Chevanton Selected In Uruguay Squad

Oscar Washington Tabarez, the coach of the Uruguayan national team, has reserved 24 players for next month's World Cup qualifiers against Argentina and Bolivia...

The biggest surprise in Tabarez's squad was the inclusion of Sevilla striker Javier Chevanton, who will be part of the side for the first time during the 2010 World Cup qualifiers.

His recent good form with Sevilla didn't go unnoticed by Tabarez, and the fact that star striker Diego Forlan will miss both qualifiers because of an injury made his choice all the much easier.

Another addition to the squad is that of Palermo striker Edinson Cavani, who has been in top form with his Italian club so far this season. Banfield striker Sebastian Fernandez also made the team.

Otherwise the Uruguay squad is fairly similar to the one that faced Colombia and Ecuador last month. Uruguay beat Colombia 1-0 in Bogota, but then could only manage a goalless draw with Ecuador in Montevideo.

Uruguay Squad For Argentina, Bolivia Qualifiers

Goalkeepers: Juan Castillo (Botafogo) and Fabian Carini (Real Murcia).

Defenders: Diego Lugano (Fenerbahce), Diego Godin (Villarreal), Martin Caceres (Barcelona), Jorge Fucile (FC Porto), Bruno Silva (Ajax Amsterdam), Carlos Valdez (Reggina), Andres Scotti (Argentinos Juniors) and Juan Manuel Diaz (Estudiantes de La Plata).

Midfielders: Diego Perez (Monaco), Maximiliano Pereira (Benfica), Alvaro Gonzalez (Boca Juniors), Walter Gargano (Napoli), Sebastian Eguren (Villarreal), Cristian Rodriguez (FC Porto) and Ignacio Gonzalez (Newcastle United).

Strikers: Edinson Cavani (Palermo), Javier Chevanton (Sevilla), Luis Suarez (Ajax Amsterdam), Sebastian Abreu (River Plate), Vicente Sanchez (Schalke 04), Robert Flores (River Plate) and Sebastian Fernandez (Banfield).

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