World Cup Qualifying: Luis Suarez ready for Uruguay return

Barcelona star Luis Suarez is finally set to make his return in the Uruguay national team, almost two years after the infamous 2014 World Cup incident. At the final tournament Suarez bit Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini and received a nine-match international ban, along with a global ban of four months for all football activity. Suarez is now in training with Uruguay as they prepare for matches against Brazil and Peru in the South American section of World Cup qualifying.

Suarez seems aware of his mistake now but insists he was punished too harshly. "I made a mistake,' Suarez says. "But there was no logic to the punishment. For four months I was not even allowed to train with my club. I was punished more than if I had taken drugs. But everyone gets what they deserve and you only have to look at how FIFA is now and that tells you everything you need to know about FIFA."

"I am going to have the same attitude. I will still run, still pressure, still argue but with moderation, like I am doing now at Barcelona," he added. "I have been working over the last few weeks on trying to control my anxiety, my nerves, which people's euphoria can cause me but I am very relaxed. I know it is special because a lot of time has passed but more than anything I feel like a player who is coming to give the best I can." Uruguay have recorded three wins and one loss in the qualifying campaign so far and they are three points behind leaders Ecuador in the 10-team South American group. Suarez has been in supreme form this season, scoring 46 goals in 47 games for Barcelona.

Uruguay visit Brazil on Saturday, here are the odds for the match at Bet365:

Brazil win - 1.55
Draw - 4.00
Uruguay win - 5.75

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  • Croatia jakablazic


    He will give them massive boost. In my opinion Suarez is one of the best attackers in the world of football. He can create, finish, his technique is perfect, absolute predator in front of the goal. It will be great match this Saturday against Brazil. Two top 5 football sites going head to head must be watched. I hope that Suarez learnt about his mistakes and won't repeat them.

  • Bulgaria sharpe


    Too harsh punishment -I don't think so! It wasn't his first 'bite' that' he was punished for, there was a previous accident with him in Liverpool before that with his national team, so I think the punishment was quite deserve and they just have to stop them back them to just walking around and bites people. No matter how good of a player you are there's have to be some rules for everybody which Suarez crossed not once but twice, so it's just stupid playing victim right now.

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