Luis Suárez, to the Copa América 2019 with Uruguay
The doubts had caused the fans to hold their breath. Is that the top scorer of the historical team that commands the coach Oscar Tabárez was operated at the beginning of May of a knee and his participation was in doubt, in a tournament that is historic for Uruguay.
The top winner of the Copa América with 15 titles, the celestial team usually takes this tournament to its chest, which it won for the last time in 2011, and the presence or absence of Suarez is a determining factor.
The truth is that by charisma and goalscoring ability, and by his explosive partnership with Cavani (PSG), the striker of Barcelona is a fundamental figure if Uruguay wants to aspire to the title.
The list of 23 summoned by Tabárez does not include surprises, and maintains its usual spine with Fernando Muslera in the goal, the defender and captain Diego Godín -who recently left Atlético de Madrid and could pass to Italian Inter-, striker Edinson Cavani of the French PSG and Suarez, according to the official statement of the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF).
The 23 of Tabárez
The DT presented his list on Thursday to the limit of the regulatory period, partly by Suarez, and partly because some players were still required by their clubs.
This is the definitive list of summoned by Uruguay for the Copa América-2019:
Archers: Fernando Muslera (Galatasaray / Turkey), Martín Silva (Libertad / Paraguay), Martín Campaña (Independiente / Argentina).
Defenses: Diego Godín (still without a team), Sebastián Coates (Sporting Lisbon / Portugal), José María Giménez (Atlético de Madrid / Spain), Giovanni González (Peñarol / Uruguay), Martín Cáceres (Juventus / Italy).
Midfielders: Diego Laxalt (Milan / Italy), Nahitan Nández (Boca Juniors / Argentina), Lucas Torreira (Arsenal / England), Matias Vecino (Inter / Italy), Rodrigo Bentancur (Juventus / Italy), Nicolas Lodeiro (Seattle Sounders / USA ), Federico Valverde (Real Madrid / Spain), Giorgian De Arrascaeta (Flamengo / Brazil), Marcelo Saracchi (RB Leipzig / Germany).
Forwards: Cristhian Stuani (Girona / Spain), Gaston Pereiro (PSV Eindhoven / Netherlands), Edinson Cavani (PSG / France), Maximiliano Gómez (Celta / Spain), Jonathan Rodríguez (Cruz Azul / Mexico) and Luis Suarez (Barcelona / Spain).