Suarez, Cavani lead Uruguay World Cup squad

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Luis Suarez was England's chief tormentor in their 2014 World Cup defeat to Uruguay Credit PA
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05 Junio, 2018

Saudi Arabia have been written off by many as one of weakest teams in the World Cup.

They are not counted among the favourites for the tournament but have the firepower to beat anyone on their day.

"I feel very good".

The South Americans are expected to top their group and will be eager to improve on their last World Cup campaign, which resulted in a defeat to Colombia in the last-16 in Brazil.

The fact that the Uruguay national football team won the first ever FIFA World Cup is something that can never be taken away from La Celeste.

Egypt and Saudi Arabia are countries that have struggled to replicate continental cup form into success on the world stage. These factors may be to the detriment of the team's focus, and could reduce their chances of making it out of their group.

This latest Russia team has hardly been convincing either during the extended build-up to the tournament. Despite being a relatively small nation Uruguay are no short of producing talented footballers and they had a relatively easier qualification round under veteran manager Oscar Tabarez. If both of them can stay healthy, Uruguay should not be afraid of any defence in the tournament. He's the greatest thing to come out of Essex since Nick Frost.

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The squad contains 11 of the players from the 2014 finals in Brazil, with seven remaining from South Africa 2010 when Uruguay reached the semi-finals.

Diego Godin - The Uruguay captain is a no-nonsense defender who has been capped more than 100 times for his country.

The striker is a polarising figure. Bert van Marwijk, who led them to the World Cup, was sacked by their FA and replaced by Edgardo Bauza who lasted only for 5 games. The team is currently managed by Juan Antonio Pizzi who has managed to turn their fortunes around in last few months. The 70-year-old has used a wheelchair since he was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome in 2016.


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