Madrid star Luis Suárez and the former Manchester United and PSG legendary forward Edinson Cavani are set to play in their fourth and last World Cup tournament following their old age as the duo are currently 35 years old.

Also, three other veteran members of Uruguay’s squad were also included in Diego Alonso’s list— goalkeeper Fernando Muslera, defenders Diego Godín and Martín Cáceres.

Luis Suarez
Luis Suarez returned to his boyhood club Nacional

The 35-year-old former Liverpool and Atletico Madrid legendary striker Luis Suarez returned to play for his boyhood club Nacional last summer.

Suarez has appeared in 14 matches this season in Primera División and scored a total of 7 goals for his Uruguayan club before he announced his departure from the club.

The 35-year-old legendary goalscorer has netted over 500 career goals for club and country.

Edinson Cavani

On the other hand, the former Manchester United forward Edinson Cavani has been impressive for his new side, Valencia this season but his current injury has reduced his brilliant form to just four goals.

Cavani is widely considered one of the best strikers of his generation, and he is known for his intelligent movement off the ball, his clinical finishing, and his heading ability.

He has earned 133 caps and scored 58 stunning international goals for Uruguay and the 35-year-old former Manchester United striker will hopefully add more goals to his international career in the Qatar World Cup tournament.

Uruguay coach Diego Alonso also included Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo in his team even though the player is yet to fully recover from his thigh injury.

Uruguay falls in Group H with Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal, South Korea and Ghana.

Diego Alonso
Uruguay coach Diego Alonso

Diego Alonso’s Uruguay’s team will play their opener in Qatar against South Korea on the 24th of November.

Below is Uruguay’s 26-men squad list

Goalkeepers: Fernando Muslera (Galatasaray), Sergio Rochet (Nacional), Sebastian Sosa (Independiente)

Defenders: Jose Maria Gimenez (Atletico Madrid), Sebastian Coates (Sporting CP), Diego Godin (Velez Sarsfield), Martin Caceres (LA Galaxy), Ronald Araujo (Barcelona), Guillermo Varela (Flamengo), Jose Luis Rodriguez (Nacional), Mathias Olivera (Napoli), Matias Vina (Roma)

Midfielders: Lucas Torreira (Galatasaray), Manuel Ugarte (Sporting CP), Matias Vecino (Lazio), Rodrigo Bentancur (Tottenham Hotspur), Federico Valverde (Real Madrid), Facundo Pellistri (Manchester United), Nicolas De La Cruz (River Plate)

Forwards: Agustin Canobbio (Athletico Paranaense), Facundo Torres (Orlando City), Giorgian De Arrascaeta (Flamengo), Maxi Gomez (Trabzonspor), Luis Suarez (Nacional), Edinson Cavani (Valencia), Darwin Nunez (Liverpool)


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