Suarez called up for Uruguay friendly with Romania

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MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) -- Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez has ignored the recent furor surrounding Luis Suarez and called up the Liverpool forward for an international friendly match against Romania on Feb. 29 in Bucharest.

In his squad named Tuesday, Tabarez also included forwards Diego Forlan and Edinson Cavani, who helped Uruguay win last year's Copa America -- the continental championship.

Suarez refused to shake hands with Patrice Evra of Manchester United before last Saturday's Premier League game at Old Trafford. It was the players' first meeting since Suarez was banned for eight matches for racially abusing the Manchester United defender in October.

Suarez apologized for not shaking Evra's hand the following day, with Liverpool's main commercial sponsor raising concerns with the club over the incident.