Tuesday, March 19, 2019 | ePaper
Cavani misses China Cup for Uruguay with thigh injury
Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani has been ruled out of next week's China Cup after failing to recover in time from a thigh injury, the Uruguayan Football Association announced on Wednesday.
Oscar Tabarez's 23-man squad travel to Nanning to take on take on China, Uzbekistan and Thailand in the tournament, which runs between March 18-26.
"Cavani is not fit enough to be selected in the Uruguayan selection for the China Cup because of a right quadriceps injury from which he is still recovering," Uruguay's medical team said.
Cavani picked up the knock after scoring the only goal in Paris Saint-Germain's 1-0 Ligue 1 win over Bordeaux in early February, and his only playing time since was two desperate injury-time minutes during PSG's dramatic Champions League exit to Manchester United last week.
He also missed Tuesday night's 4-0 win at Dijon.
Cavani's absence means Barcelona striker Luis Suarez will lead the line for Uruguay, who are defending their China Cup title.