Copa America 2015: Uruguay’s Squad Lineup

Uruguay's best player, Luis Suarez, is still suspended from his bite of Italian Giorgio Chellini in the World Cup, but Uruguay is a favorite in Copa America. (Getty)

Uruguay’s best player, Luis Suarez, is still suspended from his bite of Italian Giorgio Chellini in the World Cup, but Uruguay is a favorite in Copa America. (Getty)

Copa America 2015 begins on June 11, 2015 in Chile and Uruguay is one of the favorites. They will open with a match against Jamaica on June 13, and are also in the same group as World Cup runner-up Argentina.

Uruguay’s Copa America schedule is as follows:

June 13, 2015 : Jamaica at Estadio Regional de Antofagasta in Antofagasta, Chile ( Uruguay won 1-0)

June 16, 2015 : Argentina at Estadio La Portada in La Serena, Chile ( Argentina won 1-0 )

June 20, 2015 : Paraguay at Estadio La Portada in La Serena, Chile ( The teams drew 1-1 )

The knockout stages began on June 24, 2015, with Uruguay losing 1-0 to hosts Chile at Estadio Nacional Julio Martínez Prádanos in Ñuñoa, Chile. Uruguay finished third in Group B, while Chile won Group A.

In 2011, Uruguay faced off with Chile, Peru, and Mexico, finishing second in the group to the Chileans. They earned a berth in the knockout round with Argentina and tied them 1-1 in regular time before beating the Argentines 5-4 on penalty kicks. They earned a championship berth by beating Peru 2-0. Uruguay then faced Paraguay in the championship match and won their 15th Copa America championship by a 3-0 scoreline.

On May 23, 2015, Oscar Tabarez confirmed Uruguay’s lineup for Copa America 2015.

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

Defenders: Maximiliano Pereira (Benfica), José María Giménez (Atletico Madrid), Diego Godín (Atletico Madrid), Sebastián Coates (Sunderland), Gastón Silva (Torino), Álvaro Pereira (Estudiantes LP), Mathías Corujo (Universidad de Chile), Jorge Fucile (Nacional).

Midfielders: Álvaro González (Torino), Carlos Sánchez (River Plate), Egidio Arévalo Ríos (Tigres), Guzmán Pereira (Universidad de Chile), Nicolas Lodeiro (Boca Juniors), Cristian Rodríguez (Atlético Madrid), Giorgian De Arrascaeta (Cruzeiro).

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


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