The 32-year-old was the second keeper used by Tabarez in qualifying, but spent a lengthy spell on the sidelines after tearing cruciate ligaments in his right knee while on club duty.
He did briefly reclaim the number one shirt, but errors cost him his place and Muslera stepped in. Castillo is an unorthodox keeper who likes to take risks and come off his line. He made his international debut in 2007 at the relatively late age of 28, against Group A opponents South Africa.
Known as ‘The Wall’, Castillo began his career with Montevideo-based Defensor Sporting and has also played for Penarol and Brazilian club Botafogo. He moved to Colombia with Deportivo Cali earlier this year after two seasons in Brazil.
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