The lethal forwards Luis Suárez and Edinson Cavani, who returns to the Uruguayan team after missing the last double date of the World Cup by suspension, lead the list of celestial summoned for the Copa América in Brazil-2021.
Coach Oscar Tabárez announced this Thursday the 26 players chosen to travel to Brazil, among whom there are few variants with respect to those mentioned for the last two games of the South American qualifier for Qatar-2022.
The expected return of Cavani, Celeste's second historical scorer (51 goals) behind Suárez (63), is joined by the returns of Giorgian de Arrascaeta and Maxi Gómez. Both forwards had been excluded from the double playoff date for being positive for covid-19.
La Celeste thus recovers its offensive zone, which was the most affected by different casualties. These revenues left out Juan Ignacio Ramírez, a striker for Liverpool from Montevideo who had been summoned for the qualifying rounds at the last minute to make up for the absences in the attack.
Of the total summoned, six made up the squad that lifted the last Copa América obtained by Uruguay, a decade ago, in Argentina.
They are Cavani, Suárez, Diego Godín, Martín Cáceres, Sebastián Coates and goalkeeper Fernando Muslera, who with 17 games -of the Argentina 2011, Chile-2015, United States 2016 and Brazil 2019 cups- is the current squad's footballer. who played the most times in the continental tournament.
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Uruguay will travel to Brasilia next Wednesday, two days before its debut against Argentina on Friday June 18 for Group B, which also make up Chile, Bolivia and Paraguay.
La Celeste decided to base in the host country and not make use of Conmebol's permission for all national teams to remain in their own territories as a result of the pandemic.
The Charruas will arrive ready to reverse the pale image left in the last double playoff date, where they could not win or convert. They tied 0-0 with Paraguay and visited a decimated Venezuela also without opening the scoring in Caracas, leaving a pale and worrying image.
"We will try, in a historic championship for Uruguay, to live up to expectations," said Tabárez.