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Suarez called up for Olympic squad

Updated: Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 18:23

Luis Suarez will feature for Uruguay at the London 2012 Olympic Games
Luis Suarez will feature for Uruguay at the London 2012 Olympic Games

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez is one of three over-age players included in the 18-man Uruguay squad for the London 2012.

Manager Oscar Washington Tabarez has also named prolific Napoli striker Edinson Cavani and Palermo's Egidio Arevalo Rios in the squad that will compete in Group A alongside Great Britain, Senegal and the United Arab Emirates.

Other familiar faces include Liverpool defender Sebastian Coates, Ajax midfielder Nicolas Lodeiro and Palermo attacker Abel Hernandez.

Uruguay, who won last year's Copa America and finished fourth at the 2010 World Cup, will face the United Arab Emirates in their opening game on 26 July.

Uruguay famously won football gold at the 1924 Summer Games in Paris and again four years later in Amsterdam.

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Country Total
USA 45 27 30 102
China 38 28 23 89
Great Britain 29 17 19 65
Russia 25 25 32 82
South Korea 13 8 7 28
Ireland 1 1 3 5
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