Uruguay names Copa America squad; Luis Suarez still suspended for bite

Monday May 11th, 2015

Defending champion Uruguay has named its Copa America roster, and it's missing a key component of its 2011 squad that won the tournament for a record 15th time.

Luis Suarez, who scored four goals and was named most valuable player of the 2011 Copa America, remains suspended for his bite of Giorgio Chiellini at the 2014 World Cup, leaving veterans Edinson Cavani and Diego Godin to headline manager Oscar Tabarez's squad. Uruguay was drawn into Group B with Argentina, Paraguay and Jamaica for the tournament in Chile that kicks off on June 11.

Here is Uruguay's 27-man roster, which will be pared down to 23 for the tournament:

GOALKEEPERS: Fernando Muslera (Galatasaray), Martín Silva (Vasco da Gama), Rodrigo Muñoz (Libertad)

DEFENDERS: Maximiliano Pereira (Benfica), Matías Aguirregaray (Estudiantes LP), José María Giménez (Atletico Madrid), Diego Godín (Atletico Madrid), Sebastián Coates (Sunderland), Emiliano Velázquez (Getafe), Gastón Silva (Torino), Álvaro Pereira (Estudiantes LP), Mathías Corujo (Universidad de Chile), Jorge Fucile (Nacional)

MIDFIELDERS: Camilo Mayada (River Plate), Álvaro González (Torino), Carlos Sánchez (River Plate), Egidio Arévalo Ríos (Tigres), Walter Gargano (Napoli), Guzmán Pereira (Universidad de Chile), Nicolás Lodeiro (Boca Juniors), Cristian Rodríguez (Atlético Madrid), Giorgian De Arrascaeta (Cruzeiro)

FORWARDS: Diego Rolan (Bordeaux), Jonathan Rodríguez (Benfica), Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint-Germain), Cristhian Stuani (Espanyol), Abel Hernández (Hull City)

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