Confederations Cup: Diego Forlan on Uruguay bench for Spain clash

Forlan misses out owing to Suarez's strong season with Liverpool while Edinson Cavani also has been in form with Napoli.

updated: June 16, 2013 08:40 IST
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Recife, Brazil: Copa America winners Uruguay will leave veteran striker Diego Forlan on the bench as they take on world champions Spain in Recife in their opening Confederations Cup Group B match on Sunday.

Uruguay have lost ground since winning the Copa America in Argentina two years ago and face a struggle to qualify for the World Cup finals next year in Brazil.

The two-time World Cup winners are currently only sixth in regional qualifying and the Confederations event is a mere distraction from the main aim of reaching the finals.

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