Torreira back for Uruguay for Copa America quarterfinals

SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) — Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira says he will be able to play on Saturday when his team faces Peru in the Copa America quarterfinals.

Torreira skipped Uruguay’s 1-0 win over Chile on Monday with a fever and stomach problems.

The 23-year-old Torreira says “those were complicated days with a lot of fever, headaches, vomit. I lost three kilos, but I will be ready for Saturday.”

Torreira became a starter after midfielder Matias Vecino injured a muscle in the 4-0 win over Ecuador. Torreira played in the 2-2 against Japan in Uruguay’s second match.

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Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez has several options in midfield, with both creative and defensive players that include Nicolas Lodeiro, Nahitan Nandez, Rodrigo Bentancur, Giorgian De Arrascaeta and Federico Valverde.

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