MONTEVIDEO: Uruguay will be without suspended star strikers Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani for their opening World Cup qualifiers against Bolivia and Colombia.

Barcelona's Suarez is still serving out his international ban for biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup while Paris Saint-Germain attacker Cavani was handed a two-match suspension at the Copa America.

Uruguay begin their qualifying campaign for the 2018 World Cup in Bolivia on October 8 before hosting Colombia five days later.