Uruguay Full Team Squad For FIFA World Cup 2022

Uruguay the winner of the inaugural edition of the FIFA World Cup hasn’t done that much well in the biggest stage of world football in the recent years. They reached the semifinal and finished 4th in 2010 and then qualified for the round of 16 and quarterfinal in 2014 and 2018 respectively. Oscar Tabarez will be in charge of Uruguay national team for the 5th time in a FIFA WC. Although they are not among the favorites to win the title, they are still a formidable side. Here is the full chart of players who will feature in 2022 FIFA WC.

Uruguay Team Squad For FIFA WC 2022

Position Player Name Current Club
Goalkeeper Fernando Muslera Galatasaray
Goalkeeper Martin Campana Al Batin
Goalkeeper Sergio Rochet Nacional
Defender Diego Godin Cagliari
Defender Jose Gimenez Atletico Madrid
Defender Ronald Araujo FC Barcelona
Defender Sebastian Coates Sporting CP
Defender Martin Caceres Cagliari
Defender Giovanni Gonzalez Penarol
Defender Matias Vina AS Roma
Defender Camilo Candido Nacional
Midfielder Matias Vecino Inter Milan
Midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur Juventus
Midfielder Federico Valverde Real Madrid
Midfielder Nicolas De La Cruz River Plate
Midfielder Nahitan Nandez Cagliari
Midfielder Giorgian De Arrascaeta Flamengo
Midfielder Lucas Torreira Fiorentina
Midfielder Brian Rodriguez Los Angeles FC
Midfielder Fernando Gorriarán Santos Laguna
Forward Luis Suarez Atletico Madrid
Forward Edinson Cavani Manchester United
Forward Maxi Gomez Valencia CF
Forward Facundo Torres Penarol
Forward Darwin Nunez SL Benfica
Forward Jonathan Rodriguez Cruz Azul

Manager: Oscar Tabarez.

Fernando Muslera the experienced goal stopper is going to feature in his 4th world cup. He is definitely the number one choice for the spot for Tabarez. Thus the Galatasary is going to guard the goal posts once again in the Qatar WC. The two alternatives for him will be Al Batin’s Martin Campana and Nacional goalie Sergio Rochet.

Uruguay has got quality defenders and their defense is a mixture of youth and experience. As Tabarez tends to change formation regularly based on respective match opponents, there might be 2 CBs against comparatively weaker opponents and 3 CBs against the stronger sides. Cagliari’s Diego Godin is an auto choice and he is expected to make a partnership with Jose Gimenez. FC Barcelona star Ronald Araujo should also get his chances on regular occasion. Meanwhile, Martin Caceres and Sebastian Coates should be the substitution options. Nahitan Nandez is the first choice right back for the country while AS Roma’s full back Matias Vina will be the first choice option at the left side of the defense.

We expect Tabarez to field 3 or 4 midfielders in the starting XI based on his formation. Federico Valverde is perhaps the most crucial man in the middle while Inter Milan’s Matias Vecino should continue to be the first choice defensive midfielder. The 3rd option in the mid might be Juventus man Rodrigo Bentancur. Flamengo’s Giorgian De Arrascaeta is expected to play at the attacking midfielder position. River Plate man Nicolas De La Cruz and MLS star Brian Rodriguez will also be the handy options for the Uruguay boss.

In the attack, Luis Suarez would be the main weapon. The experienced forward will be the most vital player in the squad. The former Barca striker has been in red hot form at his current club Atletico de Madrid. The Uruguayan fans would love to see him carry his form to the FIFA World Cup. Manchester United forward Edinson Cavani is another crucial player up front. He should be the partner of Suarez in the front line. Darwin Nunez, the 22 years old SL Benfica young forward is expected to come off the bench on regular occasions.

Predicted Starting Lineup:

Formation: 3-4-1-2.

Goalkeeper: Fernando Muslera.

Defense: Diego Godin, Jose Gimenez, Ronald Araujo, Matias Vina.

Midfield: Nahitan Nandez, Federico Valverde, Matias Vecino, Rodrigo Bentancur, Giorgian De Arrascaeta.

Forward: Luis Suarez, Edinson Cavani.

Key Players:

Luis Suarez, Edinson Cavani, Fernando Muslera, Federico Valverde, Jose Gimenez, Ronald Araujo.

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