Copa America Centenario: Uruguay 23-man roster released
Uruguay will be aiming to add a 16th Copa America trophy this summer. (Source: AFP)

Copa America Centenario: Uruguay 23-man roster released

Oscar Tabarez has named his 23-man squad ahead of this summer's Copa America tournament.

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Uruguay are gearing up for the Copa America Centenario tournament in June and announced their 23-man squad with three weeks until their first game.

The return of Suarez

The main storyline of the squad comes in the form of Luis Suarez's return to tournament football at international level. Suarez was banned for four months and nine matches after biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini in the World Cup in 2014. The Barcelona star missed last summer's Copa America, in which his country were eliminated in the Quarter Finals.

Suarez will be partnered in attack by PSG forward Edinson Cavani and both will be hoping to lead Uruguay to their 16th Copa America trophy.

Luis Suarez returns to competition with Uruguay this summer. (Photo by Sandro Preyra/LatinContent/Getty Images)
Luis Suarez returns to competition with Uruguay this summer. (Photo by Sandro Preyra/LatinContent/Getty Images)

Gaston Ramirez makes the squad, despite suffering a horrific-looking injury in Middlesbrough's league match last weekend, as does his club teammate Cristhian Stuani. Galatasaray number one Fernando Muslera will be between the sticks for his side, to no one's surprise. There are few surprises in the squad, with all the stars included. 

Full Squad

Goalkeepers: Martin Campana (Independiente), Fernando Muslera (Galatasaray), Martin Silva (Vasco de Gama)

Defenders: Sebastian Coates (Sporting Lisbon), Jorge Fucile (Nacional), Jose Gimenez (Atletico Madrid), Diego Godin (Atletico Madrid), Alvaro Pereira (Getafe), Maximiliano Pereira (Porto), Mauricio Victorino (Nacional).

Midfielders: Mathias Corujo (Universidad de Chile), Alvaro Gonzalez (Atlas), Nicolas Lodeiro (Boca Juniors), Gaston Ramirez (Middlesbrough), Egidio Arevalo Rios (Atlas), Cristian Rodriguez (Independiente), Carlos Sanchez (Monterrey), Matias Vecino (Fiorentina).

Forwards: Edinson Cavani (PSG), Luis Suarez (Barcelona), Cristhian Stuani (Middlesbrough), Abel Hernandez (Hull City), Diego Rolan (Bordeaux).

Oscar Tabarez's men won't have an easy time in Group C as they will meet Jamaica, Mexico and Venezuela.  Uruguay will face Mexico in their opener at the University of Phoenix Stadium on June 5th. With Suarez and Cavani resuming their partnership and leading the line, there are plenty of possibilities for this Uruguay side heading into the summer. 

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