Suarez, Cavani in for World Cup campaign

Veteran Uruguay strikers Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani have been included in coach Diego Alonso's 26-man squad for the World Cup in Qatar.

Suarez and Cavani, both 35, are expected to play in their fourth and last World Cup.

Three other experienced members of the squad were also named - goalkeeper Fernando Muslera and defenders Diego Godin and Martin Caceres.

Uruguay are in Group H with Portugal, South Korea and Ghana.

The team's first match in Qatar will be against South Korea on November 24.

Alonso included Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo in his squad even though the player is still recovering from right thigh surgery.


Goalkeepers: Fernando Muslera (Galatasaray), Sergio Rochet (Nacional), Sebastian Sosa, (Independiente).

Defenders: Diego Godin (Velez Sarsfield), Jose Maria Gimenez (Atletico Madrid), Sebastian Coates (Sporting Lisbon), Martin Caceres (Los Angeles Galaxy), Ronald Araujo (Barcelona), Matias Vina (Roma), Mathias Olivera (Napoli), Guillermo Varela (Flamengo), Jose Luis Rodriguez (Nacional).

Midfielders: Matias Vecino (Lazio), Rodrigo Bentancur (Tottenham), Federico Valverde (Real Madrid), Lucas Torreira (Galatasaray), Manuel Ugarte (Sporting Lisbon), Facundo Pellistri (Manchester United), Nicolas De la Cruz (River Plate), Giorgian de Arrascaeta (Flamengo), Agustin Canobbio (Athletico Paranaense) and Facundo Torres (Orlando City).

Forwards: Darwin Nunez (Liverpool), Luis Suarez (Nacional), Edinson Cavani (Valencia), Maximiliano Gomez (Trabzonspor).