The Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) announced this Friday the list of 26 players called by Maestro Óscar Tabárez for the Uruguayan National Team matches on the triple date of October of the South American Qualifiers, where Celeste will face Colombia, Argentina and Brazil .. The returns of Luis Suárez, Edinson Cavani and Darwin Núñez stand out.
The Atlético de Madrid attacker was not in the last triple date due to a knee injury; Already recovered, the top scorer with the light blue jersey may be against Colombia, the team against which he debuted with Uruguay in 2007.
Who also made his debut against the coffee growers, but in 2008, it was Cavani, another benchmark of the Uruguayan team who will once again be at the command of Maestro Tabárez. His little continuity at the beginning of the season and the problems with the Premier League determined that he was not cited in September.
In turn, Darwin Núñez also returns to La Celeste, with which he played for the last time in November 2020. In addition to lowering his performance in the first half of 2021, the attacker had to undergo arthroscopy of his right knee in May. . In recent weeks, the man from Artigue showed that he has recovered his physical and footballing level, being even a figure against Barcelona in Benfica’s 3-0 triumph on the second round of Group E of the UEFA Champions League.
Given the return of these forwards, it was clear that some of the attackers who played in September were not going to be on this triple date, and so it happened with David Terans, Jonathan Rodríguez and Maxi Gómez. These three forwards and the players Maxi Falcón, Yonatthan Rak, Mauro Arambarri, Manuel Ugarte and Brian Lozano, were the eight players reserved for October who were not finally called up.
In addition, in the midfield will be Lucas Torreira and Nicolás De La Cruz again, leaving the list Arambarri and Ugarte, midfielders who played in September.
The list has four local players: Sergio Rochet from Nacional, and Giovanni González, Facundo Torres (who returns after the Copa América) and Agustín Álvarez Martínez de Peñarol.
La Celeste, third in the qualifying table, will play on Thursday, October 7, against Colombia in the Gran Parque Central at 20:00; on Sunday the 11th he will face Argentina at the Monumental de Núñez at 8:30 p.m. and on Thursday the 14th he will visit Brazil at the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus at 9:30 p.m.
The training sessions will begin on Monday, October 4 at the Celeste Complex with the players from the local environment and with the soccer players from abroad who arrive that Monday morning. On Tuesday 5 in the afternoon, the first training session with a full squad is expected, since in the morning of that day the second batch of Uruguayans who are active abroad will arrive.
HERE THE LIST OF 26 CALLED BY TABÁREZ FOR OCTOBER:
GOALS: Fernando Muslera (Galatasaray), Martín Campaña (Al-Batin) and Sergio Rochet (National)
DEFENSES: Diego Godín (Cagliari), Josema Giménez (Atlético de Madrid), Sebastián Coates (Sporting Lisboa), Ronald Araújo (Barcelona), Martín Cáceres (Cagliari), Matías Viña (Roma), Joaquín Piquerez (Palmeiras) and Giovanni González (Peñarol) .
FRILLS: Lucas Torreira (Fiorentina), Rodrigo Bentancur (Juventus), Matías Vecino (Inter), Federico Valverde (Real Madrid), Fernando Gorriarán (Santos Laguna), Nahitan Nández (Cagliari), Nicolás De La Cruz (River), Facundo Torres (Peñarol ) and Giorgian De Arrascaeta (Flamengo).
FRONT: Luis Suárez (Atlético de Madrid), Edinson Cavani (Manchester United), Darwin Núñez (Benfica), Brian Rodríguez (Los Angeles FC), Gastón Pereiro (Cagliari) and Agustín Álvarez Martínez (Peñarol).