Internazionale forward Alvaro Recoba has declared himself unavailable to represent his country because he is not guaranteed a starting place.

The Uruguayan striker has refused to join up with the national squad for their World Cup qualifier with Chile.

”A situation has been created whereby it doesn’t let me give my best for the team,” said Recoba.

”I play football to be happy and to make people happy but it’s too difficult to do this if you are not being taken into consideration.”