Forlan, Suarez missing for Angola match
On Wednesday, Diego Forlan and Luis Suarez, the forwards who led Uruguay to fourth place at the World Cup, were left out of the squad to play Angola in a friendly in August in Portugal.
Coach Oscar Tabarez will also miss the August 11 match in Lisbon.
The squad will be led by Juan Verzeri, coach of Uruguay's under-20
team. Tabarez is out of contract and involved in negotiations to
renew his deal.
Forlan and Suarez were left out for "personal reasons".
Midfielder Cristian Rodriguez, who missed the World Cup, is
Rodriguez was suspended for four games after receiving a
red card in the last match of South American qualifying and missing
the two-legged playoff that secured Uruguay's qualification.
The ban meant he would have missed the first two games in South Africa.
Goalkeepers: Juan Castillo (Deportivo Cali), Fernando Muslera
Defenders: Martin Caceres (Juventus), Diego Lugano (Fenerbahce)
Andres Scotti (Colo Colo), Carlos Valdez (Reggina), Mauricio
Victorino (Universidad de Chile), Diego Godin (Villarreal), Jorge
Fucile (FC Porto), Alvaro Gonzalez (Lazio), Maximiliano Pereira
Midfielders: Diego Perez (Monaco), Sebastian Eguren (Sporting
Gijon), Alvaro Fernandez (Seattle), Walter Gargano (Napoli),
Ignacio Gonzalez (Valencia), Jorge Martinez (Juventus), Alvaro
Pereira (FC Porto), Cristian Rodriguez (FC Porto), Jorge Rodriguez
(Jaguares, Mexico), Juan M. Diaz (River Plate, Uruguay).
Forwards: Sebastian Abreu (Botafogo), Leandro Cabrera (Atletico
Madrid), Edinson Cavani (Napoli), Sebastian Fernandez (Banfield),
Abel Hernandez (Palermo), Bruno Silva (Internacional, Brazil),
Jonathan Urretaviscaya (Deportivo La Coruna), Rodrigo Lopez