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Uruguay without Suarez and Cavani for World Cup clashes

18 September 2015, 21:54

Montevideo, Sept 18, 2015 (AFP) -Uruguay will be without suspended star strikers Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani for their opening World Cup qualifiers against Bolivia and Colombia.

Barcelona's Suarez is still serving out his international ban for biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup while Paris Saint-Germain attacker Cavani was handed a two-match suspension at the Copa America.

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Uruguay begin their qualifying campaign for the 2018 World Cup in Bolivia on October 8 before hosting Colombia five days later.

Uruguay squad:

Goalkeepers: Fernando Muslera (Galatasaray/TUR), Martin Silva (Vasco da Gama/BRA), Rodrigo Munoz (Libertad/PAR).

Defenders: Maximiliano Pereira (Porto/POR), Gaston Silva (Torino/ITA), Martin Caceres (Juventus/ITA), Jose Maria Gimenez (Atletico Madrid/ESP), Diego Godin (Atletico Madrid/ESP), Sebastian Coates (Sunderland/ENG), Emiliano Velazquez (Getafe/ESP), Alvaro Pereira (Independiente/ARG), Mathias Corujo (Universidad de Chile/CHI).

Midfielders: Camilo Mayada (River Plate/ARG), Alvaro Gonzalez (Atlas/MEX), Carlos Sanchez (River Plate/ARG), Egidio Arevalo Rios (Tigres/MEX), Nicolas Lodeiro (Boca Juniors/ARG), Cristian Rodriguez (Independiente/ARG).

Attackers: Giorgian de Arrascaeta (Cruzeiro/BRA), Diego Rolan (Bordeaux/FRA), Jonathan Rodriguez (Deportivo La Coruna/ESP), Christian Stuani (Middlesbrough/ENG), Abel Hernandez (Hull City/ENG).



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