2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

14 June - 15 July

Diego LAXALT

Age
26
Height
177.0 cm
Date of Birth 07 February 1993
International Caps
10
International Goals
0

One of a number of players from the Uruguay squad that reached the final of the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup to have been promoted to the senior set-up over the past few years, Diego Laxalt is a fast, composed and versatile left-sided midfielder who puts opponents under immediate pressure and provides invaluable support during dangerous attacks.

The athletic Montevideo native was first called up by Oscar Tabarez in March 2016, although he did not make his Uruguay debut until October of that year. Since then, he has been frequently included in national squads, but he was only used twice during the Russia 2018 qualifying campaign, both times as a substitute. However, following Laxalt’s solid performances at left-back at the China Cup in March, Tabarez decided to bring him to Russia to provide cover in that key position.