Uruguay v Trinidad and Tobago: Sanchez skips final to help Suarez-less La Celeste


Monterrey star Carlos Sanchez has skipped his club's Liga MX final to be available for a Luis Suarez-less Uruguay in their sole Copa America Centenario warm-up friendly against Trinidad and Tobago.

Uruguay welcome Trinidad and Tobago to Montevideo on Friday as they gear up for their Copa campaign, which begins against Mexico at the University of Phoenix Stadium on June 5.

La Celeste will be without their captain and talisman Suarez, after he sustained a hamstring injury during Barcelona's Copa del Rey final victory over Sevilla last Sunday.

Suarez - who missed last year's Copa due to suspension - has joined up with the rest of Oscar Tabarez's squad, but is not expected to feature in any of Uruguay's three Group C fixtures.

However, experienced midfielder Sanchez, who has enjoyed a superb debut season with Monterrey, will be available to Tabarez after putting country firmly before club this week.