Coach Diego Alonso announced the list of soccer players who will seek to strike at the international event. The details
It will be Luis Suárez's last World Cup. Photo: REUTERS/Murad Sezer/File Photo
10 days before the start of the World Cup to be played in Qatar, Uruguay announced the definitive list of the protagonists who will represent Celeste at the international event. His coach, Diego Alonso, chose to use the 26 available slots, among which the presence of Luis Suárez, Edinson Cavani, Fernando Muslera and Diego Godín, who make up the most experienced group.
He also confirmed the presence of the young people who are part of the generational change such as Ronald Araújo (Barcelona), Rodrigo Bentancur (Tottenham), Federico Valverde (Real Madrid), Facundo Pellistri (Manchester United) and Darwin Núñez(Liverpool), to cite a few cases. The detail is that the defender who plays for Culé underwent surgery for an injury to the long adductor tendon of his right leg towards the end of September and will reach the limit in the Gulf country.
The strategist from Montevideo, who received the nickname Tornadoduring his time as a striker due to his ability to get rid of defenders, will embody this new challenge with the mission of lifting the third Charrúa title, after those obtained in the 1930and 1950 editions.
Alonso took office in Uruguay after the dismissal of Oscar Tabárez in a tie that seemed complex for the two-time world champion His background as group leader in the titles he achieved with Pachuca and Monterrey (both from Mexico) in the Concacaf Champions League excited the authorities to establish the change of command.
The Charrúa team made official the listra through a very creative video
With a methodical profile, which he learned from the SpaniardRafael Benítez in Valencia, and his football philosophy, transferred by the teacher Luis Aragonés in Atlético de Madrid , the DT will bet on the 26 protagonists who will participate in the most coveted event on the planet. For this, it will have 8 plares that have been part of its structure since it assumed its new cycle: Sergio Rochet, Ronald Araujo, Mathías Olivera, Facundo Pellistri, Federico Valverde, Giorgian De Arrascaeta, Luis Suárez and Darwin Núñez. In addition, Valverde represents an undisputed piece and former Boca, Rodrigo Bentancur, make up the new axis of the midfield, to the detriment of Nahitan Nández, who was surprisingly left out.
Other bets on the Tornado rely on the consolidation of Rochet in goal, even when a historical figure like Fernando Muslera recovered from his injury; the location of Ronald Araújo and Mathías Olivera on the wings of the defense plus the use of Pellistri and De Arrascaeta to generate play on the wings in the midfield.
< p class="paragraph">On offense, meanwhile, they have the local legend called Lucho Suárez, who at 35 < b>will play his fourth World Cup which will mean his farewell to the charrúa team after 15 seasons as a stable member. The Gunslinger is the top scorer in the Celesteand in Qatar he will seek to become the top scorer for his country in World Cups, something he will achieve with two conquests to beat Oscar Miguez (8). His main offensive partner will be the Liverpool star Darwin Núñez and as an alternative appears Edinson Cavani ; another hero of the national team.
Uruguay (13th), third South American team in the FIFA ranking after Brazil (1st) and Argentina (3rd), will play their 14th World Cupwith the pressure for its good productions in the last three editions: third in South Africa, twelfth in Brazil and fifth in Russia. The Celeste d will debut against South Korea, on Thursday, November 24 at the Ciudad de la Educación Stadium for the first date of the Group H. Four days later she will face Portugal in Lusail, in what threatens to be one of the most attractive matches of the first round; and will finish the initial phase against Ghana on Friday, December 2 at Al Janoub Stadium.
THE LIST OF URUGUAY
The 26 protagonists of Uruguay who will seek the third world title in Qatar