Ready, steady, go!

Ready, steady, go!

Diego Alonso selected its players for the next friendlies, the last ones previous the Qatar 2022 World Cup. Uruguay will face Iran in Austria on September 23 and Canada in Slovakia on September 27. 

It has key absences at different points on the pitch. José María Giménez, one of the most important players in the central zone of the defense, has a new physical problem and is not part of this call. In addition, Diego Godín is still injured and at this point is a doubt for the World Cup and Sebastián Coates, who was reserved in the first instance, could not finish his game with Sporting Lisboa and is also absent. Leandro Cabrera, from Espanyol, was called up in his place.

In attacking zone Edinson Cavani will not be part of the squad as he recently joined his new club, Valencia, and will stay in Spain in this international matches.


Agustín Rogel

The 24-year-old central defender will have his first opportunity in the senior team. He was recently incorporated by Hertha Berlin, from the German Bundesliga.

Agustín Canobbio

Fight for a position as a right winger. He qualified for the Copa Libertadores de América final with Athlético Paranaense.

Brian Ocampo

Transferred to Cádiz a few weeks ago, where he has had a good number of minutes despite arriving a short time ago. He is also fighting for a chance on the attacking flanks.

Martín Satriano

The young Empoli striker got into the squad in place of Edinson Cavani and is looking to put pressure on the coach.

Some absences

Joaquín Piquerez

The Palmeiras left-back seems to lose his substitute position to Matías Viña, despite the fact that the Roma player is not getting many opportunities in the team led by José Mourinho

Rodrigo Zalazar

Good performance in Schalke 04. He got into the reserved list but did not manage to get a place in this final list and has not yet debuted in the major sky blue team.

Facundo Torres

Brilliant moment in the Major League Soccer. One of the most surprising absences from the squad

Brian Rodríguez

Usual in the squads of the previous coaching staff. He moved from the United States to Mexico in search of a place in Qatar but did not achieve his goal.

Agustín Álvarez

The Sassuolo striker seems to have been displaced by Martín Satriano. He managed to score his first goal in Serie A.

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