Edinson Cavani picks up injury in Uruguay win over Chile 
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Edinson Cavani picks up injury in Uruguay win over Chile 

Manchester United have been handed an injury blow after Edinson Cavani picked up an injury while on international duty. 

Uruguay earned an automatic qualification to the upcoming World Cup following their 2-0 victory over Chile. Luis Suarez and Federico Valverde scored each a goal to knock Chile out of the CONMEBOl qualifiers as the hosts finished seventh in their group standings.

However, Uruguay were left sweating over the fitness of Cavani who suffered a hamstring injury and was subbed in the 29th minute with Suarez replacing the United forward. Uruguay finished third with 28 points accumulated from 18 games. 

Other teams to have qualified in South America (CONMEBOL) include, Brazil, Argentina and Ecuador while Peru will head to the intercontinental playoff against an Asian representative.

See also: Uruguay, Ecuador through to 2022 World Cup finals

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