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Uruguay confirm 26-man squad for Qatar with Premier League stars Darwin Nunez and Rodrigo Bentancur

Uruguay confirm 26-man squad for Qatar with Premier League stars Darwin Nunez, Rodrigo Bentancur and Man United starlet Facundo Pellistri included… as veteran strikers Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani head to their FOURTH World Cup

  • Uruguay have confirmed their 26-man squad ahead of the 2022 Qatar World Cup
  • Liverpool striker Darwin Nunez is one of three Premier League stars included
  • Rodrigo Bentancur and Facundo Pellistri are the other two heading off to Qatar
  • Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani have been selected for their fourth World Cup  
  • Click here for all the latest World Cup 2022 news and updates

Uruguay have confirmed their 26-man squad featuring three Premier League stars ahead of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Liverpool’s record-signing Darwin Nunez is one of the star names included in a stacked attacking line-up selected by manager Oscar Tabarez.

The former Benfica striker is also joined by two of Premier League stars including Tottenham midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur and Manchester United youngster Facundo Pellistri.

Man United starlet Facundo Pellistri a surprise inclusion

Premier League stars Darwin Nunez (left) and Facundo Pellistri (right) are included in the Uruguay squad heading off to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar

Uruguay have announced their official 26-man squad ahead of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar

Uruguay have announced their official 26-man squad ahead of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar

Pellistri is the surprise name selected from the Premier League, given that he has failed to make a single competitive appearance for the Red Devils.

Nunez and Bentancur were always expected to be picked for the nation team and it was no shock to see them both included.

It will not be an easy task for Nunez to get a place in the starting line-up with both Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani selected for their fourth World Cup.

Tottenham midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur is the third Premier League star selected in the squad

Tottenham midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur is the third Premier League star selected in the squad

Edinson Cavani (left) and Luis Suarez (right) have been selected for their fourth World Cup

Edinson Cavani (left) and Luis Suarez (right) have been selected for their fourth World Cup

The former Liverpool and Man United stars have been instrumental for the national team over the years.

Cavani, 35, who has scored 58 goals in 133 caps for his country, is currently playing in the LaLiga for Valencia where he has scored four goals this season.

Former Barcelona star Suarez has notched 68 goals for Uruguay in 134 caps and remains an integral part of the squad.

Real Madrid midfielder Federico Valverde is arguably the highest-profile player in the squad, given his form for Los Blancos in both the LaLiga and Champions League so far this campaign. 

Real Madrid midfielder Federico Valverde is arguably one of the highest-profile players

Real Madrid midfielder Federico Valverde is arguably one of the highest-profile players

Experienced defender Diego Godin, Atletico Madrid’s Jose Gimenez and Barcelona youngster Ronald Araujo, who is currently sidelined with a thigh injury are some of the other big names included.

Arsenal transfer target and Orlando City winger Facundo Torres is also among the attacking options alongside Nunez, Suarez and Cavani.

Uruguay will kick-off their World Cup campaign against South Korea on Thursday, November 24 before then facing Portugal just four days later.

They will then come up against Ghana to round up the group-stage fixtures. 

URUGUAY SQUAD

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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