Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira has been named in the Uruguay squad for the China Cup later this month, which they’ll take part in along with three other national teams.

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 24: Lucas Torreira of Arsenal stretches for the ball under pressure from Mohamed Elyounoussi and Oriol Romeu of Southampton during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Southampton FC at Emirates Stadium on February 24, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 24: Lucas Torreira of Arsenal stretches for the ball under pressure from Mohamed Elyounoussi and Oriol Romeu of Southampton during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Southampton FC at Emirates Stadium on February 24, 2019, in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Uruguay announced their participation in the China Cup on Friday, along with the 27 players on the shortlist for the competition.

Arsenal star Lucas Torreira was among those named in the initial squad, which will be finalised in the days before the trip to China on the 15th March. That’ll make it a very quick turnaround for the player after the Gunners play Rennes on the 14th.

Uruguay will play a semi-final against Uzbekistan on March 22nd, before either playing a final or a third-place match on March 25th. The two teams taking part in the other semi-final are China and Thailand.

Uruguay won the tournament in 2018, with a 1-0 victory over Wales in the final. Torreira was a late substitute in that match, after making his international debut in the 2-0 semi-final win over the Czech Republic. Arsenal’s 23-year-old will be looking to retain the title this year.

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