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Copa America Centenario: Diego Laxalt to replace the injured "Cebolla" Rodríguez

Copa America Centenario: Diego Laxalt to replace the injured "Cebolla" Rodríguez

Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez summoned Diego Laxalt on Monday for the injured Cristian 'Cebolla' Rodriguez during the Copa America, the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) reported on its web page.

"The AUF reports that Cristian Rodriguez is out of the Copa America Centenario," read the statement.

Laxalt, 23, was part of the pre-selection list by Tabarez before being cut.

Uruguay is holding out hope that Luis Suarez, who suffered an injury in the last league match of his club, will at least be ready to go for the last group games.

Uruguay travel to the United States on Wednesday and will debut in the competition against Mexico on June 5 in Phoenix. On the 9th they will play Venezuela in Philadelphia, and close its participation in Group C on the 13th against Jamaica in Santa Clara.

 

 

Text and photo: AFP