Luis Suarez expects Uruguay to cope without Edinson Cavani

Jul 04, 2018, 15:49
Luis Suarez expects Uruguay to cope without Edinson Cavani

"As much as he says he's half Uruguayan, Antoine is French and doesn't know what it's like to feel Uruguayan", Suarez said.

Together, they have scored 98 goals in 207 appearances for Uruguay.

Portugal hasn't reached the World Cup quarterfinals since 2006, when a young Ronaldo led the team to the semifinals and an eventual fourth-place finish.

Suarez is not having any of it though. He does not know about the dedication and effort to be able to succeed in football with so few people.

"At this stage we still believe we have room for improvement", Alves said.

Ronaldo, second on the scorers' list with four goals, then fired from more than 20 meters away, but the shot was received by Uruguay's goalkeeper Fernando Muslera.

Other social media users also wrote, "Bye bye Portugal", "Yep, your boyfriend is going home now" and "CIAAAAAAO PORTUGAL jajajajajajajajaj".

One of only two teams to win all four games so far, Uruguay boast one of the meanest defences in Russian Federation marshalled by talismanic captain Diego Godin, and a lethal strikeforce in Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez.

The latter is the godfather of Griezmann's daughter.

But Fernando Santos' side did briefly haul themselves level through veteran defender Pepe, whose powerful header, his sixth goal in 99 global appearances flew past Uruguay keeper Fernando Musilera. The Frenchman also became a fan of Uruguayan club Penarol and learned the chants sung among its supporters.

However, Uruguay have now officially confirmed he has not suffered a muscle rupture in his right calf, and he has been given the green light to take part in the match on Friday, though a starting position is unlikely at this stage.

"Griezmann is very Uruguayan, he passes himself off as a Uruguayan". One of the simplest bets you can make is on the outcome of any match, and again France are at the shorter price of 2.00 to get a result by the full-time whistle - Uruguay are at over double that price, at 4.50. "It could be a very special match for him. We had chances but that's football for you - the team that scores more goals wins, which is why Uruguay are celebrating".

At the last World Cup, Luis Suarez was involved in the notorius biting scandal and as far as back as 1986 Uruguay were labelled "liars and cheaters" by Alex Ferguson after a bad-tempered match against Scotland. His goal against Morocco at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium also saw him become Europe's all-time top global scorer on 85 goals, one ahead of Hungarian legend Ferenc Puskas.

Suarez had one compliment for Griezmann, saying he has a "brilliant left foot". The Albiceleste defenders just could not deal with the pace and verve of PSG starlet Kylian Mbappe.

The South Americans have conceded just one goal - the joint lowest in the tournament with Brazil - in four straight wins on their way to the showdown in Nizhny Novgorod.

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