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Luis Suarez: I am going to the World Cup

Suarez has scored over 30 goals for his country - Action Images

The Uruguay striker is optimistic that he will recover from knee surgery in time for the tournament in Brazil.

After an operation on his left knee, Suarez and those around him are hopeful that he will be able to represent his country next month.

The Uruguayan FA president Wilmar Valdez told La Ovacion that the Liverpool forward might be back in training in a little over two weeks.

"We know the surgery was a success and that the injury is not serious. We have to wait and see how he recovers.

"We had very little time to react and, without knowing the extent of the injury, we didn't want to raise the alarm to the public," Valdez said.

"These are injuries that, considering Suarez's fitness and if the recovery is good, will not take long for him to return to play. We have to calculate if he will arrive for the first, second or third [World Cup group match].

"We know that normally the recovery period, if all goes well, is around 15 days to return to training. We all know what Luis represents to the national team and more so, considering the great form he was in. Considering how valuable he is to the national team, it is a big concern for us."

Suarez had a message for fans when speaking to a radio station in Uruguay.

"Be calm - I am going to get there," he said.

"Thanks for all your support. I am going to work really hard in the coming days to be at 100 percent and help my team-mates."

 

 

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