Uruguay will play against Mexico, the United States and Jamaica in June without Luis Suárez or Rodrigo Betancourt, the team announced this Wednesday when it announced its list of 26 players.
Suarez, “will undergo preventive osteoarticular hygienic treatment, as scheduled, to make the best of the second half of the year that ends with the World Cup in Qatar”, Celeste published on her Twitter account.
El Pistolero, 35, a key figure in the national team, played his last game as a forward this Sunday for Atletico Madrid, with whom his contract expires at the end of the season.
He still hasn’t given any clue about his future, but retirement plans can be made.
Due to injury, the coach will not count on Betancur (25), a Tottenham Hotspur midfielder.
Last Sunday, playing a match with the English team, the Uruguay team said “he had to be substituted due to severe lumbar chest pain in the second half”, and “sports is on rest and pain therapy”.
Health problems also left Martin Satriano, Sebastian Casares, Brian Ocampo and Nicolas López.
Alonso recently told AFP that the friendly would be “a great opportunity to work for us” and not just beat the opponent, as happened in the qualifiers.
Uruguay will face Jamaica on June 2 at the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, USA, on June 2 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, on June 5, and Jamaica on June 11 at Centenario Stadium, where the crowd will bid farewell to Celeste. before the world cup.
In Qatar, the South Americans will have Portugal, Ghana and South Korea as opponents in Group H.
– List of invitees:
Goalkeepers: Sergio Rochette (National/URU), Fernando Muslera (Galatasaray/TUR) and Sebastian Sosa (Independent/ARG).
Defenders: Diego Godin (Atletico-MG/BRA), Jose María Jiménez (Atlético Madrid/ESP), Ronald Araujo (FC Barcelona/ESP), Sebastian Coates (Sporting CP/POR), Martin Cáceres (Levente/ESP), Damien Suarez (Getafe/ESP), Guillermo Varela (Dynamo Moscow/RUS), Matias Vina (Rome/ITA) and Mathias Oliveira (Getafe/ESP).
Midfielders: Lucas Torreira (Fiorentina/ITA), Mattias Vecino (Inter Milan/ITA), Federico Valverde (Real Madrid/ESP), Mauro Arambari (Getafe/ESP), Nicolas de la Cruz (River Plate/ARG), Manuel Ugarte ( Sporting CP/POR), Fernando Goriaran (Santos Laguna/MEX), Giorgione de Arrascaeta (Flamingo/BRA), Fasundo Pellistri (Deportivo Alavés/ESP) and Agustín Canobio (Athlético Paranance/BRA).
Forwards: Edinson Cavani (Manchester United/ING), Darwin Nunez (Darwin Nunez/POR), Diego Rossi (Fenerbahce/Ture) and Maximiliano Gomez (Valencia/ESP).