MONTEVIDEO - Uruguay have named 22 foreign-based players for their World Cup qualifiers against Peru and Colombia next month. Uruguay, sixth in the 10-nation South American group with 18 points and four matches to go, face Peru in Lima on September 5 and Colombia at the Centenario in Montevideo four days later. Brazil, who have 27 points, lead the way. The top four qualify for the 2010 finals in South Africa and the fifth-placed country goes into a playoff with a team from the CONCACAF region. Also above Uruguay are Chile with 26 points, Paraguay 24, Argentina 22 and Ecuador 20. The Uruguayan Football Association said home-based players may be added to the squad at a later date. Squad: Goalkeepers - Juan Castillo (Botafogo), Fernando Muslera (Lazio) Defenders - Diego Lugano (Fenerbahce), Martin Caceres (Juventus), Diego Godin (Villarreal), Andres Scotti (Argentinos Juniors), Carlos Valdez (Reggina), Bruno Silva (Ajax Amsterdam), Jorge Fucile (Porto) Midfielders - Walter Gargano (Napoli), Alvaro Fernandez (Vitoria Setubal), Sebastian Eguren (Villarreal), Alvaro Pereira, Cristian Rodriguez (both Porto), Jorge Martinez (Catania), Diego Perez (Monaco) Forwards - Luis Suarez (Ajax), Sebastian Abreu (Aris Salonika), Edinson Cavani (Palermo), Rodrigo Lopez (Velez Sarsfield), Sebastian Fernandez (Banfield), Diego Forlan (Atletico Madrid)
21 August 2009
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