May 31, 2014 / 5:02 PM / 4 years ago

Uruguay name 23-man World Cup squad

Uruguay's national soccer team players Martin Silva (R), Alvaro Pereira (2nd R), Fernando Muslera (3rd R), Alejandro Silva (4th R) and Diego Perez (L) jog with a member of the staff during a team training session at the team's headquarters in the outskirts of Montevideo, May 19, 2014. REUTERS/Andres Stapff

MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) - Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez named the following 23 players in his World Cup squad on Saturday:

Goalkeepers: Fernando Muslera (Galatasaray), Martin Silva (Vasco da Gama), Rodrigo Munoz (Libertad)

Defenders: Maximiliano Pereira (Benfica), Diego Lugano (West Bromwich Albion), Diego Godin, Jose Maria Gimenez (both Atletico Madrid), Sebastian Coates (Liverpool), Martin Caceres (Juventus), Jorge Fucile (Porto)

Midfielders: Alvaro Gonzalez (Lazio), Alvaro Pereira (Sao Paulo), Walter Gargano (Parma), Egidio Arevalo Rios (Morelia), Diego Perez (Bologna), Cristian Rodriguez (Atletico Madrid), Gaston Ramirez (Southampton), Nicolas Lodeiro (Botafogo)

Forwards: Luis Suarez (Liverpool), Edinson Cavani (Paris St Germain), Abel Hernandez (Palermo), Diego Forlan (Cerezo Osaka), Christian Stuani (Espanyol)

Reporting by Malena Castaldi; Writing by Rex Gowar

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