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The star duo will be joined by Arevalo Rios as the third over-age player, as Oscar Tabarez's men set their sights on a record third Olympic gold medal in London.

Uruguay will depend on Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani to lead the line for the team's Olympics campaign this summer.

Coach Oscar Tabarez's squad for London 2012 will be officially announced on Monday, but the 18-man list to be presented is already known after Saturday's warmup friendly against local side Central Espanol.

Suarez is joined by Liverpool teammate Sebastian Coates, while Palermo midfielder Edigio Arevalo Rios is the third over-age player representing La Celeste along with the two high-profile strikers.

The rest of the team is mainly made up of the most promising talents from Uruguay's domestic Primera Division, although there is also room for playmaker Nicolas Lodeiro, who recently left Ajax for Botafogo, as well as in-demand Bologna star Gaston Ramirez.

The Copa America champion has recently moved up to third in the FIFA world rankings, and will be among the favorites to collect the Olympic gold medal at the summer games.

Uruguay has been drawn in Group A, where it will face UAE, Senegal and host Great Britain.

Uruguay Olympic squad:


Name Club
Goalkeepers:  
Martín Campana  Cerro Largo
Leandro Gelpi   Penarol
Defenders:  
Matías Aguirregaray   Palermo
Emiliano Albin Penarol
Ramon Arias    Defensor Sporting
Sebastian Coates   Liverpool
Diego Polenta   Bari
Alexis Rolin     Nacional
Midfielders:  
Maximiliano Calzada   Nacional
Nicolas Lodeiro  Botafogo
Gaston Ramírez   Bologna
Egidio Arevalo Ríos Palermo
Jonathan Urretaviscaya   Vitoria Guimaraes
Tabare Viudez Nacional
Attackers:  
Edinson Cavani Napoli
Abel Hernandez   Palermo
Luis Suarez Liverpool

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