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Liverpool's Luis Suarez a doubt for Uruguay's World Cup campaign

Ex-Internacional forward Diego Forlan may have a bigger role to play for Uruguay
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It has emerged this morning that Uruguay striker Luis Suarez has suffered a knee injury in training and could be a doubt for his country's World Cup crusade, which gets underway in little over three weeks from now.

The Liverpool attacker, the Premier League Player of the Season, is the crucial weapon for Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez and any hopes they have of reaching the latter stages of the tournament would rest heavily on Suarez's shoulders.

The 27 year-old is due to have surgery tomorrow in a bid to fix the problem and would likely be out of action for up to 20 days after that; Uruguay's first game in the World Cup is against Costa Rica on June 14 in Fortaleza.

As well as performing with aplomb for Liverpool this term, Suarez was the top scorer in South American qualifying for the World Cup with 11 goals and has managed 38 in 77 games for the 1930 and 1950 champions.

 

 
 

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