Defender included among Diego Alonso's 26 players for the trip to Qatar
Ronald Araujo is among the 26 players that Diego Alonso will be taking to the World Cup. However, right now he is carrying an adductor injury that required surgery and his availability to play is hanging on developments.
"We have spoken to Diego Alonso and it might be good for the player to go with his national team to Qatar" said Xavi to the press following the game with Almería last week.
World Cup debut
This is the first World Cup for Araujo, who made his international debut against Ecuador in 2020 in a qualifying game.
Uruguay are in Group H, where they'll be facing South Korea first, then Portugal and finally Ghana.
The full squad
Sergio Rochet (Nacional), Fernando Muslera (Galatasaray), Sebastián Sosa (Independiente Avellaneda), Ronald Araujo (Barça), Diego Godín (Vélez), José María Giménez (Atlético Madrid), Matías Viña (Roma), Mathías Olivera (Napoli), Sebastián Coates (Sporting Lisbon), José Luis Rodríguez (Nacional), Martín Cáceres (LA Galaxy), Guillermo Varela (Flamengo), Lucas Torreira (Galatasaray), Giorgian De Arrascaeta (Flamengo), Rodrigo Bentancur (Tottenham), Federico Valverde (Real Madrid), Matías Vecino (Lazio), Nicolás De La Cruz (River Plate), Agustín Canobbio (At. Paranaense), Facundo Pellistri (Man. United), Manuel Ugarte (Sporting Torres), Facundo Torres (Orlando City), Darwin Núñez (Liverpool), Luis Suárez (Nacional), Edinson Cavani (Valencia), Maximiliano Gómez (Trabzonspor).