Uruguay have an settlement in place with Barcelona relating to the health of key defender Ronald Araujo, who had been anticipated to overlook the World Cup after opting to bear surgical procedure on a thigh damage as not too long ago as September.
Araujo, who was pressured to defend the choice to have surgical procedure, wasn’t prone to be slot in time to go to Qatar along with his nationwide group. However he was then named in Uruguay’s squad regardless of not even making it again onto the bench for Barça since earlier than going beneath the knife.
The 23-year-old has solely been an everyday worldwide since 2021 and has performed primarily at right-back for his nation this calendar yr. He wasn’t match sufficient to play any half in opposition to South Korea on Thursday, with Martin Caceres getting the not as an alternative.
“Now we have an excellent dialogue with Barcelona, now we have an settlement with Barcelona, now we have revered it and the participant continues to evolve,” coach Diego Alonso has revealed.
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The Uruguay boss added that ‘now we have not acquired this communication’ from Barcelona that the agreed upon restoration course of can cease.
Uruguay have been unable to discover a approach by in opposition to South Korea, taking only a level following the 0-0 draw. Diego Godin impressed on the again, whereas Luis Suarez struggled up entrance. Edinson Cavani got here off the bench and Darwin Nunez additionally did fairly nicely.
The 2-time World Cup champions are again in motion on Monday after they face Portugal in what’s arguably now a must-win sport in a aggressive Group H.