World Cup 2010: Uruguay Squad – Jorge Martinez Fails To Make The Cut

Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez all set for South Africa…
Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez has announced his final 23-man squad for the World Cup and insisted his side are well prepared following a final day of training in Montevideo.

“Our aim is to do a good job at the World Cup,” he told “I have it very clear in my mind what we need to do.”

Trabarez had named a provisional squad of 26 and so only needed to cut three players ahead of FIFA’s deadline today, and River Plate midfielder Jorge Rodriguez, Nacional winger Alvaro Gonzalez and Catania striker Jorge Martinez were the unlucky trio.

La Celeste have been drawn in Group A with hosts South Africa, Mexico and France and Tabarez was confident ahead of their opening match against les Bleus.

“Certain players that may have arrived with less playing time like [Martin] Caceres still have two weeks to improve their condition,” said the coach. “We will begin working on Thursday focusing on the tactics and concepts before our opening game against France.”

Goalkeepers -
Fernando Muslera Lazio (ITA)
Juan-Guillermo Castillo Deportivo Cali (COL)
Martin Silva Defensor Sporting
Defenders -
Diego Lugano Fenerbahce (TUR)
Diego Godin Villarreal (ESP)
Andres Scotti Colo Colo (CHI)
Jorge Fucile Porto (POR)
Martin Caceres Juventus (ITA)
Mauricio Victorino Universidad de Chile (CHI)
Maximiliano Pereira Benfica (POR)
Midfielders -
Walter Gargano Napoli (ITA)
Egidio Arevalo-Rios Penarol
Sebastian Eguren AIK (SWE)
Diego Perez Monaco (FRA)
Alvaro Pereira Porto (POR)
Alvaro Fernandez Universidad de Chile (CHI)
Ignacio Gonzalez Valencia (ESP)
Nicolas Lodeiro Ajax (NED)
Forwards -
Sebastian Fernandez Banfield (ARG)
Luis Suarez Ajax (NED)
Diego Forlan Atletico Madrid (ESP)
Edinson Cavani Palermo (ITA)
Sebastian Abreu Botafogo (BRA)