Uruguay reveal preliminary World Cup squad

Uruguay reveal preliminary WC squad
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Luis Suarez, Diego Godin and Edinson Cavani headline Uruguay's 26-man squad for the 2018 World Cup finals.

Uruguay manager Oscar Tabarez has revealed his preliminary squad for this summer's World Cup finals.

The 26-man lineup includes stars of world football such as Barcelona striker Luis Suarez, Diego Godin of Atletico Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain's Edinson Cavani.

Former Middlesbrough forward Cristhian Stuani, now of Girona, and ex-Sunderland defender Sebastian Coates also make the cut.

Tabarez has until June 4 to name his final 23-man squad for the competition, which kicks off 10 days later.

Uruguay have been placed in Group A along with Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Russia.

Squad in full

Goalkeepers: Fernando Muslera, Martin Silva, Martin Campana

Defenders: Diego Godin, Sebastian Coates, Jose Maria Gimenez, Maximiliano Pereira, Gaston Silva, Martin Caceres, Guillermo Varela

Midfielders: Nahitan Nandez, Lucas Torreira, Matias Vecino, Federico Valverde, Rodrigo Bentancur, Carlos Sanchez, Giorgian De Arrascaeta, Diego Laxalt, Cristian Rodriguez, Jonathan Urretaviscaya, Nicolas Lodeiro, Gaston Ramirez

Forwards: Cristhian Stuani, Maximiliano Gomez, Edinson Cavani, Luis Suarez

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