World Cup 2014 squads: Luis Suárez and Edinson Cavani headline Uruguay roster

Stu Forster

Óscar Tabárez has named his 30-man provision squad that includes strikers Luis Suárez and Edinson Cavani.

Uruguay have begun preparations for next month's World Cup in Brazil with the announcement of their 30-man provisional roster on Tuesday. Strikers Luis Suárez and Edinson Cavani are the big names on a roster that features no real surprises.

Suárez is coming off his best season as a professional, leading Liverpool to a second place finish in the Premier League. The striker won two major individual awards and led the EPL with 31 goals. Cavani scored 25 goals for Paris Saint-Germain this season across all competitions.

Several players, including Gastón Ramírez, José María Giménez, Cristian Rodríguez, Alejandro Silva, Abel Hernández and Christian Stuani, could all get a chance to make their World Cup debut.

Uruguay will play friendlies against Northern Ireland and Slovenia before beginning World Cup group stage play on June 14 against Costa Rica.

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

Defenders: Maximiliano Pereira (Benfica), Diego Lugano (West Bromwich Albion), Diego Godin (Atletico Madrid), José María Giménez (Atletico Madrid), Sebastián Coates (Liverpool), Martín Cáceres (Juventus), Jorge Fucile (Porto).

Midfielders: Alejandro Silva (Lanus), Álvaro González (Lazio), Álvaro Pereira (Sao Paulo), Walter Gargano (Parma), Egidio Arévalo Ríos (Morelia), Diego Pérez (Bologna), Sebastian Eguren (Palmeiras), Cristian Rodríguez (Atletico Madrid), Gastón Ramírez (Southampton), Nicolas Lodeiro (Botafogo).

Forwards: Luis Suárez (Liverpool), Edinson Cavani (Paris St-Germain), Abel Hernández (Palermo), Diego Forlan (Cerezo Osaka), Christian Stuani (Espanyol).

Standby players: Andrés Scotti (Nacional), Alvaro Fernandez (Gimnasia La Plata), Gonzalo Castro (Real Sociedad).

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