MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Luis Suárez returned to Uruguay's national team on Monday for two South American World Cup qualifying games, including one at Argentina against Lionel Messi.
The 36-year-old Gremio striker, one of the top scorers in the Brazilian league with 14 goals in 29 matches, is in the squad that will play in Buenos Aires on Thursday and host Bolivia five days later.
World Cup champion Argentina leads South American qualifying with 12 points. Uruguay, Brazil and Venezuela come next with seven points each from four matches.
Goalkeepers: Sergio Rochet (Internacional), Franco Israel (Sporting Lisbon), Santiago Mele (Junior Barranquilla)
Defenders: Ronald Araujo (Barcelona), José María Giménez (Atletico Madrid), Sebastián Cáceres (America), Matías Viña (Sassuolo), Bruno Méndez (Corinthians), Guillermo Varela (Flamengo), Mathías Olivera (Napoli)
Midfielders: Manuel Ugarte (Paris Saint-Germain), Rodrigo Bentancur (Tottenham), Federico Valverde (Real Madrid), Felipe Carballo (Gremio), Agustín Canobbio (Athletico Paranaense), Nicolás de la Cruz (River Plate), Giorgian de Arrascaeta (Flamengo), Facundo Pellistri (Manchester United), Maximiliano Araújo (Toluca), Facundo Torres (Orlando City)
Forwards: Cristian Olivera (Los Angeles FC), Federico Viñas (Leon), Darwin Núñez (Liverpool), Luis Suárez (Gremio)
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