The Uruguay national team summoned Suarez to face Argentina and Bolivia after his absence from representing the “Celeste” since the 2022 Qatar World Cup.
Luis Suarez (Getty Images)
Argentine Marcelo Bielsa, coach of the Uruguay national team, decided to include veteran striker Luis Suarez in the ranks of the national team in preparation for the matches between Argentina and Bolivia in the 2026 World Cup qualifiers.
The Uruguayan Federation announced, through its account on the “X” platform, yesterday evening, Monday, the list of called-up players, where the main changes are the summoning of Gremio striker Suarez, the return of central defender Jose Maria Jimenez, and midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur.
The last appearance of the three players with the Uruguay national team was in the match in which the “Celeste” team exited the Qatar 2022 World Cup in the first round, against Ghana, and won with two unanswered goals.
The Uruguay national team is preparing to play two matches in the South American continent’s qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup, one of which will be against Lionel Messi and his teammates in the Argentine national team.
Suarez (36 years old) is one of the top scorers in the Brazilian league with his team Gremio, scoring 14 goals in 29 matches.
The Uruguay national team will meet Argentina in Buenos Aires, next November 17, and five days later it will host the Bolivia national team, in the framework of the fifth and sixth rounds of the qualifiers.
Argentina leads the overall standings with 12 points, followed by Uruguay, Brazil and Venezuela with 7 points each from 4 matches.
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