For their next 2026 World Cup qualifying matches, Uruguay’s coach Marcelo Bielsa left experienced forwards Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez out of his team on Monday.
The first CONMEBOL qualifier for the two-time world champions is against Chile on Friday; four days later, they play Ecuador in Quito.
At 68 goals, Suarez surpasses Cavani, who is ranked second, to become Uruguay’s all-time top scorer.
In 2010, 2014, 2018, and 2022, they both participated in the World Cup.
Suarez has scored fifteen goals for Gremio of Brazil this season, whereas Cavani has only scored once in his first five games at Boca Juniors after moving from Valencia to the Argentinians.