Uruguay announces official 23-man squad for 2018 FIFA World Cup
It is now only 10 days until the start of the 2018 FIFA World Cup and Uruguay announced its official 23-man squad for the competition this Saturday, June 2. Los Charruas have been crowned world champions on two previous occasions and will be looking for a successful tournament this summer with a very talented roster.
The three goalkeepers that Oscar Tabarez has decided to call up are Fernando Muslera, Martin Campana and Martin Silva. The defense is an experienced core with Diego Godin, Maxi Pereira, Sebastian Coates, Martin Caceres, Jose Maria Gimenez, Guillermo Varela and Gaston Silva.
The midfield has some of the most youthful players on the team and some experience with Carlos Sanchez, Rodrigo Bentancur, Cristian Rodriguez, Nahitan Nandez, Giorgian De Arrascaeta, Lucas Torreira, Matias Vecino, Diego Laxalt and Jonathan Urretaviscaya.
The attack features some of the most notable players on the squad with Edinson Cavani, Maxi Gomez, Cristhian Stuani and Luis Suarez.
The youngest player on the squad id Rodrigo Bentancur at 20 years old and the oldest player is goalkeeper Martin Silva at 35 years old. The average age of the squad is 28 years old and there are a total of 10 players that are over 30 years old.
— Selección Uruguaya (@Uruguay) June 2, 2018
Los Charruas have 14 players that play in Europe, two that play in Uruguay, two that play in Brazil, two that play in Mexico and three that militate in Argentina. Of the 14 players that play in Europe, five play in the Italian Serie A and another five play in the Spanish La Liga.
Uruguay has a friendly match against Uzbekistan on June 7, before taking on Egypt to start off their run in the 2018 FIFA World Cup on June 15.